Jason Kottke blogged about a Twitter thread examining a weird quirk in The Shining: Jack Nicholson constantly breaking the fourth wall for brief moments. Then he posted a video essay (above) by the thread’s author, Stanley Kubrick expert Filippo Ulivieri, which looks at this in more detail.
There’s something odd happening in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, a detail you probably didn’t notice. But it’s there, and it’s puzzling, and most of all creepy. What does it mean?
I’ve only seen the film once so I, too, overlooked this recurring detail. It definitely adds to the fear and suspense when you clock it.
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