#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Signing a contract, Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has a long, violent past that puts everyone in the hotel in a nervous situation. While Jack slowly gets more violent and angry of his life, his son, Danny, tries to use a special talent, the “Shining”, to inform the people outside about whatever that is going on in the hotel.
Plot: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren’t prepared for the madness that lurks within.
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This rum is red, man!
In spite of author Stephen King not being happy with Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of his novel, The Shining (1980) has proved to be a critical and commercial darling.
It may not be in the spirit that King wanted, but it’s undeniably a skillful piece of film making, a mixture of beauty and terror, of bravura techniques and simple but effective scares. With quality acting performances to match as well. The story unfolds at a deliberately slow pace, claustrophobia oozes from practically every frame, while the narrative smarts brings to bear the ghosts of the human and supernatural kind, all bone chillingly rendered for great effect by the vast spaces – the cold winter grounds outside – of the Overlook Hotel.
It’s not all perfect, the screenplay is very average, which makes Kubrick’s work even more impressive, but with that comes the wave of feeling about style over substance. A churlish gripe? Maybe? But with Jack Nicholson on scenery chewing overdrive and Kubrick pulling the strings, The Shining still represents a highlight in horror. A horror movie that all horror fans should see at least once – and in the best format available as well! 8/10
Probably my favorite of the Stephen King adaptations (though not much for many of the others save for a one or two) but not amongst Stanley Kubrick’s, watched this one for the first time in many years (maybe a decade) and while I did immensely enjoyed it, and really liked Nicholson towards the end, I never really bought into him early on. Still, atmospherically it was amazing and at times creepy. But can’t place this as some sort of classic in my book, anyway. **4.0/5**
Forty years on, and it’s still outstanding.
Kubrick, King and Nicholson, the writing was literally on the wall, and I don’t mean RedRum, forty years on, and The Shining is still a masterpiece.
Kubrick takes King’s fantastic book, and builds on it, bringing the story to life in his own inimitable way. It’s dark, it’s bleak, it’s terrifying, a masterpiece in storytelling. You watch as the central character’s mental collapse is played out in a spine chilling fashion.
Gorgeous camera work, incredible visuals, that opening is iconic. So many incredible, visual moments, the twins, lift, barman etc, no wonder it’s been parodied multiple times over the years, famously by The Simpsons.
An iconic role for Jack Nicholson, he is incredible, well supported by a terrific cast.
It’s a classic, 10/10.
Amazing achievement in filmmaking and the art of terror.
Chilling, majestic piece of cinematic fright, this film combines all the great elements of an intellectual thriller, with the grand vision of a director who has the instinctual capacity to pace a moody horror flick within the realm of his filmmaking genius that includes an eye for the original shot, an ice-cold soundtrack and an overall sense of dehumanization. This movie cuts through all the typical horror movies like a red-poker through a human eye, as it allows the viewer to not only feel the violence and psychosis of its protagonist, but appreciate the seed from which the derangement stems. One of the scariest things for people to face is the unknown and this film presents its plotting with just that thought in mind. The setting is perfect, in a desolate winter hideaway. The quietness of the moment is a character in itself, as the fermenting aggressor in Jack Torrance’s mind wallows in this idle time, and breeds the devil’s new playground. I always felt like the presence of evil was dormant in all of our minds, with only the circumstances of the moment, and the reasons given therein, needed to wake its violent ass and pounce over its unsuspecting victims. This film is a perfect example of this very thought.
And it is within this film’s subtle touches of the canvas, the clackity-clacks of the young boy’s big wheel riding along the empty hallways of the hotel, the labyrinthian garden representing the mind’s fine line between sane and insane, Kubrick’s purposely transfixed editing inconsistencies, continuity errors and set mis-arrangements, that we discover a world guided by the righteous and tangible, but coaxed away by the powerful and unknown. I have never read the book upon which the film is based, but without that as a comparison point, I am proud to say that this is one of the most terrifying films that I have ever seen. I thought that the runtime of the film could’ve been cut by a little bit, but then again, I am not one of the most acclaimed directors in the history of film, so maybe I should keep my two-cent criticisms over a superb film, to myself. All in all, this movie captures your attention with its grand form and vision, ropes you in with some terror and eccentric direction, and ties you down and stabs you in the heart with its cold-eyed view of the man’s mind gone overboard, creepy atmosphere and the loss of humanity.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 24 min (144 min) (cut), 1 hr 59 min (119 min) (European) (cut), 2 hr 26 min (146 min) (original), 2 hr 22 min (142 min) (US dvd release: B002VWNIDG) (USA)
Genre Drama, Horror
Director Stanley Kubrick
Writer Stephen King (based upon the novel by), Stanley Kubrick (screenplay by), Diane Johnson (screenplay by)
Actors Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Country UK, USA
Awards 4 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Producers Circle, Warner Brothers, Peregrine, Hawk Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital (Blu-ray release), Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (Full Screen), 1.37 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.66 : 1 (theatrical ratio – Europe), 1.78 : 1 (Blu-ray), 1.85 : 1 (theatrical ratio – US & UK)
Camera Arriflex 35 BL, Zeiss Super Speed and Cooke Varotal Lenses, Arriflex 35-IIC, Zeiss Super Speed Lenses
Laboratory Denham Laboratories, London, UK
Film Length 3,275 m (Sweden, cut version), 3,295 m (theatrical version) (Finland), 3,970 m (original version) (Finland)
Negative Format Eastman Color Negative Film, 100T, Type 5247(modified) (SPHERCAL), 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5247)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm