The Shining (film)

The Shining is a 1980 BritishAmerican psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, cowritten with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers. The film is based on Stephen Kings 1977 novel The Shining, although the film and novel differ in significant ways.

Jack Torrance arrives at the mountain isolated Overlook Hotel,miles from the closest town, Sidewinder, Colorado, interviewing for the position of winter caretaker, planning to use the hotels solitude to write. The hotel, built on the site of a Native American burial ground, becomes snowedin during the winter it is closed from October to May. Manager Stuart Ullman warns Jack that a previous caretaker, Charles Grady, developed cabin fever and killed his family and himself. In Boulder, Jacks son, Danny Torrance, while brushing his teeth, has a terrifying premonition about the hotel, viewing a cascade of blood emerging from an elevator door, before falling into a trance. Jacks wife, Wendy, tells a doctor that Danny has an imaginary friend named Tony, and that Jack has given up drinking because he dislocated Dannys shoulder following a binge.The family arrives at the hotel on closing day and is given a tour. The chef, Dick Hallorann, surprises Danny by telepathically offering him ice cream. To Danny, Dick explains that he and his grandmother shared this telepathic ability, which he calls shining. Danny asks if there is anything to be afraid of in the hotel, particularly room 237. Hallorann tells Danny that the hotel has a shine to it along with many memories, not all of which are good. He also tells Danny to stay out of room 237. ........

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