History Headscratchers / TheShining

2nd Nov '15 2:35:51 PM CaptainAmazing
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* What, if any, significance is there to Danny's Apollo sweater, aside from the EpilepticTrees conspiracy theories regarding the idea that Kubrick faked the moon landing?
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* What, if any, significance is there to Danny's Apollo sweater, aside from the EpilepticTrees TinfoilHat conspiracy theories regarding the idea that Kubrick faked the moon landing?landing? It really seems quite prominent in that one scene.
2nd Nov '15 2:33:45 PM CaptainAmazing
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** Or that it was something that the hotel/the ghosts conjured up to tempt Jack. There are plenty of times when he interacts with objects that shouldn't be there.
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** Or that it was something that the hotel/the ghosts conjured up to tempt Jack. There are plenty of times when he interacts with objects that shouldn't be there.there. *What, if any, significance is there to Danny's Apollo sweater, aside from the EpilepticTrees conspiracy theories regarding the idea that Kubrick faked the moon landing?
2nd Nov '15 2:24:39 PM CaptainAmazing
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* "For the purposes of telling the story, my view is that the paranormal is genuine. Jack's mental state serves only to prepare him for the murder, and to temporarily mislead the audience... As the supernatural events occurred you searched for an explanation, and the most likely one seemed to be that the strange things that were happening would finally be explained as the products of Jack's imagination. It's not until Grady (the ghost of the former caretaker who axed his family to death) slides open the bolt of the larder door allowing Jack to escape, that you are left with no other explanation but the supernatural.*
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\n* *** "For the purposes of telling the story, my view is that the paranormal is genuine. Jack's mental state serves only to prepare him for the murder, and to temporarily mislead the audience... As the supernatural events occurred you searched for an explanation, and the most likely one seemed to be that the strange things that were happening would finally be explained as the products of Jack's imagination. It's not until Grady (the ghost of the former caretaker who axed his family to death) slides open the bolt of the larder door allowing Jack to escape, that you are left with no other explanation but the supernatural.*
2nd Nov '15 2:23:35 PM CaptainAmazing
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** Wordof God is that the ghosts are real, but that it's meant to be ambiguous until Grady lets Jack out of the freezer:
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** Wordof God WordofGod is that the ghosts are real, but that it's meant to be ambiguous until Grady lets Jack out of the freezer:
2nd Nov '15 2:23:24 PM CaptainAmazing
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** WordofGod is that the ghosts are real, but that it's meant to be ambiguous until Grady lets Jack out of the freezer:
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** WordofGod Wordof God is that the ghosts are real, but that it's meant to be ambiguous until Grady lets Jack out of the freezer:
2nd Nov '15 2:20:55 PM CaptainAmazing
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**WordofGod is that the ghosts are real, but that it's meant to be ambiguous until Grady lets Jack out of the freezer: *"For the purposes of telling the story, my view is that the paranormal is genuine. Jack's mental state serves only to prepare him for the murder, and to temporarily mislead the audience... As the supernatural events occurred you searched for an explanation, and the most likely one seemed to be that the strange things that were happening would finally be explained as the products of Jack's imagination. It's not until Grady (the ghost of the former caretaker who axed his family to death) slides open the bolt of the larder door allowing Jack to escape, that you are left with no other explanation but the supernatural.*

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** WordofGod (see quote towards the top of the page) is that everything is meant to be ambiguous *until* Grady lets Jack out of the freezer. This moment is meant to end the ambiguity.
2nd Nov '15 2:09:41 PM CaptainAmazing
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*What did the photo at the ending mean? Was Jack "absorbed" into the hotel, or had he "always been the caretaker" (i.e.was some kind of reincarnation)?
2nd Nov '15 1:57:01 PM CaptainAmazing
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** The easy explanation here is that Jack was heavily hallucinating.
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** The easy explanation here is that Jack was heavily hallucinating.hallucinating. ** Or that it was something that the hotel/the ghosts conjured up to tempt Jack. There are plenty of times when he interacts with objects that shouldn't be there.
2nd Nov '15 1:42:49 PM CaptainAmazing
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**** Danny is with Wendy for the entire "Redrum" bit. For him to have let Jack out, he would have had to have been told by Wendy where Jack is (not done on camera, IIRC). He could have snuck down and done it while Wendy was sleeping, but that would require him to somehow have let Jack out, made it all the way upstairs with much smaller legs, and then done the entire "Redrum" sequence before Jack caught up to him. Plus, it's not even clear if Danny can reach the latch on the freezer door, and there's nothing to directly imply that Danny did it anyhow.
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**** Danny is with Wendy for the entire "Redrum" bit. For him to have let Jack out, he would have had to have been told by Wendy where Jack is (not done on camera, IIRC). He could have snuck down and done it while Wendy was sleeping, but that would require him to somehow have let Jack out, made it all the way upstairs with much smaller legs, and then done the entire "Redrum" sequence before Jack caught up to him. Perhaps Jack could have been using that time to find the ax, but it would still involve him just standing in the freezer for no reason for the amount of time that it took Danny to get out of the enormous kitchen. Plus, it's not even clear if Danny can reach the latch on the freezer door, and there's nothing to directly imply that Danny did it anyhow.
2nd Nov '15 1:32:18 PM CaptainAmazing
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****Danny is with Wendy for the entire "Redrum" bit. For him to have let Jack out, he would have had to have been told by Wendy where Jack is (not done on camera, IIRC). He could have snuck down and done it while Wendy was sleeping, but that would require him to somehow have let Jack out, made it all the way upstairs with much smaller legs, and then done the entire "Redrum" sequence before Jack caught up to him. Plus, it's not even clear if Danny can reach the latch on the freezer door, and there's nothing to directly imply that Danny did it anyhow.
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