What do you think of this movie ?
Total : 17
Nationality : British
Theatrical release date : 23 May 1980
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Cast : Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
Runtime : 2h
Genre : Horror
Certificate : 18
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Hall of the Overlook Hotel REDRUM .....
Jack with caretaker ghost The twins of the former caretaker
Plot synopsis :
Frustrated writer Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. When he arrives there with his wife and son, they learn that the previous caretaker had gone mad. Slowly Jack becomes possessed by the evil, demonic presence in the hotel.
Jack in a Murderous madness
My opinion :
We discover in this film an harrowing universe, and a Jack Nicholson absolutely frightning. The atmosphere is, for me, totally absorbing, and we are eager to know what could happen after !! Morever, I like the contrast between the chalet and the snow.
Snow which reminds me innocence, Christmas, happy days, and on the other hand, the violence of the scenes we see all along the film.
Personnaly, I recommend it to every lover of this kind of movie.
We can notice that Stephen King, who was unhappy about this adaptation, decided later to direct his own adaptation of his writings.
Another hallucination of Jack.....
Around the film :
- Link to Imdb
- Writings of Stephen King :
- The adaptation by Stephen King who transposes himself his book on TV in 1997 in a mini-series :
- Imdb form
this movie is simply awsome.
this is Jack Nicholson's best performance on screen, I think. the thrill is based on a very quiet atmosphere, in a peaceful hotel. but such calm holds a very frightening potential that releases slowly as one sees the main character become crazy...
to my mind, it's also the best Stanley Kubrick, with impressive choices for cameras angles and astonishing scenes.
Last edited by bacchus (2006-12-04 15:48:51)
I read the book and damn!!! it wad soo great, this book is fantastic
But I've never seen the movie...
Then you really need to see the movie. It's simply amazing
I saw the movie a few years ago and I thought it was really good, until I read the book. To me, the book is much better, but movies of Stephen King books are usually a little off, right? There's another version of the movie though, it's kind of cheesy >.< but it follows the book better.
Still an ok movie though
Jack Nicholson is creeeeeepy in this movie. He's actually creepy in a lot of movies, perhaps unintentionally. The Shining is a pretty good movie, but it doesn't get too exciting until the end. Sea Urchin is right...the other version of the movie is pretty cheesy.
This is one of the best horror movies I've ever seen. Jack is very good actor it may be his best role. I didn't know that Stephen King has written this. I quess that explains its quality. He is the best horror writer of all times.
it works, swan ^^
glad to read something from you
how you doin', dude?