The Shining: Kitchen doors

The Shining: The kitchen doors,
From Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, Dick Hallorann has a private conversation with Danny at the kitchen table.  While he confesses his Shining powers to Danny, we read many subliminal messages in one wide shot.   Silently, they tell of an ominous future.

The freezer behind Hallorann is a symbol of cold and death.  Knives levitate over Danny’s head.  Only the cold steel of reality keeps him safe from harm at the moment.  Behind Danny’s shoulder is the “Exit”.   One of the two will leave and escape.  While the other will retreat deeper into the hotel for a lonely, cold, death.

Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining


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