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Big screen classics

The Shining

Kubrick’s haunting tale of a struggling writer (Jack Nicholson) who takes his family to the Overlook Hotel...

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UK 1980
Dir Stanley Kubrick.
With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
144min
Digital
Certificate 15

Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel makes terrific use of the remote, empty Overlook Hotel, the rambling old heap where writer Jack (Nicholson) retreats with his wife and son while working as the winter janitor. But are the strange events evidence of the building’s troubled history or of the frustrated author’s inner torment? Either way, the past hangs dangerously heavy...

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