"MAZES, MIRRORS, DECEPTION AND DENIAL"

an in-depth analysis of

Stanley Kubrick's

THE SHINING

Text © by Rob Ager 2008

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To watch my previous video analysis of The Shining, based upon some of the concepts described in the text of the article, scroll to the bottom of this page. However, the text version is a much more thorough breakdown of the film and includes video stills and other research sources.

 

CHAPTER LIST

(note: the first two chapters are merely preliminary notes, please go straight to chapter three for the detailed film analysis)

1          PREPARATION & RESEARCH
2          KUBRICK TAKES THE HELM
3          CARTOONS AND FAIRY TALES
4          AROUND EVERY CORNER (includes video supplement)
5          MIRRORS & SYMMETRY
6          OTHER KINDS OF TRACES
7          IT'S LIKE I GO TO SLEEP
8          WHICH ROOM WAS IT?
9          CRAZY JACK
10        CRAZY KUBRICK
11        THE BIGGER PICTURE
12        SLAVERY, CANNIBALISM AND GENOCIDE
13        PART OF THE FURNITURE
14        SOME SHINE AND SOME DON'T
15        THIS IS OUR GOLD BALL ROOM
16        DANNY'S ORDEAL
17        BEAR IN MIND
18        REWRITING HISTORY
19        MAYBE IT WAS ABOUT DANNY
20        TWO LITTLE GIRLS, ABOUT EIGHT AND TEN (includes video supplement)
21        IS TONY ONE OF YOUR ANIMALS?

The remainder of my research on The Shining (gathered over six years) is available in Video and PDF formats on my DVD set Kubrick Decoded Volume 6.

My original 2007 video analysis of The Shining is now only available on the Kubrick Decoded Volume One DVD.

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