History Headscratchers / TheShining

1st Apr '18 9:32:43 PM LM5000
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***No there's no way Jack was moving faster than Danny. Even though Jack is an adult and Danny's just a kid, Jack was probably suffering from a concussion from Wendy's bat and was visibly walking/running with a severe limp by the time he was chasing Danny. With Danny hightailing it out of the hotel and into the maze and Jack limping in pursuit, Danny was most definitely moving far faster than Jack was.
23rd Mar '18 6:06:18 AM ThatSpyChick
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** Not the actual scene itself, but here's the screenplay for the scene you're talking about.

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** Not the actual scene itself, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BMGq1c5YNU here's the screenplay for the scene you're talking about.about]].
23rd Mar '18 6:05:21 AM ThatSpyChick
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** Not the actual scene itself, but here's the screenplay for the scene you're talking about.
20th Feb '18 7:06:16 PM LM5000
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** No, Kubrick (the director of the film) mentioned the quote above about the movie, this is WordOfGod related to the film not the book.
17th Jan '18 9:09:35 PM Bergamot
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* Why is it called "The Shining"? I know Danny's telepathy is called The Shining, but it has almost no importance to the movie.
** In the book, it's never referred to as "the Shining." It's either a verb (people "shine") or the noun is called "the shine." In an essay, King noted that the novel was originally called The Shine. Someone at the publisher thought it might be taken as something racist because the term might connote black shoeshine boys when we meet the (also black) cook, Dick Hallorann. And yes, that's just as stupid as it sounds. So the publishers changed the title to The Shining, which King never liked. As different from the novel as the movie is, the characters and concept are still adapted from the book so the adaptations have the same title.

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* Why is it called "The Shining"? I know Danny's telepathy is called The the Shining, but it has almost no importance to the movie.
** In the book, it's never referred to as "the Shining." It's either a verb (people "shine") or the noun is called "the shine." In an essay, King noted that the novel was originally called The Shine. Someone at the publisher thought it might be taken as something racist because the term might connote black shoeshine boys when we meet the (also black) cook, Dick Hallorann. And yes, that's just as stupid as it sounds. So the publishers changed the title to The Shining, ''The Shining,'' which King never liked. As different from the novel as the movie is, the characters and concept are still adapted from the book so the adaptations have the same title. title.
*** Not quite as stupid as it sounds, unfortunately. The term "coonshine" is a racial slur related to black shoeshine boys, and, like "coon," "shine" was used as a racial slur up until around the early 1960s. Since the book was published in 1977, there'd be plenty of people who still remembered the usage and might make the unintended connection.
** Danny's ''ability'' is called the Shining because that is the word Hallorann uses to describe it, which is the first time Danny's ever heard that it has a name. It seems to have something to do with the idea that people with this power have a little extra something that makes them stand out, like something shiny. The novel is called ''The Shining'' likely because psychic ability is the supernatural twist that drives the plot. From a marketing perspective, it's probably more unusual and interesting than naming it ''The Overlook.'' And the movie's called ''The Shining'' because Kubrick had the rights to the novel and dammit, he was going to use them.
17th Jan '18 8:50:07 PM Bergamot
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*** Uhh... no. Tony isn't Danny from the future, he's a part of Danny's subconscious mind that serves to help him process the visions he's seeing. Remember, Danny's just five years old. In the novel, the imagery of Danny's visions is strange, it includes things like danger signs that Danny doesn't understand. That's how it seems to work, the visions are cobbled together from whatever psychic force Shiner's draw from. Tony is his own imagination's way of trying to interpret the visions. Danny sees Tony as older and more authoritative than himself because that's what his imagination brought him as a guide.

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*** Uhh... no. Tony isn't Danny from the future, he's a part of Danny's subconscious mind that serves to help him process the visions he's seeing. Remember, Danny's just five years old. In the novel, the imagery of Danny's visions is strange, it includes things like danger signs that Danny doesn't understand. That's how it seems to work, the visions are cobbled together from whatever psychic force Shiner's draw from. Tony is his own imagination's way of trying to interpret the visions. Danny sees Tony as older and more authoritative than himself because that's what his imagination brought him as a guide.



* Why is room 217 the only threatening room, since it sounds like several rooms had people die in them?

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* Why is room Room 217 the only threatening room, since it sounds like several rooms had people die in them?them?
** It's probably not the only dangerous room, but since numerous people with the Shining had already had bad experiences there, it's the one Hallorann chose to warn Danny about.
17th Jan '18 8:47:05 PM Bergamot
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** Hallorann is also a grown man in his fifties who had lived with his ability all his life. From a young age, he had a grandmother who shared his gifts and who helped him understand how they worked. By the time he got to the Overlook, he was probably about as prepared as he could get. If the Overlook made a play for him, he might have been capable of defending himself. (Not to mention that he had one significant advantage over Danny: if things ever became too much for Hallorann, he could ''leave.'')
28th Nov '17 1:10:23 PM Ansongc2000
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*** [[WhatAnIdiot He's an idiot]]. Also, I think I may have been wrong about the Shining and precognition being sepperate, so it's possible that it simply works better with more immaterial, distant threats.
27th Oct '17 7:52:29 AM ThePeake
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**Either he was trying to help Danny not be scared so much, or he thought it was the case that the ghosts were just visions or imprint and couldn't do genuine harm; possibly Danny's 'shine' helped power up the Hotel's spirits to give them more tangible power.
15th Oct '17 6:15:12 AM TaylorHyuuga
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** Why he retraced his steps was explained, but as for how he got out, he just followed the trail back out. Both he and Jack left a trail of footprints, and they never deviated from that path until Danny backtracked and hid.
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