The Shining


State TheatreFri, Aug 2, 2013 11:59 PM
Sponsored by Max Fisher
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Film Info
Release Year:1980
Runtime:142 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:UK
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jack Nicholson
Shelley Duvall
Danny Lloyd
Scatman Crothers
Barry Nelson
Philip Stone
Director:Stanley Kubrick
Produced by:Stanley Kubrick
Screenwriter:Stanley Kubrick
Diane Johnson
Cinematography:John Alcott
Editing By:Ray Lovejoy
Music By:Wendy Carlos
Rachel Elkind


Stanley Kubrick meets Stephen King in this bravura vision of a descent into madness that took the horror genre to new heights. Writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as the caretaker in a resort hotel and moves his family high into the Colorado mountains. As the only residents of the hotel for the winter, what starts as a nice, quiet place to get some writing done takes a very sinister turn after his psychic son Danny begins to see gruesome images of the ghosts who inhabit the hotel, and a dark force gains influence over Jack. Required viewing for cinephiles, the film’s iconic imagery has inspired legions of impassioned fans to deconstruct the film, as explored in “Room 237.” Catch it before the show; you’ll never see “The Shining” the same way again.