The Shining (1980)
Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
I love this movie so much
Don't Believe the Hype
Great movie! If you want to be entertained and have a few good laughs, see this movie. The music is also very good,
A movie that not only functions as a solid scarefest but a razor-sharp satire.
After rewatching The Shining directed by visionary, Stanley Kubrick, I noticed subtle details that amazed me. So much effort was put into this and it is seen in every shot. Overall masterpiece and my favourite horror film ever.
From the very first scenes of all characters we know nicholson is mad.. the kid is mad...the wife is scared... there is no build up..and it is so long so boring...i watched the last half an hour skipping it... it has an 8.4 doesnt deserve a 4.8..
The Shining is a masterful piece of cinema. And when you find out it was directed by Stanley Kubrick, you cannot be surprised. I do think this is a good way to get into Kubrick films and this should be the first one you watch. It really gives you a sense of his style. The first thing I'll write about is the look of the film. This film looks marvellous. The hotel's interior is iconic and it's exterior is not like the Bates' Motel from Psycho but does look like a genuine hotel, all part of the illusion. The cinematography is excellent and the directing is perfect. The acting is superb. Jack Nicholson gives a performance that conveys his gradual fall into insanity. Shelley Duvall presents a great image of a terrified wife, at the expense of Kubrick's notorious treatment of her. Scatman Crothers and Danny Lloyd, the "Shiners" of this film are also completely believable. The overall story is brilliant. And what I love about it is that every time I watch it, it gets better. It's not one of the tricky Kubrick films which aren't great first time around but are masterpieces ie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The first time you watch it you may feel some parts were okay. But second time around, knowing what happens makes it all the better. There's so many details and one of the best parts of the film is the questions it asks you and how you think of it after. It provokes a lot of thought and is famous for the theories surrounding it. Overall I'd say that this is debatably, Kubrick's best and although it may not scare like it did in 1980, it does have the occasional haunting moment (and definitely scares when thinking about it after), it entertains thoroughly. An easy decision for one of the few movies I consider flawless: 10/10.
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