6 comments on “Mise-en-scene in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining

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  5. I do not think that anybody’s ever commented on the central isle in the opening shot being a tacit reminder ol Arnold Böcklin’s 1880s painting THE ISLE OF THE DEAD, also used by Rachmaninov as inspiration for his eponymous symphonic poem. That also ties in nicely with what Jameson notes above: that the island itself provides a final sense of focus (stability)? “From the moment we lose the consoling sense of focus and destination supplied by that island picturesquely centered in the lake, we are careening through space.”

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