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    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 and future. Kubrick infuses the perfect elements of horror to build tension to create a frightening narrative. Kubrick’s use of dialogue, color symbolism,and sound design…

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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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    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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    Allusions In The Shining

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    The Movie “The Shining” was one of the best mysteries horror movies of all time. It’s about a family that stayed over the winter in a hotel in Colorado called “The OverLook Hotel”. A man named Jack wanted to write about staying there over the winter and how it will be a good vacation until things got to him and he went psycho. This film has a lot of allusions in most of the scenes, also towards the middle of the time being there Jack did a lot of violent things to Wendy and Danny. When unusual…

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    Jack is a man filled with desires to be good. He wishes to be a good father, a good husband, and a good writer. However, his temper and alcoholism get in the way. The Overlook hotel amplifies his demons, and turns Jack into a madman. There is also a history of violence within Jack. As a kid, Jack was abused by his father, and watched his father abuse his mother. Jack's father was also an alcoholic. This could explain Jacks abusive and alcoholic behaviors towards his family. Jack believes that…

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    techniques such as dialogue, sound and camera techniques to characterise Jack Nicholson’s character, Jack Torrance, by showing how his character changes throughout the film and how isolation is an unnatural environment for human beings to be put into and causes evil to triumph over an individual causing their mindset to be tainted and can set off evil tendencies. During the early stages of this film Kubrick uses camera shots and dialogue to show the audience how evil is a powerful force that is…

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    Stephen King is claimed to be one of the greatest writers of all time with too many novels to count published. On top of the novels, majority of his novels have been turned into a movie or television series. One of the most recognizable novel turned movie is The Shining. The storyline takes place around a struggling writer and his family who became the caretakers of a hotel in the mountains of Colorado for the winter. They are trapped by the snow, and when cabin fever catches up to the man,…

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    The Shining Movie Analysis

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    Escape The Shining is based off a novel written by Stephen King in 1977 and later produced as a horror film by Stanley Kubrick in 1980. The summary of the film is of a family that heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. Kubrick takes the study called phenomenology, which is the development of human consciousness and self-awareness as a preface…

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    12, par. 5). In addition, a ghostly character known as “the dogman” blocked Danny from visiting Jack in the Hotel (King, The Shining: pg. 495, par. 5). “The dogman” was taken advantage of by an opulent owner of the Overlook, Harry Derwent (King, The Shining: pg. 8, par. 3, & pg. 494, par. 7). In this case, since Derwent was a wealthy person, and placed in a position of high authority, he embodied the white imperialists who abused the natives, who are depicted by “the dogman” (King, The…

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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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