The shining is an american opera in two acts and an epilogue, with music by composer paul moravec and a libretto by mark campbell , based on the 1977 novel the shining by stephen king. 9 jack torrance is the devil check out jack's unusual pose in the vintage black-and-white photograph shown at the end of the film it's exactly the same as the tarot card for baphomet - aka satan. Stanley kubrick said, the ballroom photograph at the very end suggests the reincarnation of jack that means that jack torrance is the reincarnation of a guest or someone on staff at the overlook in 1921.
Kubrick's movie is a great movie, but a bad adaptation likewise, nicholson is a great jack torrance for kubrick's vision but is completely different from the book there's is no goodness in kubrick's torrance and very little hope in the whole thing. The shining's overlook hotel remains one of the most disturbing locations in horror ryan looks over its history, and how it tells kubrick's story. But there is a deleted scene from the shining (1980) that casts wendy's reliability in a curious light near the end of the film, on a frigid night, jack chases danny into the labyrinth on the hotel grounds.
Quick answer: stephen king dislikes stanley kubrick's film adaptation of his novel the shining for the way the film changes the nature of the primary characters and simplifies their emotional struggles in the book, jack torrance is a flawed, sympathetic man battling ongoing inner and outer turmoil, such as alcoholism and anger in the film, he suddenly and inexplicably snaps into a crazy persona upon entering the creepy overlook hotel. 1980's the shining was directed by stanley kubrick and starred jack nicholson as jack torrance with six-year-old danny lloyd as his young son the original movie was based on the best-selling. Stanley kubrick's adaptation of stephen king's novel the shining collaborates themes from the satire genre with that of horror and mystery following the story of a family taking care of a desert ski lodge during the summer, this film particularly uses characterisation to give a comedic edge to the issue of mental health.
Jack wants to be the caretaker of the hotel when it shuts down for the winter, and despite ullman's warnings about the horrible isolation of the hotel and the story of a former caretaker murdering his family, jack still thinks he's good to go. Typically referred to as one of the greatest horror movies ever made, stanley kubrick's the shining was released on june 13, 1980 while the movie has stood the test of time, it would have never happened if it weren't for stephen king. An in-depth analysis of stanley kubrick's film the shining - the at the film's end as the movie goes full circle in its story jack torrance (jack nicholson.
In kubrick's the shining, jack torrance is essentially jason voorhees, and the only question is whether his family will get out alive while stephen king is one of the film's detractors, many fans put the shining among stanley kubrick's great works. Jack nicholson is responsible for the only line from the shining to make it onto afi's top 100 movie quotes while filming the scene in which jack breaks down a bathroom door with an axe, nicholson shouted out the famous ed mcmahon line from the tonight show starring johnny carson. Stanley kubrick's the shining was released in 1980, and since has been hailed as one of the greatest horror movies ever made critics and audiences alike have praised the movie but what of fans of the novel. Point being, kubrick took some liberties with the source material, and while jack torrance was just one among many, it's indicative of how differently he chose to approach the story. By jack kroll stanley kubrick hungers for the ultimate in the shining, he has gone after the ultimate horror movie, something that will make the exorcist look like abbott and costello meet beelzebub.
Positioned to be a summer hit, the shining was released to decidedly mixed reviews (including from king, who vocally objected to kubrick's alterations of his novel) although it was the most successful movie kubrick had made, it did not become the blockbuster that he had hoped. Kubrick turned king's 1977 novel into something like a grotesquely distorted creative autobiography, the story of an obsessive perfectionist artist—jack nicolson's struggling writer jack torrance—whose maddening caretaker residence at the vast, isolated overlook hotel has him reaching for the fire axe. Jack torrance (jack nicholson) enters the overlook for an appointment with mr ullman, the manager now starts a series of intentional continuity errors and weird set designs, that are prevalent throughout the movie.
Jack nicholson as jack torrance in stanley kubrick's the shining (courtesy coolidge corner theatre) i can't remember the first time i saw the shining. Abra is a major character in the story she is the granddaughter of jack torrance and the niece of danny torrance (ewan mcgregor)she becomes the main target of rose the hat (rebecca ferguson) and the true knot because of the powerful psychic abilities that she has. When stanley kubrick's adaptation of stephen king's the shining first hit theaters in 1980, the film received mixed reviews as the years have progressed, though, it has not only cemented itself. Thirty-five years after its release, stanley kubrick's the shining is still considered one of the best horror films ever made, an example of how movies don't need to butcher a dozen scantily clad teens to be scary.