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The Shining
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The Shining 1980

From Amazon: Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is less an adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling horror novel than a complete reimagining of it from the inside out. In King's book, the Overlook Hotel is a haunted place that takes possession of its off-season caretaker and provokes him to murderous rage against his wife and young son. Kubrick's movie is an existential Road Runner cartoon (his steadicam scurrying through the hotel's labyrinthine hallways), in which the cavernously empty spaces inside the Overlook mirror the emptiness in the soul of the blocked writer, who's settled in for a long winter's hibernation. As many have pointed out, King's...

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Shelley DuvallShelley Duvall
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Tony BurtonTony Burton
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The Shining Movie Review by Filmkiller (10/31/2011)

This is another one of those immensely popular movies that I finally saw too late, when I was too old to really be scared by it and after far too much hype had been pissed into my ear. While you can count on Stanley Kubrick to display technical proficiency and present a visually interesting frame, once again this...

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The Shining Movie Review by BillyBob (3/13/2009)

Who really cares that 'REDRUM' is the word 'MURDER' spelled backwards? Do you? I sure as hell don't. In reality REDRUM isn't even a single word, anyways. It's actually 2 seperate words - RED and RUM. I think it's so much more clever what the word 'RACECAR' is, spelled backwards.

Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' has got to...

(complete The Shining review by BillyBob)

The Shining Movie Review by Jesse (3/8/2008)

The Shining (1980)
director: Stanley Kubrick
starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Joe Turkel

Reading the novel before seeing the film is almost always recommended, but in the case of The Shining, I would stay as far away as possible from the novel and focus on the genius...

(complete The Shining review by Jesse)

The Shining Movie Review by Ben (12/24/2007)

The latest edition of this movie was just released on DVD, and it is the first time I have had the chance to see it in widescreen. Apparently, Stanley was never really a big fan of those black bars that preserve the widescreen aspect of the movie as it was seen on the big screen. But he's dead now, so he had no business...

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The Shining Movie Review by Movie Addict (9/5/2007)

Wendy Torrance (Shelley Duvall): [crying] Stay away from me.
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson): Why?
Wendy Torrance: I just wanna get back to my room!
Jack Torrance: Why?
Wendy Torrance: Well, I'm very confused, and I just need time to think things over!
Jack Torrance: You've had your whole f*ckING LIFE to think things...

(complete The Shining review by Movie Addict)

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