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View Poll Results: Rate/Comment on The Shining (1980)
10 21 30.43%
9.5 5 7.25%
9 14 20.29%
8.5 9 13.04%
8 8 11.59%
7.5 0 0%
7 5 7.25%
6.5 1 1.45%
6 1 1.45%
5.5 1 1.45%
5 0 0%
4.5 1 1.45%
4 1 1.45%
3.5 0 0%
3 0 0%
2.5 0 0%
2 1 1.45%
1.5 0 0%
1 1 1.45%
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:12 AM   #31
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Looking at it solely as a film (not scrupulously loyal to the novel)I think it is a hypnotic blend of photography,art direction,music and performance all held together by Kubrick at his chilly best. 10.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:30 AM   #32
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:59 PM   #33
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10 out of 10. One of my all-time favorites. Have seen it countless times and never get tired of it. Looks like it's playing at one theater near me.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:52 PM   #34
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Showed this to one of my good friends, he'd never seen it before. He deems it the best and scariest horror film he's ever seen.
I forgot how scary it really is... that music...
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:07 PM   #35
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the commercial scared the hell out of me in 1980
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:10 PM   #36
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I've never been a fan of that movie. Jack Nicholson strikes me as more comedic than scary and Shelley Duvall was just a nothing character. It had some nice atmosphere at the beginning but quickly wore out its welcome.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:03 AM   #37
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10 out of 10 a masterpiece in film making.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:26 PM   #38
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seen yesterday at theater, appeared to be a DLP of either an old dvd or blu0ray. the print looked pretty bad. colors all wear and a lot of grain. But I never seen it on the big screen (screen wasn't that big shoebox theater) but close enough I sat up front so it would look bigger. Intresting experience seeing it since I never seen it when it first came out I was only 7 in 1980. Btw, how well was this received when it came out in summer of 80???
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:32 PM   #39
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8.5 for me. Like Poltergeist, this is a film that I seem to enjoy more every time I watch it. There is so much to take in and each time I notice more. Kubrick does a great job creating that feeling of isolation and madness.
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:45 PM   #40
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I can't believe I never voted on this. This has become a near perfect film for me. And second only to 2001 as far a Kubrick films go.

There is just so much that I love about this film. Like all Kubrick films for me, it gets better with every viewing. All the little details and foreshadowing and hints at backstory that are "hidden" in the background. The compositions still wow me at times. I'll admit that I thought Nicholson was over the top the first time through, but I've really grown to like his performance a lot. And the film is just "ballsy" in so many ways, from the actors performances to the structure to the insistence on having it be lit unlike any horror film prior. This is one that I just cannot gush enough about.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #41
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I gave this 8.5 back then but, after giving the blu ray a spin this Halloween, I must say that this has crept up to a 9 easily. Maybe even a 9.5. It has aged so well for a 33 year old horror film! I agree that Jack's performance goes a little too far into camp territory (and it unfortunately made it's way into the majority of his performances since) but Kubrick steers every other detail so perfectly that it's easy to overlook (sorry) that minor flaw. I shudder to think of what this would have been like with anyone else at the helm.
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