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The Shining fim review

The Shining fim review

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The ShiningThe empty spaces swallows up the inhabitants like in the end of repulsion.Figure 1 shows Danny playing on the carpet, while the large carpet print swallows him up.Figure1.Corridor.(1980)The hotel feels like its trying to swallow up Danny. The large ceilings feels reallymenacing and creates fear for the viewer.The film uses big spaces to create fear Bradshaw said that 
“Kubrick gives us the
eerie, colossal, brilliantly lit spaces of the overlook hotel (created in ElstreeStudios,Hert 
fordshire)”
(Bradshaw ,2012) when Danny rides his bike through thehotel you get that sense of emptiness because his trike wheels are so loud whenthey are on the wooden floors and the abrupt mute silence as he rides on thecarpet is very apparent . The bright open spaces creates a lot of tension betweenthe characters, the isolation from the outside world makes this film scarybecause we know that when jack cracks there will be none there to help them.The poster reflects the pinnacle moment of the film, in figure 2. Jack is peeringthrough the door that he broke open with an axe.
 
 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.

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