The Shining

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Writer: Stephen King (novel), Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Diane Johnson (screenplay)
Run time: 144 min
Awards: 2 wins & 5 nominations.

Jack Torrance, a writer and recovering alcoholic, takes a job as an off-season caretaker at an isolated hotel called the Overlook 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 and he descends into madness.

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