Episode 175: The Shining

Published on June 13th, 2014

This week we look at Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. We discuss the difference between jump scares and creating a sense of pervasive dread, Jack Nicholson’s comedic menace, Shelley Duvall’s performance, Kubrick’s perfectionist tendencies, the film’s inventive use of Steadicam, and the hopeful idea the movie ends its hedge maze chase with. We also look at the documentary Room 237 and how it is about modern film criticism, as well as the way we talk about auteurs.

Episode 175: The Shining

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