"MAZES, MIRRORS, DECEPTION AND DENIAL"

an in-depth analysis of

Stanley Kubrick's

THE SHINING

Text © by Rob Ager 2008

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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.

 

CHAPTER LIST

(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 (includes video supplement)
13        PART OF THE FURNITURE
14        SOME SHINE AND SOME DON'T
15        THIS IS OUR GOLD BALL ROOM (includes video supplement)
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?

I have several more videos on the topic of The Shining, including a 1hr 43 min video JACK TORRANCE - THE ABUSIVE FATHER, plus several PDF files of additional research and information. These can be ordered as digital downloads. Details can be found on my film analysis page.

 

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