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Movie Infos Title: The Shining Rating: Year: 1980 Director: Stanley Kubrick Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson Starring: Jack Nicholson Shelley Duvall Scatman Crothers Danny Lloyd …   All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Yes, and Jack Torrance knows this so he quits his job as a teacher and moves to Colorado with his family, to focus on his writing. Yet inspiration…

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Is it me or is this film way overrated? It is a more or less enjoyable picture, okay, but it’s far from being a masterpiece. I’m pretty sure that what most like about it is the idea of it rather than the film by itself. The whole film is about 50s teenagers who cruise around in their big American cars while listening to Wolfman Jack’s…

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Early in the film, college boy Sean Bateman reflects to himself that he’s “a vampire who feeds off other people’s emotions”, implying that he has none of his own. Right away we’re reminded of Sean’s brother Patrick, who we met in Mary Harron’s American Psycho as his own vampiresque urges sent him on a murderous rampage. Both movies are adapted from novels by Brett Easton Ellis, but…

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