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BFI Film Classics

The Shining

Authors: Luckhurst, Roger

  • The Shining is a classic and cult film. It is a key work in Kubrick's career
  • Interest remains high with a recent documentary, 'Room 237' (201 exploring various theories about the true 'meaning' of 'The Shining'
  • Book will be published as part of the BFI's high profile Gothic season, in a special limited edition
  • Stephen King is writing a sequel to his original novel, due to be published in 2013
  • Roger Luckhurst is a high profile academic who makes frequent media appearances
  • Richly illustrated with images from the film in full colour
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About this book

Stanley Kubrick hailed The Shining as 'the scariest horror film of all time' before its release in 1980. Though the film opened to poor reviews, it has since become one of the most admired horror films in cinema history. Exerting an enormous influence on popular culture, The Shining has spawned a vast array of interpretations and conspiracy theories.

Roger Luckhurst's illuminating study of this seminal film explores its themes, tropes and resonances through a detailed analysis of sequences and performances. Situating The Shining in a series of fresh contexts, this book looks at the complex nature of horror cinema at the end of the 1970s and early 80s. Taking the maze of the haunted hotel as a key motif, Luckhurst offers numerous threads with which to navigate the strange twists and turns of this enigmatic film.

This limited edition features original cover artwork by Mark Swan, click here to read a Q&A with him.

About the authors

Roger Luckhurst is Professor of Modern Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London. His many books include The Trauma Question (2008) and The Mummy's Curse (2012).

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  • ISBN 978-1-84457-639-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Shining
Authors
Series Title
BFI Film Classics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84457-639-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
104
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