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Fun Fact of the Day: The Shining Bat Swinging Scene

According to the Guinness Books of Records, the scene where Shelley Duvall swings a bat at Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, has the record for number of retakes with 127 shots. 60 more words


Passengers vs. The Shining: A Movie Review (Spoilers)

Over the past weekend, I had the opportunity to see the new movie, “Passengers.” From the commercials advertising the movie, I was intrigued- I had seen a scene deliberately referencing, one of my favorite movies, Stanley Kubrick’s classic, “The Shining.” So I had to know more. 580 more words


The Shining (1980)

THE SHINING (1980) Dir. Stanley Kubrick 

It seems that 1980 was a great time to be alive for film enthusiasts as Empire Strikes Back, Airplane!, The Blues Brothers, Raging Bull all came out the same year as The Shining, which I’m told is one of the most analysed films of all time. 355 more words

Stanley Kubrick

Teaser Tuesday: The Shining

Teaser Tuesday post for 17 January 2017
from The Shining by Stephen King

He had lost his temper again, only a little, but enough to make him feel sick and afraid.  
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Teaser Tuesday

7 Writing Rules: #2 Kill Your Darlings

The idea that we have to kill our darlings — or edit things into chum — is mostly sound. Cut the fluff. Stephen King said “Take out the bad parts.” It’s removing the things that don’t serve any real purpose in the furthering of the novel, and this last part is important. 383 more words


Snuggle Up with a Few Stephen King Horror Movies

Snuggle Up with a Few Stephen King Horror Movies

NetFlix has three Stephen King movies streaming this month. If you’ve never seen one of his classics or want to re-watch, here is the essential listing to get you through the month. 185 more words

The Shining, by Stephen King (1977)

★★★★★ (out of 5)

Widely considered Stephen King’s first literary masterpiece, “The Shining” excels in its character development and thematic inclinations from the beginning, setting forward a remarkably written and often terrifying exploration of alcoholism and the legacy of childhood abuse.