Every book will open more connections, and eventually, you will know everything. As in he had been typing that the entire time they were at the hotel. And we have an inside scoop. There is, however, a really fantastic website, Collative Learning, which delves deeper into the more plausible subplots. At first, it feels like a traditional horror set-up - a guy gets hired to spend the winter in an enormous hotel, secluded from civilization, where obviously something will go very wrong.As the film develops, it becomes more mysterious, ambiguous, threatening, and hallucinatory. Read more Stephen King. Welcome to Debate Club, where Tim Grierson and Will Leitch, the hosts of the Grierson & Leitch podcast, tackle the greatest arguments in pop culture.. Danny's bruises were caused by Tony to set Jack up, & it was Tony who unlocked the lock so Jack could go to his doom. In the film, we find out that Danny's shining ability has a separate personality from Danny, showing Danny only what he wants to show him. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. [Spoilers] Why Tony was the real villain of The Shining. Mar 26, 2013 12:03 pm @erickohn. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Yes, I understand, the book version may not agree with my theory. This is a place for fans of various creative works to share theories, interpretations and speculation related to that particular creative work. There's a movie that attempts to uncover a few of them (room 237), but I think the majority of the theories in that movie are quite contrived and I'm not sure I agree with many of them bar the native american genocide subplot. Add to Favorites. A Game-Changing Theory About 'The Shining' ... Flipboard. Guy says The Shining is out of print, argument and one-upness starts. That last theory was what first inspired Ascher and Kirk to collaborate on a film assembling as many different theories about The Shining as they could find. This thread has been linked to from elsewhere on reddit. When reduced to a bare-bones synopsis, the plot of The Shining is pretty straightforward. 9 The Shining Is About Abandoning The Gold Standard. Cookies help us deliver our Services. This suggests that Tony also has intentions & plans separate from Danny. [r/SubredditDrama] Guy says The Shining is out of print, argument and one-upness starts. There's tons of material there for you to make your own conclusions, but I personally am a believer in the sexually abusive Jack Torrance subplot, in which Danny and Wendy are actually victims of sexual abuse, and the loneliness of the hotel causes Jack's mental instability to come to a head. Worth a watch. In the beginning of the film, Danny receives visions of the hotel from Tony, which suggests that Tony is somewhat able to discern the future. The Shining is a movie that's so incredible and mysterious that another incredible and mysterious movie, Room 237, is a documentary about how incredible and mysterious it is.It's possible the movie is just a straightforward, terrifying horror movie. FanTheory spoiler. There are theories abound regarding the shining. An entire documentary was made on the subject, "Room 238" I believe it was called. Message me ^here. In the documentary, theorist Jay Wiedner, the godfather of Kubrick-faked-the-moon-landing conspiracy “evidence,” showcases all the ways Kubrick used The Shining as an apology vessel for the way he duped the world 11 years earlier. The real villain and evil is the hotel itself. As detailed in the previous chapter, there are dozens of subliminal connections between the room 237 sequence and the fatherly love scene. 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