Week 13: Text Analysis

For this project, I chose one of the most iconic scenes from one of my all-time favorite movies/books, The Shining, 1980, starring Jack Nicholson (Jack Torrance), Shelly Duvall (Wendy Torrance), and Danny Lloyd (Danny Torrance).
If you have not seen this movie, here is a quick summary:
“Jack Torrance becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy, and his son, Danny, who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

Scene Script used in figure:

Jack Torrance: Have you ever had a SINGLE MOMENT’S THOUGHT about my responsibilities? Have you ever thought, for a single solitary moment about my responsibilities to my employers? Has it ever occurred to you that I have agreed to look after the OVERLOOK Hotel until May the FIRST. Does it MATTER TO YOU AT ALL that the OWNERS have placed their COMPLETE CONFIDENCE and TRUST in me, and that I have signed a letter of agreement, a CONTRACT, in which I have accepted that RESPONSIBILITY? Do you have the SLIGHTEST IDEA, what a MORAL AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLE IS, DO YOU? Has it ever occurred to you what would happen to my future, if I were to fail to live up to my responsibilities? Has it ever occurred to you? HAS IT? 
Wendy Torrance: [swings the bat] Stay away from me! 

In this scene (quoted above), this is what Jack is saying to Wendy while in a manic state, trying to hurt Wendy, while chasing her up the steps. Wendy has a baseball bat in her hand keeping him back. This scene stands out in the movie because of the staircase being such a big focus in the movie (it is grand).

The background of my image is the well-known carpet from the movie. I chose a hotel, because the movie takes place at a hotel (where they cannot leave). I chose the colors of the words to match the carpet, and the fonts because they remind me of the movie cover font.

*Fun fact! I have been to the Stanley Hotel in Colorado, where Stephen King was inspired to write this book. It is actually haunted, too! Here is a picture of me on their staircase that I couldn’t not take, because it is such an iconic scene.