Figure2 Jack peeping through the door.(1980)At this point in the film its expected for Jack to react in this way, because thesigns are all pointing to him breaking down.The film is carried by the craziness of the main character Jack Torrence which is
a reflection of the other characters that he’s played
“All the elements of the jack persona are on display in “The Shining”
-that rascally charm, that off-the-wallenergy, and
that wicked wit”(Sonic Cinema, s.d)
The characters madness is witty
at times and engaging yet terrifying and when he snaps, it’s a very scary moment.
The film uses constant sound to evoke terror , Hill says
“ The sound is suitably
creepy and atmospheric th
roughout” (Hill, s.d)although it doesn’t have true
moments of silence like repulsion the constant sound is able to produce fear in adifferent way that allows the film to stay on edge.