Question: What The Shining About?

The Shining centers on the life of Jack Torrance, an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies.

What is the story of The Shining?

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

What is the meaning behind the shining?

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. The Overlook seems to have the power to recall reincarnated versions of its past guests and employees.

Is the Shining a true story?

The Shining is a 1980 horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and co-written with novelist Diane Johnson. The film is based on Stephen King’s 1977 novel The Shining. The film stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers and Danny Lloyd.

What was in room 237 in The Shining?

The woman in 237 is one of the many elements of The Shining (1980) that are intentionally left ambiguous by Stanley Kubrick, but were explained in greater detail in the novelization. The woman’s name is Mrs. Massey, and she was an older woman who came to The Overlook to have an affair with a younger fellow.

Is Doctor Sleep a good book?

Doctor Sleep is a 2013 horror novel by American writer Stephen King and the sequel to his 1977 novel The Shining. Doctor Sleep won the 2013 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel. The novel is being adapted into a film of the same name, scheduled to be released on November 8, 2019 in the United States.

Did the Shining win any awards?

Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor

Saturn Award for Best DVD or Blu-ray Collection