Episode 48 – The Shining (1:58:12)

Heeeeeeeere’s Johnny! We bring back two former guests to tag-team on the Kubrick classic, the Shining. Doc Brown from our Episode 41 on It, and Patrick MacFarlane of the Liberty Weekly Podcast and our Episode 35 on Rogue One join us in the Gold Room to share a few drinks with Lloyd – on the house of course.

This was to be our Halloween special, but schedules kept getting pushed due to illness, contracts and obligations to employers.

The fact that there is so much ambiguity built into the movie, that it can be debated for decades after is a testament to how well made this film is. This should be a film that satisfies Robert’s desire in a story to have tension and struggle within the narrative. We have genuine unease and sense of dread for the character – despite the fact they we “know” going into it that Jack does go crazy and attempts to murder his family with an axe.

Check out the previous appearances here:

Episode 41 – IT (1:48:55)

Episode 35 – Rogue One (1:16:05)

And also check out the Liberty Weekly Podcast and website at: www.libertweekly.net

Google Description

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

Wikipedia Article:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shining_(film)

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