Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ Is Overrated

Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ Is Overrated

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There’s a certain phenomenon I’ve observed within our species, and it’s the general acceptance that some works of art are just unquestionably masterpieces. A couple weeks ago I wrote an article called ‘Tolkien is Overrated’, and The Lord of the Rings is by far one of the worst offenders, perhaps a close second to Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane, which, for those of you unaware, opens with over ten minutes of narration before anybody even says a word, yet it’s regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, despite blatantly ignoring the first rule in creative writing: show don’t tell. From …