The Economist: The Shining’s long shadow

An in-depth exploration of The Shining moving from novel (with sequel) to movie to opera concluding:

“The Shining” lives on because it taps into something deep in the psyche. Whether it’s Mr King’s tortured Jack lurking in the basement, Kubrick’s eternally-crazed Jack roaming through the maze, or now Mr Moravec’s caretaker singing: “I am the husband, I am the father,” what we’re afraid of is not something hidden in shadows or that goes bump in the night—it’s our own minds.

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