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    abuse and becomes the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel for the winter. Determined to make amends, he quits drinking and tries to finish his novel while working at the hotel. However, Jack slowly falls under the hotel’s influence and is constantly plagued by past mistakes and loses control. Danny Torrance (Major) - Jack’s five year old son with a special power called the “Shining”. He is able to see what others cannot, and is able to see the horror of the hotel they are staying in. Danny is also able

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    The Hero and Villain Paradigm in The Shining

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    descriptive passages to build Jack’s character. Knowing Jack’s past and his thoughts allow readers to empathize with him and attribute his monstrous actions to outside forces. The psychological battle between Jack and the Overlook help establish Jack as a failed hero and the Overlook as the antagonist or evil outside force. By contrast, Kubrick’s adaption, which ignores most of Jack’s nuances, makes it easier for the audience to distance themselves from Jack and to view him as a villain. Comparing King

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    Film Analysis: The Shining

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    tale of a man named Jack Torrance and his wife Wendy and son Danny, who spend a few winter months in isolation as caretakers of the Overlook hotel. This is no typical horror movie. Viewers are slowly lead though a slow film journey following the Torrance family in their moments of horror and insanity with help from bizarre events connected to the haunted Overlook Hotel. Through unique camera shots, Stanley Kubrick vividly captures and displays an emotional roller coaster of the facial expressions

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    The Shinning by Stephen King

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    or "supernatural" territory. There could be tons of reasons as to why something could be portrayed as haunted. In the film The Shining by Stephen King, the Overlook Hotel calls to Jack Torrance to come back to the hotel and fulfill his duty as caretaker of that hotel. Jack's son Danny even experiences extrasensory perception within the hotel. There are several tales of angry spirits coming back to reap havoc among those who have crossed it. A tale such as this is “The Queen of Spades” written by

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    The Reflection of Kubric's "The Shining"

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    Kubrick’s film? First, The Shining is about an already dysfunctional family, that move into a hotel because the father, Jack Torrence, has gotten a job as the caretaker of the hotel. Before taking the job, Jack is informed that the previous caretaker got “cabin fever” and killed his entire family. His son, Danny Torrence, is psychic and telepathic and begins to see and be bothered by the spirits living in the hotel. These spirits eventually possess Jack and he too tries to kill his family, which also includes

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    From the first scene to the last, director and producer Stanley Kubrick, takes control of and masters all facets of the movie, especially the sound and audio effects. Director Stanley Kubrick uses audio effects to accentuate the plot. The audio effects are crucial to understanding the movies hidden meaning. He relies on the feelings and thoughts that he wants to be portrayed to come through the sounds that accompany the scenes and uses the audio to subtly convey information and emotions. Bill Blackmore’s

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    King sets his novel in an isolated hotel in the mountains. But these two settings have something in common, they are disturbing. The settings that the authors chose are important because they are essential to the plot and it sets the mood. King set The Shining after the Vietnam War, 1975, at the Overlook Hotel located on the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The novel did not take place at the hotel during busy times when there were people going in and out but at the hotel during the fall and winter when it

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    Title: The Shining Author: Stephen King Genre: Horror Theme: Man Vs. The Overlook Hotel Setting: The Overlook Hotel, in a remote location on a mountain in Colorado. Major characters: Danny Torrance is a five year old boy who has the gift of shinning. Wendy Torrance is Danny's mother who is the strongest character, mentally, in this book. Jack Torrance is Danny's father who becomes insane toward the end of the story. Minor characters: Delbert Grady was the former caretaker

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    The Shining The Shinning, a horror movie that was released in 1980, featured Jack Nicholson, as a writer who is left in charge of the Overlook hotel during the winter. During this time Jack began to developed schizophrenia among many other personality and mood disorders and attempts to murder his own family. After reviewing this film it became apparent that there was a mixture of accuracy and exaggeration of the development of schizophrenia. Jack had this disorder, but also had symptoms of other

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    Analysis of The Shining, by Stanley Kubrick

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    What is horror? Webster's Collegiate Dictionary gives the primary definition of horror as "a painful and intense fear, dread, or dismay." It stands to reason then that "horror fiction" is fiction that elicits those emotions in the reader. An example of a horror film is "The Shining", directed by Stanley Kubrick. Stanley Kubrick was a well-known director, producer, writer and cinematographer. His films comprised of unique, qualitative scenes that are still memorable but one iconic film in his collection

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