Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Shining(1980)- Amanda

Hello there! Amanda here again with another review of a blood- curdling classic- The Shining!
This movie was directed by the eccentric director Stanley Kubrick who was known for other films such as A Clockwork Orange(1971) and Dr.Strangelove(1964). This film is based on the book by Stephen King. It stars Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. It begins as many movies do with the happy family starting a new future at the Overlook Hotel where Jack has been offered a job as caretaker. Seems simple enough, doesn't it? But there is more to the hotel that meets the eye. The family begin to sense that there is something else in the hotel with them after a while. Something sinister and evil. It seems to be coming from Room 237!!!! Cue weird sightings of twins and rivers of blood gushing down corridors and you have the eerie atmosphere of this movie.

I like the way that Jack seems to be on a downward spiral into a mental breakdown. Is it caused by the hotel???You can see from his facial expressions that he has been possessed by something sinister and evil. The climax of the movie has Jack turning from loving dad into crazed maniac with a hatchet!! Of course, who can forget the immortal words- "Here's Johnny!!!".. Classic stuff.. See you again, soon...Don't venture into Room 237!!!!!


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