There is perhaps no more an iconic film than that of Stanley Kubrick’s zeitgeist-capturing adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel. King famously hates the liberties Kubrick took with his material, but no one has been able to deny the technical genius that motivates the film, or its legacy for that matter. The Shining is one of the most enduring films of all popular culture, both for its pervasive iconography and its timeless ability to scare and terrorize many generations of horror enthusiasts. It often ranks as one of the best horror films ever made, and with deserved reasoning. Kubrick was one a master of the filmmaking craft, and a maverick of genres. Though The Shining was his single outing in the supernatural, he keenly captures the dread of isolation like so few have, and in turn gives us one of the most chilling and effective of all horror films ever made.
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