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That line was ad-libbed by Jack Nicholson as an imitation of Ed McMahon's intro for The Tonight Show. From here: Jack Nicholson ad-libbed the line "Here's Johnny!" in imitation of announcer Ed McMahon's famous introduction of Johnny Carson on U.S. network NBC-TV's long-running late night television program The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ...


Per director Stanley Kubrick: The ballroom photograph at the very end suggests the reincarnation of Jack. How does it relate to the movie? It sort of echoes the "You’ve always been the caretaker." line earlier in the film, which suggests something along the lines that his soul is perpetually stuck at/destined to end up at that hotel.


This is a big question to a very deep and complicated film! Kubrick mentions how it 'suggests' the reincarnation of Jack, he does not say that this suggestion is correct. Notice how the surrounding furniture is covered in white sheets and the sign for the Goldroom is on the other side to the previous position. It would imply some kind of time shift or ...


In reference to the great Rob Ager, it could come to mean that 'Jack' never existed, that he was merely an illusionary character used to symbolize the American man's obsessions with wealth, power and standing within a society. As Grady states "You've always been the caretaker", Jack is forever trapped within a cycle of pursuing a wealth, or a dream (the ...

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