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** The novel mentions that Halloran had always seen visions in other parts of the hotel, but The Lady In Room 217 was the only vision that actually came after him. Which is why, by the time the end of that season comes around, Halloran has decided that it will be his last with the hotel.

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*** When Jack is trying to break open the door, one can see what seems to be an emergency release handle on his side of the door. It's possible that he opened the door that way. In any case, how he managed to get past the locked door is unclear as while Jack suggests that Grady opened it, the film purposefully does not show the door unlocking itself.


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** Kubrick has also stated that the film was about a family that was slowly going insane, so there may be a bit of TrollingCreator going around.

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* Jack has pretty negative memories of his father, so why did he give his child the same middle name as him (Anthony)?

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* How does one give fellatio while wearing a face-covering bear mask?


*** 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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*** Further, you could propose that Danny did it in his Tony persona, who may be scheming to force a final confrontation between father and son. In fact, you could probably read the entire film as Tony using his powers to drive Jack insane and eventually die so that (a la the Oedipus Complex) Danny can have Wendy to himself.


*** It's part of a rush of WONDERFULLY surreal eldritch images that I personally consider to be the film's CrowningMomentOfAwesome (or maybe more specifically the elevator part is). Would added context really make these images ''more'' powerful than they are as [[MindScrew mind screws]]? Really??

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*** It's part of a rush of WONDERFULLY surreal eldritch images that I personally consider to be the film's CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome (or maybe more specifically the elevator part is). Would added context really make these images ''more'' powerful than they are as [[MindScrew mind screws]]? Really??


*** He had tunnel vision, the sort of idiocy that plagues many people. He was concentrating entirely on his mental shields, because he figured that Danny was calling out to him due to the hotel "awakening", and thus was concentrating on supernatural threats. He never considered that the EldritchAbomination that was the Overlook might actually know enough to ShootTheMageFirst...

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*** He had tunnel vision, the sort of idiocy that plagues many people. He was concentrating entirely on his mental shields, because he figured that Danny was calling out to him due to the hotel "awakening", and thus was concentrating on the supernatural threats. threats were foremost in his mind. He never considered that the EldritchAbomination that was ghosts in the Overlook hotel might actually know enough to ShootTheMageFirst...''ShootTheMageFirst''...


*** [[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.

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*** [[WhatAnIdiot He's an idiot]]. Also, I think I may have been wrong about He had tunnel vision, the Shining and precognition being sepperate, so it's possible sort of idiocy that it simply works better with more immaterial, distant threats.plagues many people. He was concentrating entirely on his mental shields, because he figured that Danny was calling out to him due to the hotel "awakening", and thus was concentrating on supernatural threats. He never considered that the EldritchAbomination that was the Overlook might actually know enough to ShootTheMageFirst...


** Re-reading the first part of the book, IMHO it seems like they moved due to the loss of income when Jack lost his teaching job at Stovington. Jack's pride wouldn't let him take any money from Shockley, so it seems likely that they moved to more affordable climes. And it's not like Jack was looked on very favorably by other staff members - he and Shockley became friends because they both drank to excess.

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** Re-reading the first part of the book, IMHO it seems like they moved due to the loss of income when Jack lost his teaching job at Stovington. Jack's pride wouldn't let him take any money from Shockley, so it seems likely that they moved to more affordable climes. And it's not like Jack was looked on very favorably by other staff members - -- he and Shockley became friends because they both drank to excess.


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** Also, it's revealed in ''Literature/DoctorSleep'' that the shining ability is more potent during childhood and adolescence. The True Knot group specifically targets children and teenagers for this reason, which helps explain why the hotel considers Danny to be more valuable, and is willing to exert so much effort to kill him.

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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.


** 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]].

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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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** No, Kubrick (the director of the film) mentioned the quote above about the movie, this is WordOfGod related to the film not the book.


* 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.

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