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Questions tagged [the-shining]

The Shining (1980) is a horror movie directed by Stanley Kubrick, and adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name; it also refers to the special abilities certain characters in the storyline possess.

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Does Danny's ability to “shine” have any connection to Jack's insanity and the events that occur in the hotel?

In The Shining (1980), does Danny's ability to "shine" have any connection to Jack's insanity and the events that occur in the hotel? If Danny's shining is what brings the hotel back to life, does ...
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What is the origin of “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”?

In the movie The Shining, there is a whole stack of papers reading "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" on the desk next to the typewriter. Where does this phrase come from? Does it come from ...
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What genre is The Shining?

I've heard people categorize it as a horror film, art film, thriller, even a black comedy. Which is it? Even my Film Studies professor was unsure.
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Where is The Shining set?

Does The Shining have a distinct location or is it like Springfield where you can make a good guess but it's never really described?
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What are the meanings behind the deleted ending scene in The Shining?

Stanley Kubrick cut a scene at the end of The Shining (1980). In that scene, we would see that Mr. Ullman visits Danny and Wendy Torrance at the hospital where they are recovered fo shock and says to ...
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Was the mistake in the opening scene of The Shining intentional?

Everyone knows about the legendary director Stanley Kubrick and how meticulous he was in taking his shots to perfection. This is the opening scene from the movie The Shining (1980). We see a shadow of ...
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Frozen Jack: Actor or Prop?

At the end of the film The Shining, when Jack Torrance has frozen to death, was this shot accomplished by putting make-up on Jack Nicholson or by using a prop body with a face cast in his likeness? I ...
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Who opened the store room door in The Shining?

The movie "The Shining" is a psychological horror, in genre. So there should not be any supernatural activity going on in the film. In one scene towards the climax, Jack was locked in the store room ...
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When Jack Torrance is frozen, why is he looking up?

The Shining (1980) uses a lot of symbolism referencing heaven and hell. One example is the use of circular overhead chandeliers appearing like halos above characters' heads. I'm wondering if there ...
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Stanley Kubrick's The Shining : Clue

Recently, I was watching (for the millionth time) Stanley Kubrik's The Shining. One of my favourite scene is the first meeting between Jack Torrance and Lloyd. At the beginning of that scene, we see ...
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What is Jack Nicholson tossing aside in this scene in The Shining?

What are those round metal objects that Jack Torrance is throwing to the floor in this scene in The Shining?
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Was the set of “The Shining” intentionally set on fire by Kubrick to eliminate prop re-usage?

It is said Kubrick had a habit of destroying outtakes and any unwanted scenes, even destroying the Monolith in order to prevent the re-hashing of props in later movies. Could this fire that happened ...
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How did they film Danny tricycle riding through the hotel?

I am curious how the camera managed to maintain such a close distance to Danny riding his tricycle through the hotel in The Shining. The camera seems to be positioned on some wheeled cart that is ...
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Why does Jack Nicholson say “Here's Johnny!” in The Shining when his character is called Jack?

In The Shining, when Jack Torrance has clearly gone mad and is chopping down the bathroom door with an axe to get to his wife, why does Jack Nicholson say "Here's Johnny!" when his character's name is ...
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What does the scene during the ending represent?

In the ending of The Shining, the camera slowly zooms into a photo and closes into a person who resembles Jack Nicholson (or is it him?). What does this scene depict? How does it relate to the movie?