Ep. 138 – “The Shining” (1980) Movie

In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore the 1980 adaptation The Shining.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Recap (00:50)
  • Adaptation (02:09)
  • Mirrors (12:53)
  • Crazy theories (19:19) ←!!
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (28:26)
  • Yuck-King it Up (29:26)
  • Thank you, Patrons! (31:24)
  • Fun Stuff (32:04)
  • Critical reception and box office success (36:29)
  • Other Worlds than These (42:58)
  • Outro (45:39)

Danny Torrance with the Apollo 11 sweater in The Shining.Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd, Joe Turkel, Tony Burton

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Critical reception links:

  • Roger Ebert: 4 out of 4 stars with a unique look at whether any character is a reliable witness.
  • Pauline Kael: “Each shot seems rigorously calculated, meticulous, and he keeps the scenes going for so long that any suspense dissipates…the actors appear to be merely Kubrick’s tools, and you get the feeling that they have been denied any free will.”

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