Shining, The*

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Shining, The*

  • 1980 ----- color ----- 144 min ----- laserdisc
  • (Directed by Stanley Kubrick, screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson based on the novel by Stephen King; with Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd) Stanley Kubrick's gothic about the primal fear of a 5-year-old boy that his father will hurt his mother and himself. The father, who wants to write, brings his wife and child to spend the winter in an isolated, snowbound, haunted hotel in Colorado, where he is to be the caretaker--and where he goes mad and acts out his son's fears. Filmed, in part, at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood in Oregon. [Closed Captioned] [Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Family Life, Literature: American, Motion Pictures: Features)