Iconic Images: The Shining (1980)

The image of Jack Nicholson’s enraged father smashing through a bathroom door with an axe in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is perhaps only as impactful as it is because of Shelley Duvall’s reaction. The terrified mother, desperately holding a knife to protect herself, knows she is the last line of defence between this crazed man and his young son.

The terrified mother, desperately holding a knife to defend herself, knows she is the last line of defence between this crazed man and his young son.

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Rory Fish has loved movies since he can remember. If he was to put together an "all time" top 10 of absolute favourites it would have to include North By Northwest, 12 Angry Men and Sunset Boulevard.

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