The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick first released in 1980 has been considered to be a modern cinema classic. Although initially released to mixed reviews, it has since then been re-analyzed & then considered to be a classic.

The story tells of a a writer, Jack Torrance, takes a job as an off-season caretaker at an isolated hotel. His young son possesses psychic abilities and is able to see things from the past and future, such as the ghosts who inhabit the hotel. Soon after settling in, the family is trapped in the hotel by a snowstorm, and Jack gradually becomes influenced by a supernatural presence; he descends into madness and attempts to murder his wife & son.


With that, I took the shot of the most iconic & easily recognized scene “Here’s Johnny!” in which Nicholson looks through the hole of the door after breaking through it.

I placed it inside the words of the title “The Shining” to created a trapped feeling as the family was trapped within the hotel & also Shelley Duvall’s character who in that scene was trapped in the bathroom.

Using the original colour scheme of yellow on the original poster when it was first released back in 1980 & together with a minimalist approach of the poster to show that this modern classic needs no flashy text & words for it to be recognized among the mainstream audience.


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