THE SHINING (2017)
by Laura Mee
Despite being met with critical bafflement on its release, and some hostility from author Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of The Shining (1980) today stands as a landmark in horror cinema, if not a universally revered one. Taking a fresh look at this most analysed of films, Laura Mee situates it within the history of the horror genre and explores how Kubrick's filmmaking style, his use of dark humour and ambiguous approach to supernatural storytelling complements generic conventions, and examines the effective choices made in adapting King's book for the screen.
Devil's Advocates is a series devoted to exploring the classics of horror cinema. Contributors to Devil's Advocates come from the worlds of teaching, academia, journalism, and fiction, but all have one thing in common: a passion for the horror film and for sharing that passion.
Published by Auteur Publishing, UK
Paperback / 5.5" x 7.5" / 111 pages