The shining is a 1980 horror film produced and directed by stanley kubrick and co-written with novelist diane johnson the film is based on stephen king's 1977 novel of the same name the film is based on stephen king's 1977 novel of the same name. The movie version of the book was directed by stanley kubrick and written by kubrick and diane johnson it premiered in the united states on may 23rd , 1980 the movie stars jack nicholson as jack torrance , shelley duvall as his wife, wendy torrance and danny lloyd as their son, danny torrance. The shining faq is a scholarly examination of the themes and meanings of stanley kubrick's epic horror film with first-hand contributions from one of its editors, gordon stainforth this is an invaluable and unique kubrick resource. Jack nicholson, shelley duvall and danny lloyd star in this classic horror movie written by stephen king and directed by stanley kubrick review ostensibly a haunted house story, it manages to traverse a complex world of incipient madness, spectral murder and supernatural visions and also makes you jump.
Halloween horror nights is the name of an annual halloween celebration at universal studios, at their locations in both hollywood, california and orlando, florida one of the five films chosen for the 2017 halloween theme is the 1980 stanley kubrick film version of the shining the shining maze. The shining is a classic horror movie that is still watched and celebrated today stanley kubrick’s adaptation of stephen king’s novel of the same name starred jack nicholson in the iconic. Stephen king has thrown fresh criticism at stanley kubrick's adaptation of his novel the shining the us author, who famously dislikes the classic horror film, once described the 1980 release as. Jack torrance (jack nicholson) and his son danny (danny lloyd) in the shining (1980) in light of king’s personal attachment to the material and character, it is understandable why king disapproves of kubrick’s version, where that sympathetic element is tossed away.
Stanley kubrick’s the shining is easily one of my favorite horror films ever it’s one of those films that is the epitome of a “slow burn” but when it gets going, it’s fucking terrifying. In the final shot of the movie, the camera pans in on a photograph from the 1920's on the hotel wall and jack torrance is standing front-row center in this photo so that should make you ask all kinds of questions about the weird time loops that might be happening in this movie. The work of stanley kubrick is controversial enough without the added weight of him adapting a beloved novel by stephen king after turning arthur c clarke's 2001 into a true odyssey (and to some. All work and no play makes academy award-winner jack nicholson (as good as it gets, batman), the caretaker of an isolated resort, go way off the deep end, terrorizing his young son and wife shelley duvall (roxanne. Jack torrance in the movie, seems crazy from the jump jack nicholson, i’d seen all his biker pictures in the ’50s and ’60s and i thought, he’s just channeling the wild angels here.
Inside the shining hotel the shining if you have ever read the stephen king book the shining or watched stanley kubrick's film adaptation, you will know that it is a particularly disturbing story just appear in the shining king's novel misery also has a brief mention of the overlook hotel, and the fate of jack torrance annie. In fact, he said that he did not even like stanley kubrick’s film adaptation of the shining, starring jack nicholson and shelley duvall, who were cast as jack and wendy torrance respectively. The shining’s key character is jack torrance, a former teacher and aspiring writer who, when the book begins, is a few months off the wagon king doesn’t shy away from the realistic horror of jack’s drinking or emotional instability, depicting the strain both put on his job and marriage. Directed by stanley kubrick, “the shining” has withstood the test of time due to its masterful presentation and impeccable performances the superficial plot follows the story of jack torrance, portrayed by jack nicholson, a writer who agrees to take care of a hotel during its close in the winter.
All work and no play makes jack a dull boy but at least he's stylish in a 60-year career full of memorable performances, jack nicholson's role in the shining as jack torrance—the husband. Stephen king still loathes stanley kubrick's the shining, by the way his 2017 takedown of the classic horror film is just three words long. The photograph at the end of stanley kubrick's the shining explained by screenwriter movie stanley kubrick the shining horror about a year ago by joey paur we one thing it was all leading up to, though, was the photograph on the wall in which we see jack nicholson's jack torrance hosting a the fourth of july ball. At the heart of it all was jack nicholson as overlook caretaker jack torrance, slowly losing his grip on sanity as winter takes hold kubrick did his bit to push his stars to the edge, resorting.
Stanley kubrick’s the shining has one hell of an ending: maniac jack torrance’s frozen grimace, followed by the slow push-in on the antique photograph on the overlook hotel wall, is one of the most memorable one-two gut-punches in film history. Shelley duvall, danny lloyd and jack nicholson in the shining, directed by stanley kubrick, 1980 photograph: allstar/warner bros/sportsphoto ltd everyone remembers their first stephen king. Jack nicholson in ‘the shining’ (everett) in the final shots of stanley kubrick’s the shining, the audience sees the corpse of jack torrance (jack nicholson) frozen to death in the hedge maze where he tried to kill his wife wendy (shelley duvall) and young son danny (danny lloyd.