A presentation for the Jewish Studies Faculty Seminar.
Abstract: Stanley Kubrick's legendary horror film turned 40 this year. As I have argued, Kubrick was an intellectual, Jewish, and “Talmudic” filmmaker. Of all his films, The Shining is particularly rich when mining for Jewish and intellectual meaning. In this talk I shall explore some of those themes, as well as why the film attracts such obsessive attention four decades later. No prior knowledge needed but it is recommended to have seen the film.