I think that this film is one of the greatest horror films ever made. That being said, I was extremely happy when we got to watch it in a class.. I think that the film is extremely enthralling, atmospheric, and artistic, and is a true masterpiece of filmmaking.
The writing of this film is great. It is creepy, and the characters are well-developed. There are so many quotable lines in this film, partly because of the delivery, but no less because of the quality of the script itself. Jack is a truly dread-inducing character, and he is definitely one of my favorite horror movie madmen. Danny is also a very well-developed character, and the actor who plays him is extremely talented. It is sad how he was not in more films.
The technical elements of this film are also amazing. It is hard to deny the cinematography of this film. The tracking shots are amazing, as are some of the other complex shots that Kubrick managed to make the cinematographer do. The use of classical music for the film really creates an eerie atmosphere throughout the whole movie.
So overall, I love "The Shining". It is a very creepy film with a lot of atmospheric building and great acting and writing. It is truly a classic, and anyone who loves the horror genre needs to see it.
Big Tuna's Rating: A+
How Did I Watch It?: DVD/Blu-Ray in a class.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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