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Overview[ edit ] Though King's novel and Kubrick's film adaptation depart in some significant details, they share the same premise. Jack Torrancea would-be professional writer, takes on a job as the winter caretaker of the sprawling Overlook Hotel in the Colorado mountains. His wife Wendy and son Danny accompany him for the season, the child exhibiting a psychic power called "the shining.
As the months wear on, the isolated family suffers from cabin fever and begin to experience paranormal events. Room is told entirely through voiceovers by people with different theories about The Shining.
According to one, the film is about the genocide of Native Americansbecause, according to the story, the hotel was built on a Native American burial mound ; and there is imagery throughout the film associated with the American West.
For instance, cans of Calumet Baking Powder are noticeable in the background of two important scenes. Because a calumet is a ceremonial pipeand the cans featured the image of a Native American, one analyst believed that American imperialism was the subtext of the film.
Another theorist believed that Kubrick had directed the footage disseminated by NASA to publicize the Apollo 11 moon landing. He believed that there are telltale signs of the use of front projection in NASA's footage and that Kubrick was contracted to produce hoaxed footage of a fake moon landing.
He points to the knitted Apollo 11 sweater that Danny wears and claims that "" refers to the mean distance of the earth to the moon. He also refers to the fact that a carpet pattern resembles the Apollo launching pad as evidence that the film is an elaborate apology of sorts for Kubrick's involvement.
In particular, the analyst feels that the tirade Jack delivers to Wendy about how she does not understand the duty of work and honoring a contract with an employer portrays Kubrick's own sense of isolation from keeping so big a secret.
One analyst connects the Overlook's hedge maze -labyrinth with the mythic story of the Minotaurbelieving that a skier in a poster is actually a minotaur. She bolsters her theory by pointing out that there is no maze in the original book and that an earlier Kubrick film, Killer's Kisswas made for Minotaur Productions.
Kubrick's unrealized project about the Holocaust, Aryan Paperssuggested to another analyst that The Shining is really about that genocide.
He connects Jack's sinister recitation of the Big Bad Wolf's refrain to a Disney production where the wolf is an anti-Semitic caricature.
The analyst also feels that Kubrick embeds a message of hope in Dick's advice to Danny about how to deal with his shining abilities. Dick explains that the images Danny sees are just pictures of the past, and they can be forgotten. The analyst feels Kubrick is trying to remind his audience of the Holocaust while at the same time helping them to let go of its horrors.
There is an extended sequence where the film is superimposed over itself in reverse. By running the film forwards and backwards at the same time, parallels are created, such as Danny walking in on his father and the previous caretaker as they discuss Danny's murder.
The filmmakers do not attempt to promote any of the particular claims made by their interview subjects. I just see it as sort of a story about juggling the responsibilities of your career and family and as cautionary tale of what may happen if you make the wrong choice.Room is a American documentary film directed by Rodney Ascher about interpretations and perceived meanings of Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining () which was adapted from the novel of the same name by Stephen King.
The film includes footage from The Shining and other Kubrick films, along with discussions by a number of Kubrick . The Shining () Director: Stanley Kubrick Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall. THE LOWDOWN: Perhaps the most formally perfect horror film ever made, and certainly my pick for the scariest.
The Shining is a horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and co-written with novelist Diane leslutinsduphoenix.com film is based on Stephen King's novel of the same name..
The Shining is about Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic, who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the isolated historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. The Shining is a horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and co-written with novelist Diane leslutinsduphoenix.com film is based on Stephen King's novel The Shining..
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