You mean Robert Altman’s 3 Women (1977) starring Sissy Spacek and Shelley Duvall?




Yes, I think I like the look of it. I wonder where I can lay hand on it?

You mean Robert Altman’s 3 Women (1977) starring Sissy Spacek and Shelley Duvall?

Yes, I think I like the look of it. I wonder where I can lay hand on it?

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Stanley Kubrick WeekThe Shining, 1980Cinematography: John Alcott

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Stanley Kubrick Week
The Shining, 1980
Cinematography: John Alcott

Redrum.

I didn’t figure “redrum” out before the reveal.


The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King.

"Wendy."

Jack in the cooler. I think this is an interesting shot.


The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Not only was it someone’s job to actually type all this up, the sound of Jack’s typewriter clacking was someone typing this phrase, so it would sound right. Kubrick was a stickler for detail.

This scene suggests that Jack was delusional from the very beginning.


The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King.


The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King.

Wendy and the bat. I like the composition here, with Wendy between to two symmetrical halves of the room in which Jack does his writing in private.
Also here the theory that she is a battered wife seems plausible. When faced with murderous jack, she tries to placate him in a way that, while fueled with panic, seems like a familiar conversation.
The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley  Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. Based  on the novel by Stephen King.

Wendy and the bat. I like the composition here, with Wendy between to two symmetrical halves of the room in which Jack does his writing in private.

Also here the theory that she is a battered wife seems plausible. When faced with murderous jack, she tries to placate him in a way that, while fueled with panic, seems like a familiar conversation.


The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King.

"Redrum! Redrum! Redrum!"

"What’s the matter, hon? Danny?"

"Danny’s not here, Mrs. Torrance."

"Danny can’t wake up, Mrs. Torrance."

Danny/Tony’s croaking cry of “Redrum!” In the book it is clearer that Tony gives Danny messages that are often obscure and difficult to interpret. “Redrum” was such a message. And when Danny was overloaded with fear, Tony had to step in.

A truly creepy moment, especially for parents. Around this time there were a lot of creepy kid movies.

The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King.

"I didn’t see one goddamned thing."
I can’t entirely blame him for this particular lie — though this may be a turning point for him. The hotel revealed itself more truly for what it is, but it is not enough to dislodge the hook it has in Jack.
The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley  Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. Based  on the novel by Stephen King.

"I didn’t see one goddamned thing."

I can’t entirely blame him for this particular lie — though this may be a turning point for him. The hotel revealed itself more truly for what it is, but it is not enough to dislodge the hook it has in Jack.


The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King.

"I dreamed that I … that I killed you and Danny. I cut you up into little pieces."

The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King.

"Wasn’t it around here that the Donner party got snowbound?” Foreshadowing? You bet. Note which one of them brings it up.
The Shining (1980) directed by  Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny  Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King.

"Wasn’t it around here that the Donner party got snowbound?” Foreshadowing? You bet. Note which one of them brings it up.

The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King.

"Tony’s his imaginary friend." It’s good she clarifies; the way Danny explains Tony kinda makes it sound like he’s being molested.  There is a school of thought that Danny is actually molested and abused, and much of the movie is his way of dealing with it. Not sure I believe that, but it’s an interesting view.
Incidentally, Danny’s middle name is Anthony — ie, “Tony.” Much more is made of this in the TV remake. Which, in case you didn’t catch yet, I think really sucked, even though it was a more accurate adaptation of the novel.
The Shining (1980) directed by  Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny  Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King.

"Tony’s his imaginary friend." It’s good she clarifies; the way Danny explains Tony kinda makes it sound like he’s being molested.  There is a school of thought that Danny is actually molested and abused, and much of the movie is his way of dealing with it. Not sure I believe that, but it’s an interesting view.

Incidentally, Danny’s middle name is Anthony — ie, “Tony.” Much more is made of this in the TV remake. Which, in case you didn’t catch yet, I think really sucked, even though it was a more accurate adaptation of the novel.

The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King.

Just a bit more Mise en scène. Here Danny is being checked on by the doctor. Note Duvall’s outfit; it exactly matches the Goofy puppet on the wall to the right. It doesn’t show in this shot, but her shoes even match.
Coincidence? Kubrick never allowed them. So why? I have no idea. You?
Edit to add: Oh yeah, PUPPET. Now I feel dumb. Credit that to crayon-ponyfish
The Shining (1980) directed by  Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny  Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King. ?

Just a bit more Mise en scène. Here Danny is being checked on by the doctor. Note Duvall’s outfit; it exactly matches the Goofy puppet on the wall to the right. It doesn’t show in this shot, but her shoes even match.

Coincidence? Kubrick never allowed them. So why? I have no idea. You?

Edit to add: Oh yeah, PUPPET. Now I feel dumb. Credit that to crayon-ponyfish


The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King. ?

She’s reading Catcher in the Rye. Not sure what it means, but Kubrick left no accidents in mise en scène (Literally, “put in scene.” It’s a film critique term, and focuses on the stuff in the scene: choices made in costume, blocking, props and setting). The book’s about alienation, so there may be something about that.
The Shining (1980) directed by  Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny  Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King.

She’s reading Catcher in the Rye. Not sure what it means, but Kubrick left no accidents in mise en scène (Literally, “put in scene.” It’s a film critique term, and focuses on the stuff in the scene: choices made in costume, blocking, props and setting). The book’s about alienation, so there may be something about that.

The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. Based on the novel by Stephen King.