The Shining

LORELAI: Well, we like our internet slow, okay? We can turn it on, walk around, do a little dance, make a sandwich. With DSL, there’s no dancing, no walking, and we’d starve. It’d be all work and no play. Have you not seen The Shining, Mom?

The Shining is a 1980 horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Stephen King’s 1977 novel of the same name. The film is about an aspiring writer named Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), who accepts a job as caretaker at a spooky old hotel. Supernatural forces conspire to send his sanity into a tailspin, placing his family in danger.

At one point, Jack’s wife (Shelley Duvall) looks at what her husband has been writing on the typewriter, and finds he has just been typing All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy over and over, filling hundreds of sheets of paper in the process. (The phrase is a traditional English proverb about work-life balance).

Although initially gaining a lukewarm reception from critics, The Shining is now regarded as one of the greatest horror films ever made.

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