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The Shining

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No it's a great film. Legendary.

Here's one (a clip) I made earlier.
The Shining is not a great film.
Vague and disjointed full of visual gimmicks and Nicholson at his hammiest.
Yes it does have a certain atmosphere but some of the schlock Hammer Horror films also had atmosphere.
Yes the sets and background are very well done.
But a great film?
There is nothing uplifting about films that portray madness and violence however well done

But maybe madness is your thing?

It sure ain’t mine.
 
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The Shining is not a great film.
Vague and disjointed full of visual gimmicks and Nicholson at his hammiest.
Yes it does have a certain atmosphere but some of the schlock Hammer Horror films also had atmosphere.
Yes the sets and background are very well done.
But a great film?
There is nothing uplifting about films that portray madness and violence however well done

But maybe madness is your thing?

It sure ain’t mine.
I don't find your posts very uplifting.

As for the film, yeah, sure, we can agree to disagree. It's art.
 

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Some interesting thigs popping up in this thread, why for instance is there all these deep images replicated elsewhere?
 

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The Shining is sometimes projected with the film superimposed in reverse as an experiment. Forwards and backwards. Looks really interesting. Would love to see the full thing.

 

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The imagery used in objects, toys etc that are reflected as clothes that are worn, a tie etc?


What was Kubrick trying to tell us, or was all of this just imagery and nothing else?
Think it works on a number of levels, You don't notice it directly but your eyes pick it up and it hits you on a subconscious level which adds to the uncomfortableness and eerie atmosphere. Also gives the sense of the Hotel being haunted, with things out of place and a general sense of unreality. Like with the hotel layout, the camera shows so much of the interior but when you map it out its actually impossible, with rooms, windows etc existing where there couldn't logically be rooms.
Kubrick was big on visual coding, where much of the effect or narrative is shown visually rather than through a straightforward narrative story.
 
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"Leave the hotel?"


Torrance family journey to the hotel
 
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Was working in a hotel at the time it came out [1980]?

We went to see the film one evening

As I was the manager of the Lounge Bar in a Hotel it was my job to open the place up each morning

When I walked into the Reception area the Night Porter was walking towards me white as a ghost

I was just about to say you look like you just saw a glost when he stuttered out

- I've just seen one of the chambermaids strangled on the floor of her bedroom...

I have the book in the house but I cannot read it through

- as I don't want to tempt fate any further....
 
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