The Shining

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(out of 5)


Stanley Kubrick turns to the horror genre for this very scary but somewhat overlong film, a liberal adaptation of the novel by Stephen King.   and  move to a remote winter inn with their young son to act as guardians of the place during its off season when tourists are no longer visiting. Enjoying the space and relative comfort of the establishment, Duvall is disturbed when she realizes that both her husband and son are starting to act a little weird:  the boy is being bothered by visions of strange inhabitants, while Nicholson is being taken over by the restless spirit that haunts the inn. Despite a ridiculous story, the film is immensely entertaining thanks to Kubrick’s uncanny sense of time and space and Nicholson’s deliciously zany performance. Duvall does a great job of being scared out of her wits, especially in the famous scene that turned the line ‘Heeeeere’s Johnny!’ into something sinister.


United Kingdom, 1980

Directed by

Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by Stanley Kubrick

Music by ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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Razzie Award Nominations
Worst Actress (Shelley Duvall)
Worst Director (Stanley Kubrick)


Shining

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