1.2.1 - Shone
The shining is one of those movies that the people who only see it once won't appreciate. If you go into hearing that 'it's scary' you'll be disappointed. It's not your typical horror movie. It's not your typical - movie movie. It's just weird in a way that is hard to put your finger on. It's a movie with a lot of layers.
It's an example of a weird type of paranoia- questioning- is there a hidden meaning or isn't there? Are you just reading too much into it and seeing things or was it intentional? This is also a great example in that it definitely has some hidden meanings but also brings some vagueness since the director is dead and can't verify if they are his intention or coincidence or just accidental.
The idea that he filmed the hallways and blueprints of the hotel being 'impossible' is definitely true. It invokes a type of sub-conscious confusion in that we realize there is something 'wrong' with the orientation but you have to actively focus on it to figure out what it is. This phenomena is a type of "change blindness".
|Not so 'hidden' is the Apollo mission sweater. The placement of the toy cars are also said to be alluding to the launch pad.|
The same could be said with written works - you may not know the references and even if you thought the use of something was an interesting choice - you couldn't know what that actually was.
This is a great lil movie to watch about the hidden messages in cinema.