The Shining

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385528868

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 8849

With an excerpt from the sequel, Doctor Sleep. Terrible events occur at an isolated hotel in the off season, when a small boy with psychic powers struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.

The Shining Girls

A Novel

Author: Lauren Beukes

Publisher: Mulholland Books

ISBN: 0316216844

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7202

THE GIRL WHO WOULDN'T DIE HUNTS THE KILLER WHO SHOULDN'T EXIST. The future is not as loud as war, but it is relentless. It has a terrible fury all its own." Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future. Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times. At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of the shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He's the ultimate hunter, vanishing into another time after each murder, untraceable-until one of his victims survives. Determined to bring her would-be killer to justice, Kirby joins the Chicago Sun-Times to work with the ex-homicide reporter, Dan Velasquez, who covered her case. Soon Kirby finds herself closing in on the impossible truth . . . THE SHINING GIRLS is a masterful twist on the serial killer tale: a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing heroine in pursuit of a deadly criminal.

The Shining

Author: Roger Luckhurst

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844577392

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 104

View: 9708

Stanley Kubrick hailed The Shining as 'the scariest horror film of all time' before its release in 1980. Though the film opened to poor reviews, it has since become one of the most admired horror films in cinema history. Exerting an enormous influence on popular culture, The Shining has spawned a vast array of interpretations and conspiracy theories. Roger Luckhurst's illuminating study of this seminal film explores its themes, tropes and resonances through a detailed analysis of sequences and performances. Situating The Shining in a series of fresh contexts, this book looks at the complex nature of horror cinema at the end of the 1970s and early 80s. Taking the maze of the haunted hotel as a key motif, Luckhurst offers numerous threads with which to navigate the strange twists and turns of this enigmatic film. This limited edition features original cover artwork by Mark Swan, click here to read a Q&A with him.

The Shining - Kubrick vs. King, A Masterpiece of Modern Horror

Author: Kristin Unger,Sandra Dinter,Sarina Bürkner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638812316

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 20

View: 2943

The basis of The Shining by Stanley Kubrick and The Shining by Stephen King is the novel The Shining by Stephen King. Both movies, however, are fundamentally different. Whereas Kubrick tries to put emphasis on the character development of Jack Torrance combining this with unique camera work, music, and various motifs in order to display the real horror coming from Jack himself, King tries to show what happens to a person in an isolated and haunted hotel, emphasizes, however, little Danny and his shining. Thus, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining can be considered a masterpiece of modern horror. King’s version therefore seems like a mere and ordinary copy. This essay compares the two movies of The Shining by Stanley Kubrick and Stephen King. Both films are directly taken from the novel The Shining written by Stephen King in 1977. Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson took the book as the basis for the screenplay to Kubrick’s The Shining (1980). They basically stripped everything off the book until the bare character Jack Torrance and his transformation were revealed. They then incorporated several motifs, which will be talked about later. Thus, Kubrick was able to create a movie displaying real horror coming from the mind/soul of a human being and not from ghosts or alien-monsters. Stephen King has been known for not liking and harshly criticising Kubrick’s adaptation of his novel, since he “said that The Shining includes an exploration of alcohol dependence and relationships with parents and children in one's life.” Therefore, Stephen King produced his own TV mini-series of The Shining in 1997 – an exact book to movie adaptation directed by Mick Garris. To emphasize the dramatic differences between the two novels this essay will compare the camera work, the music, and the characters and in addition will explain the motifs used by Stanley Kubrick. Consequently, it is shown that Stanley Kubrick’s version can be considered as the masterpiece of modern horror, whereas Stephen King’s film version of his novel seems to be no more than a mere and ordinary stereotype.

The Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"

Author: Angelo Rosato

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668221227

Category: Art

Page: 16

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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Art - Photography and Film, grade: 92%, Studienhaus St. Lambert (Liberal Arts), course: Research Methods, language: English, abstract: Stanley Kubrick is a director known for his aesthetic beauty and phenomenal storytelling. In The Shining, Stanley Kubrick tells an over-examined subplot of the relationship between Native Americans and colonizers. In "THE OVERLOOK HOTEL", this subplot is examined in relation, specifically to, The Overlook Hotel.

The Shining Path

A History of the Millenarian War in Peru

Author: Gustavo Gorriti Ellenbogen

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807846766

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 9143

This volume covers the years between the guerillas' first attack in Peru in 1980 and President Fernando Belaunde's decision to send in the military to contain the growing rebellion in late 1982. It covers the strategy, actions, successes, and setbacks of both government and rebels.

The Shining Ones

Author: Philip Gardiner

Publisher: Radikal Books

ISBN: 9781904126003

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 5565

For many years now there has been an upsurge in revelation stories and alternative viewpoints on man's history. People such as Graham Hancock and Lawrence Gardner have brought to light many new ideas and many new problems. Now there is a new theory which is all-encompassing and clearly brings into focus a more sinister reason behind the emergence of civilisation. In his theory on Atlantis Graham Hancock is receiving much admiration and academic acclaim. Standard academic thought is more towards the spontaneous eruption of civilisation across the globe, with little or no explanation of why there are so many similarities between the cultures. Now, Philip Gardiner, in his new book THE SHINING ONES is set to turn even this upon its head. The theory is so simple that it begs the question, why has it not been thought of before? The reason for universal similarity of architecture, language, art, travel and religious belief is quite simply an ancient and secret religious brotherhood who have hidden themselves deep within the symbols, ciphers and codes of our ancient texts for hundreds of years. They held a secret knowledge and power base which spread with them across the globe. The very title that they have given themselves is hidden within the standard text and religious books we use every day -- The Shining Ones. Put like this, the whole thing can sound like an X-Files conspiracy theory. However the author has invested huge amounts of time and energy checking, researching and seeking the advice of academics. Now the theory is attracting the attention of historians who can see that the patterns are as subtle as this author proposes. The fact is, this theory does explain away all the problems with dating and variations that people such as Hancock have come up against. Many academics and especially Egyptologists are now turning to this way of thinking and with Gardiners spirit and broad knowledge in history and language the history of the ancients and the secrets that they hold are becoming more clear. There are of course dissenters. The author has been accosted for his standpoint and there are still those hardened academics and even non-academics who refuse to even listen. However, there is a major TV documentary in pre-production stages and with interviews planned across the nation on radio and TV the message may soon be accepted as a credible theory.

Rage

Author: Steve Gerlach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843953114

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 7050

Ben is a man on the edge and unless his life gets back on track, he knows something very bad will happen soon. He CA't control it; the rage controls him

The Shining Ocean

Author: Marilynn Hughes

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329590007

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 3851

THE SHINING OCEAN (An Out-of-Body Travel Book) A Treatise on the Primordial Substance of Out-of-Body Travel: Where have you been? To where do you go? Come with me, allow me to take you on an out-of-body travel journey into the deepest recesses of human consciousness and religious thought. This out-of-body travel journey is not meant to be simple, nor is it meant to be quick . . . it is meant to be savoured. It is a distant and remote journey to the deepest recesses of the heart of God which can only be known through the mightiest of mystical experience. It is okay if you feel moved to flip through the pages and try to get a feel for the out-of-body adventure to come ahead of time, but I ask that after you have done this, that you make a resolved effort to bring your spirit forward and gather it unto itself. For this out-of-body travel journey requires much of you, and it will not relent its seeking. Come . . .

Doctor Sleep

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451698852

Category: Fiction

Page: 531

View: 5632

After decades as an itinerant alcoholic, middle-aged Dan Torrance uses his remnant powers to assist the dying before coming to the aid of a twelve-year-old girl being tortured by a tribe of murderous paranormals.

The Shining of Love

Author: Emma Darcy

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459283996

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 5088

Always… Dedicated to her husband and their work at a rural Australian outback clinic, Suzanne had rejected the temptation Leith Carew had offered. But he'd taken away her inner peace, just as she'd taken his. And when their paths crossed again, the longing that coursed through Suzanne's body could no longer be denied. Except this time, Leigh was not free….

The Shining Girls

A Novel

Author: Lauren Beukes

Publisher: Mulholland Books

ISBN: 0316216844

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4458

THE GIRL WHO WOULDN'T DIE HUNTS THE KILLER WHO SHOULDN'T EXIST. The future is not as loud as war, but it is relentless. It has a terrible fury all its own." Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future. Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times. At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of the shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He's the ultimate hunter, vanishing into another time after each murder, untraceable-until one of his victims survives. Determined to bring her would-be killer to justice, Kirby joins the Chicago Sun-Times to work with the ex-homicide reporter, Dan Velasquez, who covered her case. Soon Kirby finds herself closing in on the impossible truth . . . THE SHINING GIRLS is a masterful twist on the serial killer tale: a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing heroine in pursuit of a deadly criminal.

The Shining Inheritance

Italian Painters at the Qing Court, 1699–1812

Author: Marco Musillo

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606064746

Category: Art

Page: 184

View: 5255

During Qing dynasty China, Italian artists were hired through Jesuit missionaries by the imperial workshops in Beijing. In The Shining Inheritance: Italian Painters at the Qing Court, 1699–1812, Marco Musillo considers the professional adaptations and pictorial modifications to Chinese traditions that allowed three of these Italian painters — Giovanni Gherardini (1655– ca. 1729), Giuseppe Castiglione (1688–1766), and Giuseppe Panzi (1734–1812) — to work within the Chinese cultural sphere from 1699, when Gherardini arrived in China, to 1812, the year of Panzi’s death. Musillo focuses especially on the long career and influence of Castiglione (whose Chinese name was Lang Shining), who worked in Beijing for more than fifty years. Serving three Qing emperors, he was actively engaged in the pictorial discussions at court. The Shining Inheritance perceptively explores how each painter’s level of professional artistic training affected his understanding, selection, and translation of the Chinese pictorial traditions. Musillo further demonstrates how this East-West artistic exchange challenged the dogma of European universality through a professional dialogue that became part of established workshop routines. The cultural elements, procedures, and artistic languages of both China and Italy were strategically played against each other in negotiating the successes and failures of the Italian painters in Beijing. Musillo’s subtle analysis offers a compelling methodological model for an increasingly global field of art history.

The Shining Company

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448173671

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4245

'I saw riders with black eyesockets in glimmering mail where their faces should have been, grey wolfskins catching a bloom of light from the mist and the moon; a shining company indeed, not quite mortal-seeming.' Many years after King Arthur defeated the Saxons, the tribes of Britain are again threatened by invaders. Prosper and his loyal bondsman, Conn, answer the call of King Mynydogg to join a highly skilled army - the Shining Company. Led by the gallant Prince Gorthyrn, the company embark on a perilous but glorious campaign. An epic tale of battles and bravery from the acclaimed historical storyteller, Rosemary Sutcliff.