The Shining: Bathrooms Part 4.1

Enormous chair

Hmm… Dear Reader, I’ve been stumped as to how to start Part 4…

*Er, thanks for that critique, Clicky. As always your assistance has been… /pause… helpful …/squit… I mean /squint…*

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I first read Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’ in about 1986. I loved it, reading it several times. So when I finally got round to watching Stanley Kubrick’s film version in January 1991 (I remember because Thoughtful Man was away on his stag night), I was really disappointed.

In fact, it put me off Stanley Kubrick films altogether. They just didn’t interest me at all. That was until I stumbled across a blog that turned me on to them. Of course, it had to be about ‘The Shining’. Intrigued by what the blogger thought he’d observed, I had to watch the movie again. And again… and again, and again…

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Redrum Bathroom

movie diagram showing bathroom scenes

The fourth bathroom to appear in the film is the ‘Redrum’ one. Danny names the door…

Danny names Bathroom

And then Jack ‘kills‘ it…

This scene is well into the second half of the film (the descent), so appears early on in the Forwards/\Backwards version. In fact, it coincides with the doctor…

 

Overlook Bathroom 1

and ‘mummy‘ discussing Danny…

Overlook Bathroom 2

and the dislocated shoulder injury that kept him out of school…

Overlook Bathroom 3

Meanwhile, Dick is driving toward the hotel, his car windscreen blades furiously wipe away the snow, as Wendy glosses over what happened between Jack and Danny that night…

But we get to see just how bad Jack’s mood could be…

Overlook Bathroom 4

Overlook Bathroom 5

Overlook Bathroom 6

The doctor listens impassively before Wendy gives her a silver lining to the incident…

Overlook Bathroom 7

Overlook Bathroom 8

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*Well, Clicky, there’s just one more post in The Shining Bathroom Series to go… and you know what that one’s about, doncha?*

Donna

*Exactly!*

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