wizard of loneliness.
I feel like the common designation of Kubrick as a perfectionist makes it rather easy to downplay the peculiarities and layers of his works. The lack of sentimentality in these creations makes it easy to place in boxes: Cold, mechanical, never human. But I don't think this could be more unfair, as The Shining is perhaps one of the most inescapably human films of the 1980s. A family consisting of an alcoholic father, a terrified mother, and a repressed son…
It's very rare that I do complete 180's on films I initially disliked. I consistently stick to my original take or retreat my ground even further, aspects which I didn't care for quickly grows into great distaste and aspects I was in the middle of the road on begin to stick out like sore thumbs. So I suppose I have a bit of explaining to do.
I remember going to see this with a couple of…
Me during the first six seconds: whoa is this actually going to. be good??????
Me during the final five thousand four hundred and fifty one seconds: Courage is the solution to despair, reason provides no answers. I can't know what the future will bring; we have to choose despite uncertainty. Wisdom is holding two contradictory truths in our mind, simulataneously, hope and despair. A life without despair is a life without hope. Holding these two ideas in our head is life itself.