When you think of Jack Nicholson’s characters…do you think: plaster on the broken nose (Chinatown), the Joker’s “painted” face (Batman), or this indelible image…
When it comes to the horror film there are a number of stand out images that have become icons of the genre and the films themselves. I’m thinking of the harsh beam of light that unnervingly welcomes Father Merrin in The Exorcist to the house of the possessed girl or Marion Crane’s scream in the “shower scene” of Hitchcock’s Psycho. However, perhaps neither image leaves such a spine-tingling mark on the audience as Jack Torrance crashing through the bathroom door in Kubrick’s The Shining.
More Iconic Images
2001 A Space Odyssey – There are few directors who could make this image so sinister. Top 10 Films presents the computer Hal 9000 from Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – Trying to escape the authorities, Elliott takes flight thanks to E.T.’s magical powers. With E.T. sat in the bicycle’s front-mounted basket, the pair fly in front of a beautiful blue moon.