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Release, Reception and Cultural Legacy

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the release, reception, and cultural legacy of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). When The Shining was released, it did not immediately receive the acclaim that many ... More


Introduction

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of The Shining (1980), Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling novel of the same name. The Shining is widely acclaimed as one of the ... More


Genre and Themes

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the themes of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). The Shining, in its themes of family trauma and domestic violence, racial and class tension, all connected through the film's ... More


American Female Gothic

Elaine Showalter

in Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123835
eISBN:
9780191671616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The theorization of the Female Gothic as a genre that expressed women's dark protests, fantasies, and fear is one of the earliest critical manifestations of the change in consciousness that came out ... More


Gender Hyperbole and the Uncanny in the Horror Film

Katie Model

in Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036613
eISBN:
9780252093661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036613.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Stanley Kubrick's film, The Shining (1980), based on Stephen King's eponymous novel (1977). Applying the Freudian concept of the “uncanny” to Jack Nicholson's performance the ... More


Kubrick and Horror

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Stanley Kubrick's relationship with the horror genre. The Shining (1980) is a clear example of Kubrick's status as ‘an artist of complex and popular work’—rather than being ... More


Adapting The Shining

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the process of adapting Stephen King's book The Shining. Looking at how and why parts of the book were adapted (rather than just focusing on what changed) allows for a coherent ... More


Conclusion

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter explains that while many studies and critiques have continued to limit its status within the horror genre, audiences and filmmakers have embraced Stanley Kubrick's The Shining ... More


Family

James Marriott

in The Descent

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733711
eISBN:
9781800342101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733711.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores which films Neil Marshall was watching while he wrote The Descent. Neil Marshall has in various interviews cited Deliverance (John Boorman, 1972), Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979), ... More


‘What the hell are you looking at me like that for?’

Jez Conolly

in The Thing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733773
eISBN:
9781800342132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733773.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the significance of camera angles, and how this affects the way the story is received by the audience. It discusses how the camera, under the control of a filmmaker, can be put ... More


Transformations (1979–1984)

Amanda Sewell

in Wendy Carlos: A Biography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190053468
eISBN:
9780190053499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053468.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter addresses the first few years after Carlos returned to the public eye, which included high-profile projects such as the soundtracks to the films The Shining and TRON. She also gave ... More


Haunted Houses, Haunted Minds: The Shining ()

Mathias Clasen

in Why Horror Seduces

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190666507
eISBN:
9780190666545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190666507.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Stephen King’s The Shining (1977) is one of the most popular horror novels of all time. It tells the story of a family snowed in at a haunted hotel. The father, Jack Torrance, dreams of literary ... More


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