Thursday, 20 January 2011
Detailed Analysis : The Shinning (1980)
This clip from The Shinning, 1980, is a great example of how Stanley Kubrick builds suspense. firstly introducing us to the scene with a wide shot of an isolated building and a wolf howl in the background. we then see a young boy on a peddle bike, commonly used in Thrillers, making the Innocent creepy and unnerving. This is scene again with the flash up of the young twins. In fact everything in this clip is quite common techniques used in Thrillers, from the long empty corridors and the high pitched music, to the close up of the boys quivering lip, and the uses of tracking as the boy slowly moves towards the door. Making The Shinning one of the most well known psychological thriller.