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    Jack Torrance, the main character of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, played by Jack Nicholson, dutifully fills his role as breadwinner to the nuclear family until the pressures of carrying the “white man’s burden” become to great for him to bear and ultimately causing him to go insane. Because a wide gap exists between Torrance’s desire (to be a creative person) and his interpolated role (which imposes breadwinning over his desire), he experiences heightened inner tension. This inner tension ultimately results in violent outbursts toward his wife and son, whom he perceives as the sources of his alienation. Kubrick's positioning of Jack Torrance at the center of the narrative, and Nicholson’s use highlights the films thematic criticism of the…

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    hotel in the mountains of Colorado for the winter. They are trapped by the snow, and when cabin fever catches up to the man, Jack, things get out of hand. People worldwide love the novel and the movie, but Mr. King has spoken out against the movie version due to changes made by the director, Stanley Kubrick. The variations between the novel and movie include: Jack Torrance’s battle…

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    Shining (1980) is a horror-drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, The Shining is about a family who takes residence in a secluded hotel for the winter during its off season. The hotel is home to evil spirits that manipulate the father, Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), into a violent state. His psychic son (Danny Lloyd) suffers from the abuse from his past, while having frightening visions of the past…

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    All of the evil of the hotel, which is possessing Jack, eventually fights with Danny. The Overlook is working through Jack to make Danny be obedient, and to not run away; Danny has to be "chastised" (Kubrick 1980). The young boy, however, has known that the hotel has been trying to know what he 's thinking, and he has been able to resist it 's attempts. Instead of referring to the hotel 's illusions as "pictures," as he formally did, Danny now calls them "false faces," which are fictitious. In…

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    their lands. It’s been believed since those turbulent times in the colonial days of the United States that Native American burial grounds have the capability to kill those who stumble across them due to antiquated native rituals. A similar idea was represented by King, who described a modern middle-class family by the name of Torrance that moved…

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    Jack Torrance is obsessed with his frustrations as his alcoholism and violent tendencies destroy his teaching career and his family. Initially, King insists that Jack is responsible for the impending demise of his life and family but The Shining becomes ambivalent and almost cryptic on the subject of who to blame. Jack becomes an alcoholic at high school under the stress of the abuse inflicted by his father on him and his family. Anyways, for King, Jack’s weaknesses are easy access into his…

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    The Native American Genocide that swept America “The Shining” is a classic horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, released on May 23, 1980. The movie takes place in the home of the three main characters Jack Torrance, Wendy Torrance and Danny Torrence aka Doc. Jack goes for an Interview and ends up getting the job during the winter as the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel. The Overlook Hotel is known to have many Native American patterns on the floor and curtains even on Wendy’s clothes.…

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    Suspense In The Shining

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    helped build suspense towards the climax where the main character is attacking his family? The film overall storyline involves a man named Jack Torrance who getting a new job as a caretaker to a hotel during the winter season. During this season he will be living with just his family because the hotel closes down completely due to its harsh winter storms, but the caretaker is suppose to keep up with the hotel maintenance. Although when Jack and his family are staying at the hotel they all…

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    The Shining Film Analysis

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    The movie The Shining based on a Stephen King’s novel with the same title and directed by Stanley Kubrick introduces a family who heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific apprehensions from the past and of the future. The "Danny's tricycle" scene is one of the most famous scenes in modern cinema history. Director Stanley Kubrick uses different film techniques to convey the horror and…

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    The Shining Movie Analysis

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    every aspect from wall to wall and ceiling to floor. Danny then is followed by a left turn into the hallway where he rides pass an odd landing, and into the wide room with the grand staircase. The camera stays consistent of the frame never zooming in closer or tracking quicker. He continues his lap under the archway, past the fireplace, and back into the kitchen. The director makes it one long shot to make you feel like you’re with Danny the whole as if you did not miss one detail. He also does…

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