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The Shining This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By TheGothicGunslinger, Lakeland, FL

Stanley Kubrick is without a doubt one of the greatest filmmakers ever. Starting small with films like “Killer's Kiss,” his work progressively became larger and more thematically complex until he created masterpieces like “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange,” and “Full Metal Jacket.”

“The Shining,” based on the Stephen King novel, is another example of Kubrick's brilliance and significance in cinematic history. He created more than just a horror film; it is a world of madness that is occupied by the horrific and supernatural.

Jack Torrance, an aspiring novelist, and his family, Wendy and Danny, move into the Overlook Hotel for the winter. Jack has been hired as caretaker, and they are expected to watch over the empty hotel for the next five months.

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