Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Kubrick on Freud

Stanley Kubrick discusses the storyline from his movie The Shining (1980).

Stanley Kubrick The Shining
"A story of the supernatural cannot be taken apart and analysed too closely. The ultimate test of its rationale is whether it is good enough to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. If you submit it to a completely logical and detailed analysis it will eventually appear absurd. In his essay on the uncanny, Das Unheimliche, Freud said that the uncanny is the only feeling which is more powerfully experienced in art than in life. If the genre required any justification, I should think this alone would serve as its credentials."

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