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Cinematic Time Machine: The Shining

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Director: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Danny Lloyd, Jack Nicholson, Scatman Crothers and Shelley Duvall

Rating: 15

USA/UK 1980, 147mins

Stanley Kubrick's deft symphony of terror is back as you have never seen it before in a new 4K version scanned from the original camera negative.

An alcoholic, out-of-work teacher takes a job as the wintertime caretaker of a snowy resort. He brings his wife and young son with him. He wants to get some writing done.

Wendy Carlosís score alternating with Ligeti compositions, Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvallís push-and-pull performances, and the omniscient Steadicam taking the whole thing in. Transcending any trappings of paperback adaptation or genre exercise to become one of the most elementally terrifying works of art of the 20th century.