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Penderecki, horrific liturgy, and 'The Shining'

What does classical music composed in the wake of World War II and the attempt to grapple with massive death and human cruelty have to do with a popular horror film from 1980? Quite a lot as it turns out. I should have known this, but to my pleasant surprise I just listened to a […]

Documentary "Room 237": Kubrick's "The Shining" and Interpretive Depth

Folks seem to love or hate Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining. I still remember seeing it in the theater, and it remains one of my favorite horror films that is worth repeated viewing. Over the years the film has become the subject of interpretive controversy, with some pointing out many alleged continuity errors, and others […]

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