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Do you speak Kubrick? Orchestrating Transgression and Mastering Malaise in The Shining

Abstract : In The Shining, Stanley Kubrick appropriates the codes of gothic horror and uses them to create both an extremely effective film and a commentary on the workings of horror. Ironically, it is through his obsessively controlling and all-encompassing directorial style that Kubrick best conveys the gothic themes of transgression, ambiguous identity, and the monstrous/abject. Kubrick's idiolect combines original source material (Stephen King's novel, Bartók's music) and cinematic technique, transforming them in ways which force the spectator into an uneasy dialogue based on Kubrick's filmic language.
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Elizabeth Mullen. Do you speak Kubrick? Orchestrating Transgression and Mastering Malaise in The Shining. Image & narrative , Leuven : Instituut voor Culturele Studies, 2009, 10 (2). ⟨hal-01260020⟩

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