The Shining

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Hallorann is talking to Danny over ice cream, when the shot pan to Danny, the amount of ice cream stains he has on the side of his mouth changes.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jack is telling Danny he would never hurt him or his mother, towards the end when the camera is facing Danny, you can't see Jack's right hand and can assume that he's leaning it on the bed; but when the camera moves back to Jack's face it is now around Danny's shoulder.

Other mistake: When Stuart Ullman is showing Jack and Wendy their quarters, there is a window on the wall to the right across from the bed. However later, when Jack tries to break into the bathroom with the axe and Wendy puts Danny through the window onto the hill of snow, their quarters is not on a corner of the hotel, which the aforementioned window would suggest. (00:22:45)

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Suggested correction: Stanley Kubrick intentionally did this, to get the audience to feel like something has been off the entire movie. Like in the interview scene, there should be a hallway where the window is but there's not. And the hotel is constantly changing itself as it is sentient.

Continuity mistake: When Wendy is trying to escape through the small window, she leaves the room with the lights on, but in a view from outside the lights are off, then Jack passes by and the lights are on back again.

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Continuity mistake: When the Danny is meeting with the chef in the kitchen, and Danny is eating ice cream. The amount of ice cream in the bowl changes from a little to a lot.

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Deliberate mistake: Although Kubrick might've done this on purpose to show that the Overlook is unusual, as Jack is walking to the office to meet the manager, there is a left turn ahead, leaning to another hallway. When he goes into the manager's office, there's a window behind his desk that shows trees outside, but it shouldn't be there because that's where the hallway is.

Continuity mistake: When Shelly Duvall is crying, backing up the stairs and swinging a bat at Jack Nicholson, the positions of both of their arms and the bat change dramatically as the camera shots switch back and forth between them.

Visible crew/equipment: At the beginning of the movie, Jack knocks on Ullman's office door and you can see Stanley Kubrick reflected in one of the square window panes behind Mr Ullman. Do not confuse Kubrick's reflection with Jack Nicholson's. (00:03:39)

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Continuity mistake: Wendy is smoking a cigarette when Danny starts screaming, then she runs into the bedroom and opens the door, and doesn't have the cigarette.

Revealing mistake: In the shot just before when Jack finishes axing the bathroom door, one of the broken pieces of wood is resting against the camera.

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the beginning of the film, when Doc and Mr. Hallorann are eating ice cream, if you pay attention to Danny's hands, they move from folded in front of the ice cream bowl, to the back, and so on. They move about 5 times, each different.

Jack Torrance: Wendy, let me explain something to you. Whenever you come in here and interrupt me, you're breaking my concentration. You're distracting me. And it will then take me time to get back to where I was. You understand?
Wendy Torrance: Yeah.
Jack Torrance: Now, we're going to make a new rule. When you come in here and you hear me typing [types], or whether you DON'T hear me typing, or whatever the FUCK you hear me doing, when I'm in here, it means that I am working. THAT means don't come in. Now, do you think you can handle that?
Wendy Torrance: Yeah.
Jack Torrance: Good. Now why don't you start right now and get the fuck out of here?

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Trivia: Stephen King has admitted not liking this version of his book.

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Question: Does Danny's ability to "shine" have any connection to Jack's insanity and the events that occur in the hotel?

Answer: Effectively, Danny's shining is what brings the hotel to life. Because he has such an incredibly powerful shine about him, all these weird ghost things in the hotel are able to materialize and reveal themselves. These weird ghost things are always present to some degree, and those people with a small degree of shine get glimpses of them - like Dick Hallorann. (It's not quite made clear in the movie, but Dick saw the woman in room 237 in the book). However, Danny's shine is so great that he gives these forces enough life to appear to those without any shine, people like his father and mother. As it's the hotel that's slowly driving Jack crazy, and the hotel gets its power from Danny's shining, then I'd say there's definitely a connection between Jack's insanity and Danny's abilities. In the movie, it's not as clear as it is in the book, but Jack is effectively possessed by the hotel. He's not a flawed drunk with an anger problem who loses his mind because of isolation. He's a flawed drunk with an anger problem who's doing the best he can, until the forces of the hotel get inside his head and make him lose it.

If Danny's shining is what brings the hotel back to life, does this mean that all the previous "Jacks" had a son or daughter with the shining too?

Answer: The movie is really 2 parallel story-lines with history repeating itself. In 1920s Jack visited the same hotel with his wife and son, they got stuck there due to snow storm along with rest of hotel crew (which leaves early in a hurry in 1980s). The director has carefully changed background score on things which were not present in 1920s when Dick is showing the facilities to Danny and his mother (like food cold storage). In the 80's version, Danny, Jack and Dick are the ones who have the power to shine or see scenes from the past in the same place. But as Dick says, its like reading a book and has no physical presence in current world. Whenever Dick is talking to Danny, it happened exactly the same way in 1920s, except replace the secret of shining with the secret of cannibalism around the hotel. Jack's insanity is just a repeat of his past, in the 20's the job of being the butcher (of human flesh) got to his mind and he started behaving weird. In the hotel lobby, replace the sound of heavy typing on the long table with sharp knife falling on human flesh. Red carpet depicts the blood and body parts all around the floor in 20s.

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