History Film / TheShining

13th Jun '16 6:19:20 PM Trippetta
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* RealityEnsues: Unlike the novel, Wendy is not a stunning blonde who for some reason is devoted to her average-looking, alcoholic, abusive husband (who has shown some promise as a writer but has only had a single story published). Instead, as played by Shelley Duvall she is a sweet, mousy woman who is cowering and ingratiating around Jack to the point of being irritating...that is, the type of wife someone like him would probably end up with. She also acts as most people would when confronted with an axe-wielding maniac--she blubber and whimpers rather than showing heroic dignity. [[spoiler: She does prove to have enough inner strength and resourcefulness to save Danny and herself.]] Kubrick's refusal to play to genre stereotypes has led to fans (and Stephen King himself) dumping on Shelly Duvall's performance for years.
19th May '16 6:28:42 PM stuffedninja
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** When Hallorann walks down the empty lobby hallway, [[NothingIsScarier everything is silent]]...until a yelling Jack suddenly emerges from behind one of the pillars and plunges his axe into Hallorann's chest.

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** When Hallorann walks down the empty lobby hallway, [[NothingIsScarier everything is silent]]...until [[spoiler:until a yelling Jack suddenly emerges from behind one of the pillars and plunges his axe into Hallorann's chest.chest]].
6th May '16 9:22:06 PM stuffedninja
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** The scenes of Danny riding his Big Wheel through the hotel, which have no sound other than the wheels.
** The scene with Hallorann navigating the empty lobby, since we know Jack is coming for him but the place is empty and silent. Eventually, Jack emerges from one of the pillars and hacks Hallorann to death with an axe.

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** The scenes of Danny riding his Big Wheel through the hotel, which have no sound other than the wheels.
wheels on the floor.
** The scene with Hallorann navigating the empty lobby, since we know Jack is coming for him but the place is empty and silent. Eventually, [[spoiler:Eventually, Jack emerges from one of the pillars and hacks Hallorann to death with an axe.axe]].
4th May '16 6:18:51 PM Dravencour
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* AxCrazy: '''NO KIDDING.'''

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* AxCrazy: '''NO KIDDING.'''Jack is perhaps the iconic example of this trope in film toward the end, when he tries to murder his wife and son with an axe.
22nd Apr '16 9:40:49 PM MEGAJOHN
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* Arc Words: [[spoiler:All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy]]

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* Arc Words: ArcWords: [[spoiler:All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy]]
22nd Apr '16 9:39:31 PM MEGAJOHN
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* Arc Words: [[All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy]]

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* Arc Words: [[All [[spoiler:All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy]]
22nd Apr '16 9:39:03 PM MEGAJOHN
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* Arc Words: [[All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy]]
11th Mar '16 4:41:51 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''The Shining''''' is a 1980 horror film loosely based on Creator/StephenKing's [[Literature/TheShining novel of the same name]]. It was directed by Creator/StanleyKubrick and starred Creator/JackNicholson and Shelley Duvall.

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'''''The Shining''''' ''The Shining'' is a 1980 horror film loosely based on Creator/StephenKing's [[Literature/TheShining novel of the same name]]. It was directed by Creator/StanleyKubrick and starred Creator/JackNicholson and Shelley Duvall.
6th Mar '16 8:03:19 PM stuffedninja
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* EldritchLocation: The hotel itself. [[spoiler:Judging by the film's AmbiguousEnding with the 1921 photograph featuring Jack, it seems that the hotel has made Jack's soul a part of it and has put him into a cycle of being reincarnated, going on a murderous rampage, dying, and being reborn again]].



** "I love you, Danny. I love you more than anything else in the whole world. And I would never [[{{Foreshadow}} do anything to hurt ya, never.]] You know that, don't ya? Huh?" to Music/BelaBartok's somber and menacing ''Music for Percussion, Strings and Celesta.''

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** "I love you, Danny. I love you more than anything else in the whole world. And I would never [[{{Foreshadow}} [[{{Foreshadowing}} do anything to hurt ya, never.]] You know that, don't ya? Huh?" to Music/BelaBartok's somber and menacing ''Music for Percussion, Strings and Celesta.''


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* StaircaseTumble: After being hit in the head with a baseball bat by Wendy, Jack takes a nasty fall down a flight of stairs that renders him unconscious once he reaches the bottom.


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* WhamLine: The caption of the [[SpookyPhotographs final image]] of the film. As if [[spoiler:Jack in the foreground]] wasn't significant enough, the shot lowers to the description of the picture: "Overlook Hotel - July 4th Ball - '''[[spoiler:1921]]'''".
6th Mar '16 4:54:12 PM stuffedninja
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* ChekhovsSkill: Danny walks through the maze with his mother near the beginning of the film. It comes in handy later on.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Danny walks through the maze with his mother near the beginning of the film. film and reaches the center. It comes in handy later on.on when [[spoiler:he is being chased through the maze by a deranged, axe-wielding Jack. Danny is able to make a false trail to throw Jack off and retrace his steps to escape the maze, knowing that Jack is following his footprints]].



* CreepyTwins: Grady's daughters are arguably one of the most famous examples, the TropeCodifier and provide the trope's image. Actually, they are specifically described in both book and film as not twins (ages 8 and 10) but in the movie they were played by real-life twin actresses.

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* CreepyTwins: Grady's daughters are arguably one of the most famous examples, the TropeCodifier TropeCodifier, and provide the trope's image. Actually, they are specifically described in both book and film as not twins (ages 8 and 10) but in the movie they were played by real-life twin actresses.



* HistoryRepeats: From the start of the film, during his interview for the winter caretaker job, Jack is warned that the last guy who took the job murdered his family and then himself. [[AxCrazy Take three guesses as to what happened to Jack]] [[SanitySlippage over the course of the film]]...
** Taken up a notch with the iconic final image, a cryptic photograph dating back to 1921 [[spoiler:which has Jack in the foreground. Interpretations have come to conclusions commonly fitting under the idea that Jack has been absorbed into the hotel along with all the other ghostly 'guests' in the picture, and the Jack we see in the movie is a reincarnation]].



* WhamShot: The final shot, no less, which focuses on a picture from a July 4th ball at the hotel in 1921. The cross-dissolves slowly zoom in on a person in the picture until you realize that person is [[spoiler:Jack]].

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* WhamShot: WhamShot:
** The image of [[spoiler:Jack frozen to death]].
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The final shot, no less, which focuses on a picture from a July 4th ball at the hotel in 1921. The cross-dissolves slowly zoom in on a person in the picture until you realize that person is [[spoiler:Jack]].
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