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The Shining: ‘Weird’ new Jack Nicholson detail brought to light that ‘nobody has noticed before’

New details about actor Jack Nicholson in horror movie shine has made movie fans go wild.

Stanley Kubrick’s film, released in 1980, is widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films of all time and over the years it has been the subject of numerous books and documentaries.

In these projects, film theorists dissect the film, sharing ideas and potential reference points in each scene.

However, Kubrick’s author and essayist, Fillippo Ulivieri, noticed something that no one seemed to have discovered before.

Start a 50-part Twitter thread, Ulivieri Written: “I noticed something strange happening at Stanley Kubrick’s shine. Yes, there are a lot of strange things going on in shinebut this is really weird.

He added: “I don’t think anyone has ever noticed it before, because I couldn’t find anything about it. No articles, no videos, nothing.”

Ulivieri then goes on to point out several times in the film that Nicholson, as Jack Torrance, is looking straight down the camera.

It should be emphasized that, although Nicholson does this several times from the beginning of the film, until the cold ending, it is almost unrecognizable because the stare never lasts that long.

Ulivieri also added: “I’m talking about the times when Jack Torrance looked at the camera but there was no one to look at.”

On-site backup is a scene from a documentary Make it shine in which Kubrick is seen asking Nicholson to look directly into his camera moments before he breaks through the door with an ax.

Jack Nicholson looks into the camera in ‘The Shining’


He theorizes that looks can make an audience uncomfortable without them noticing. It is also suggested that the camera may represent a ghost from the Overlook Hotel, which Nicholson “discovered” early on.

Fans of the film are praising Ulivieri, who also posted a theory videowith many perceived as “brilliant”, “wonderful” and “attractive”.


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