Untitled document.edited (28).docx - Name Professor Course Date The Shining The film The Shining directed by Stanley Kubrick is adapted from Stephen

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Name Professor Course Date The Shining The film The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, is adapted from Stephen king's writings of a novel with the same title. The film explores a good number of themes, general and specific concepts (Steve Ramsden | Unexplored Films 0:14:23-0:16:41). It covers a variety of characterization basing on the theory of eclecticism, which supports deriving ideas from several approaches and combining them in the arts to give one idea depending on personal individuals' perspectives. Reality is one of the critical ideas adopted in the scope of the film as much as paranormal happenings in the Overlook hotel. Danny and his mother, Wendy, are afraid of Jack's mysterious acts. The truth is combined with fear to bring the horror setting home. Overlook hotel becomes the source of intense panic when Torrance's family becomes the sole resident. Maslin's review appreciates the mix of humor with humanity in Jack's words to his wife (Steve Ramsden | Unexplored Films 0:43:12- 0:48:43). However, the reality is dimmed by Wendy's reaction towards the maniac husband, and it ceases to bring sense to me. Dick's sacrifice of ordinary life with preference to Wendy is abnormal and does not a reality. In my view, the reflection of reality is addressed well as much as the paranormal activities.
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  • It, Jack, Stanley Kubrick, The Shining, Overlook Hotel, Jack Torrance, Janet Maslin

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