The Shining

Showing Tue 31 Oct only

The Shining
Stanley Kubrick
Country of origin and year
USA/UK 1980
119 minutes
Rated 15 - Contain strong violence, strong language.
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Joe Turkel.

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Hired as caretaker of an isolated and deserted mountain hotel, struggling author Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) is haunted by his frustrated creative ambitions and fears of failure. Nurtured by the claustrophobia and isolation of his surroundings, his underlying insanity gradually evolves into rampant madness as he attempts to murder with an axe the only other occupants of the hotel - his wife and son (Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd). Truly hypnotic, disturbing, and ultimately entertaining.

Accompanying the film is Work and Play: a short film about The Shining (2017), directed by Matt Wells. This short documentary brings together new personal reflections from Kubrick’s collaborators and unseen materials from his personal archives to shed light on this unique cinematic achievement.

Featured in the documentary are: Lisa and Louise Burns (who played The Grady Twins), Garrett Brown (inventor and operator of the Steadicam on The Shining), Diane Johnson (author and co-screenwriter on The Shining), Katharina Kubrick (Stanley Kubrick’s daughter) and Jan Harlan (Kubrick’s producing partner and brother in law).


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