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The Shining

Stanley Kubrick

Trailer

USA-UK, 1980, 143 min.
director and producer – Stanley Kubrick
script – Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson
based on the novel by Stephen King
camera – John Alcott
editor – Ray Lovejoy
music – Wendy Carlos and works by Penderecki, Ligeti and Bartok
production designer – Roy Walker
costume designer – Milena Canonero
A WARNER BROS./HAWK FILMS/PRODUCERS CIRCLE/PEREGRINE co-production
digitally restored print – PARK CIRCUS
cast:
Jack Nicholson (Jack Torrance), Shelley Duvall (Wendy Torrance), Danny Lloyd (Danny Torrance), Barry Nelson (Stuart Ullman), Scatman Crothers (Hallorann)

 


The Shining is a perfect symphony of horror, composed by Stanley Kubrick, the sublime master of all genres. The terror in the movie does not stem from shocking special effects, but the inexorable straightforwardness that leads to the deadly finale. Jack’s path is predestined, steered by the Overlook Hotel. It is the location itself that comes alive – to assimilate and engulf the living.
Kubrick placed particular importance on the symmetrical construction of the images to intensify the feeling of impisonment: the characters stick in the middle of the rooms as if caught in the center of a spider web. In contrast to the film’s literary forerunner, Kubrick scrapped the psychoanalysis of the family members, preferring to leave wide room for interpretation. Stephen King, the author of the novel, made no secret of his dissatisfaction with the Kubrick version, particularly the finale in the labyrinth next to the hotel. But Kubrick’s invention of the hedgerow labyrinth is nothing short of ingenious. The Overlook Hotel is a labyrinth of endless hallways, forbidden doors, and dead ends like the ballroom. The human brain also resembles a labyrinth. It offers endless possibilities – some paths lead in the wrong direction and one can sometimes get lost. There are ways out, but not everyone is able to find them. Some remain prisoners of their own labyrinth – like Jack.
Nils Meyer

Screenings:
Saturday, 11 November 2017, 19:00, Lumiere Lidl
Friday, 17 November 2017, 20:00, Odeon
Sunday, 19 November 2017, 20:15, Euro Cinema
Sunday, 26 November 2017, 18:00, Cinema house

Ticket Centre at National Palace of Culture, Sofia, 1, "Bulgaria" Square
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