Tag Archives: The Shining

Dark in THE SHINING

Getting the week started correctly, here is another scary cinema post in this last week before we’ll all celebrate the season with treats or tricks. I might argue that 2001: A Space Odyssey is Stanley Kubrick’s most innovative, ambitious, and visionary film. But The Shining is my favorite Kubrick flick, and it’s one of the [...]

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Overlooking The Shining

Every now and then I try to make my list of the ten best films of all time, but the best I’ve been able to do is to come up with my favorite films by my favorite directors. Stanley Kubrick has lots of great movies, and they’re all worth watching over and over again. That [...]

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Making Strangelove

Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 black satire, Dr. Strangelove (Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb), is one of the Kubrick movies I hear Kubrick fans claim as their favorite Kubrick movie. 2001 gets a lot of votes and I love The Shining, and Strangelove is an example of the director at his [...]

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Creepy Kubrick

Earlier this year, Indiewire posted a five-part, three hour documentary covering the career of the late, great Stanley Kubrick. Here’s their introduction to this fantastic project… For the past little while, the folks at The Directors Series have been putting together an extensive, detailed look Kubrick’s career in a series of video essays, which is [...]

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Overlook Twins

Continuing our celebration of 35 years of The Shining here’s another of Rob Ager’s insightful video examinations of the film. As I’ve mentioned, Ager is my favorite alternative critic of The Shining, and in this video he looks at the mystery and meaning of the ghostly twin girls in the Overlook Hotel. Stay Awake! Please [...]

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The Shining at 35

This spring my favorite Stanley Kubrick film is celebrating its 35th birthday. The Shining was beat up pretty badly when it debuted in 1980 — Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall’s performances were panned and Kubrick was held responsible. Of course, years later, the film is considered to be a classic by the master. In celebration, [...]

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King Crimson

For this spooky October post I found a little gem on YouTube. It claims to be the first ever television interview with Stephen King and since I couldn’t find an earlier one on the site, I’m gonna take their word for it. The interview takes place one decade into King’s career after he’s written horror [...]

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