David Lynch’s Influence on Kubrick’s The Shining

“Among Eraserhead’s many admirers was none other than Stanley Kubrick, who appropriated a great deal from Lynch’s film for his own horror masterpiece, 1980’s The Shining. The latter uses the same relentless background noise and lingering shots to build a sense of dread that eventually crescendos into a fever dream of madness. Even The Shining’s famous “Room 237” is a not-so-subtle allusion to Spencer’s sultry neighbor’s apartment room 27. In The Shining as in Eraserhead, sex masquerades as an escape but ultimately propels its central character further into his downward spiral.”

Source: The Atlantic.

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1 Comment

  1. Room 237 has to do with the book, and the fact that the hotel owner was scared he would never rent it ever again, so they changed it from the book (was 227 it think).

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