Questions tagged [the-shining]

'The Shining' is a 1977 horror novel by Stephen King, which was turned into a movie in 1980 by Stanley Kubrick.

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Why has the Overlook Hotel not tried to claim Dick Hallorann?

In the book The Shining it's made clear to the readers that the Overlook Hotel wants to possess Danny Torrance so it can use his powerful telepathic power (his 'shine'). It does this by possessing his ...
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Is the "Shine" in The Dark Tower related to "The Shining"?

In the 2017 film The Dark Tower, Jake's psychic powers are referred to as "The Shine". This has a similar phrasing to "The Shining", which is a story about a boy with psychic powers. Given that both ...
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Why did Jack Torrance only write "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"?

I watched Stanley Kubrick/Stephen King's The Shining (1980) recently and the thing I didn't get is: was there a reason behind Jack typing "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" for his book? ...
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Why does King specifically reference Kubrick's "The Shining" in light of his own opinion of it?

I seem to remember that Stephen King was never a big fan of Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of The Shining, stating that Kubrick missed the point of the story and shifted its emphasis from the inherent ...
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Why does Jack Torrance say "white man's burden" to the ghost bartender? [closed]

In Stanley Kubrick's fantasy/horror movie "The Shining (1980)", when Jack Torrance is talking to the ghost/apparition bartender, Lloyd, in the mysteriously restored "Gold Room" he says: You set ...
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Did Jack Torrance get arrested for assault against a minor before he became the caretaker?

Did Jack Torrance from The Shining get charged for assaulting a minor before he became the caretaker at the Overlook hotel?