Monday, October 25, 2010
Set in the mountains of Colorado, The Shining details the descent of Jack into madness as he attempts to kill his family. Whether this is brought on by supernatural forces or the stress of the cabin feaver he is thrust into is part of the charm of the film. What's real? Is that a ghost? Or, is it his own manifestations?
It was quite a treat to revisit this classic, and even more fun to look up people's interpretations afterwards! I still need to read the book however, especially since Stephen King said this was one of the only film adaptations of his book that he doesn't like. If that's the case, the book must be quite the doozy!