The Shining

It was as though, I'd been here before...


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Oof. 9 Years!

Posted by [email protected] on April 7, 2019 at 2:30 PM Comments comments ()

A bit has happened within The Shining community since my last post.  Our primary forum over at IMDB was shutdown, and people were left scrambling to find a replacement.  For now I'm occasionally active on the subreddit at" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Reddit.

News regarding The Shining is in a bit of a lull.  It seemed 5 or so years ago it was a hot-topic movie with all the conspiracies, Room 237, etc.  It's now fairly dormant.  As is this site.

Till next time.

Just an update.

Posted by theshiningmovie on July 25, 2010 at 8:34 PM Comments comments ()

Didn't realize it's been over a year since I've updated this site.  Then again, I don't think anyone really visits anyway.  I've added pictures to the Steadicam page, and a few more videos on the Videos page.  I doubt my Indepth Analysis article will ever get finished.  Looking over it again it's very amateurish, which is off-putting since I'd have to start all over again.  Shame I stopped in the first place though.

New Photo Gallery

Posted by theshiningmovie on March 14, 2009 at 1:30 AM Comments comments ()

I've added a new photo gallery, consisting of all the snapshots I've taken of The Shining recently.  Only 32 are up, but I'll probably add more eventually.  Also, Rob Ager has found something interesting in the river of blood sequence(s).  Apparently, *something* falls out from one of the doors.  What it is isn't clear.  He seems to think it's a body, however I'm not so sure.  Could be anything, really.  Still interesting nonetheless.


Posted by theshiningmovie on June 11, 2008 at 5:14 PM Comments comments ()
Yeah, I know.  Long time no see.  But to he honest, The Shining just hasn't been on my mind lately.  At least, not like it used to be.  I still check into The Shining board at  IMDb every hour or so, expecting another question about the ending or Roger. 

I supplied a rather thorough explanation for a few members who had questions about the ending, party, Roger and the Grady's.  All are quite simple to answer....except for the Grady's.  No matter how much I try, I'll never quite figure out that situation.  Too many things could've been intentional by Kubrick, or merely a goof.  But I won't get into Grady right now.  Jack, on the other hand....

Scene: Jack talks with "Grady" in the bathroom after getting bourbon and advocaat dumped on him(intentionally?).  Now it's my understanding(or rather interpretation) that in the beginning of the conversation Jack is talking with Grady 20(Delbert).  As soon as Jack mentions the news paper article and the killing of his family, in comes Grady 70(Charles).  His cover is blown.

This in itself I could talk about for ages, but it's not my goal for this particular blog.  My question is, where does Grady 20 go?  Is he simply tucked away?  Or does he float into Jack?  A member at IMDb thinks just that.  However, this wouldn't make much sense....

Grady 20 wasn't a murderer.  Grady 70 was the one who killed his family.  At least, that's what Ullman tells us(wink wink).  One possibility I thought about was that Grady 70 bumped into Grady 20, which created a paradox of sorts, or a "rip in space and time", if you catch my drift.  Something slightly similar happened in the movie 'Southland Tales'.  One person bumped into himself, which in turn...well...I won't spoil anything for you.

I can't help but think that maybe, just maybe, Jack bumped into his past self.  This, according to theories, would create a paradox.  Paradox's create "a situation which defies intuition; or it can be, seemingly opposite, an apparent contradiction that actually expresses a non-dual truth".  Knowing that The Shining has a very distinct message of dualism, the term non-dual truth stuck out to me.  So what does it mean?

"Nondualism may be viewed as the understanding or belief that dualism or dichotomy are illusory phenomena. Examples of dualisms include self/other, mind/body, male/female, good/evil, active/passive, dualism/nondualism and many others. It is accessible as a belief, theory, condition, as part of a tradition, as a practice, or as the quality of union with reality."

Self/other?  Mind/body?  Good/evil?  Man....what a coincidence.

Site update

Posted by theshiningmovie on April 21, 2008 at 2:32 PM Comments comments ()
I've posted two new pages.  One is about the use of the steadicam, and the other is from AMK(alt.movies.kubrick), in which Gordon Stainforth answers a few questions.

+1 for the Manifest Destiny theory?

Posted by theshiningmovie on October 23, 2007 at 7:29 PM Comments comments ()
When I was updating the site just a few minutes ago, gathering snapshots from the movie, I noticed something rather ironic.  A minute or so after Wendy encounters the bloody elevators(which Manifest Destiny purist's say represents the blood shed of Indians), Danny begins re-tracing his footsteps to exit the maze.  This is an old Indian trick.  Coincidence?  Pfft, who knows.  It's Kubrick.

The Shining

Posted by theshiningmovie on October 16, 2007 at 2:09 PM Comments comments ()
These blogs will mostly contain theories and thoughts I've had concerning certain elements throughout The Shining.  Expect to see quite a few about Charles/Delbert Grady.....those bastards.