Ben Oliver

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The Shining

Danny, I’m coming!
03 December 2016

There are entire websites, books, TV shows & even other films dedicated to deciphering Kubrick’s masterpiece so my few paragraphs don’t have much extra to offer. The fact that it has sparked more conjecture and theorising than almost any other film probably says enough about what a fascinating puzzle The Shining is.

I’m not a horror buff at all but something about the mysterious plot and the eerie pacing sucker me in every time. Very few films stick in your mind shot for shot quite like this one. Like the rest of Kubrick’s work it’s timeless and always reveals something new with every viewing. This time I noticed that Wendy never actually gets hurt despite Jack coming at her with an axe. Spoooooky.

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