"MAZES, MIRRORS, DECEPTION AND DENIAL"
an in-depth analysis of
Text © by Rob Ager 2008
To watch my previous video analysis of The Shining, based upon some of the concepts described in the text of the article, scroll to the bottom of this page. However, the text version is a much more thorough breakdown of the film and includes video stills and other research sources.
(note: the first two chapters are merely preliminary notes, please go straight to chapter three for the detailed film analysis)
1 PREPARATION & RESEARCH
2 KUBRICK TAKES THE HELM
3 CARTOONS AND FAIRY TALES
4 AROUND EVERY CORNER (includes video supplement)
5 MIRRORS & SYMMETRY
6 OTHER KINDS OF TRACES
7 IT'S LIKE I GO TO SLEEP
8 WHICH ROOM WAS IT?
9 CRAZY JACK
10 CRAZY KUBRICK
11 THE BIGGER PICTURE
12 SLAVERY, CANNIBALISM AND GENOCIDE
13 PART OF THE FURNITURE (includes video supplement - added Jan 1st 2013)
14 SOME SHINE AND SOME DON'T
15 THIS IS OUR GOLD BALL ROOM (includes two video supplements)
16 DANNY'S ORDEAL
17 BEAR IN MIND
18 REWRITING HISTORY
19 MAYBE IT WAS ABOUT DANNY
20 TWO LITTLE GIRLS, ABOUT EIGHT AND TEN (includes two video supplements)
21 IS TONY ONE OF YOUR ANIMALS?
22 IT'S JUST LIKE PICTURES IN A BOOK (tba)
23 REVELATIONS FROM THE ARCHIVES (tba)
This article is still in writing and will be completed after further research has been conducted by the author.
As of June 2011 part three of this video is only available on the Kubrick Decoded Volume One DVD.
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