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The Shining movie stair scene analysis [with Easter Egg]

The film 'The Shining' is one of the all time horror classic movies. The film shows that how good Stanley Kubrick was with his craft. He shows it with every scene as well as shot, even with the set design because the carpet design put the intriguing impression in the viewer head.


So, now lets talk about the infamous stair scene, why its so horrifying.  As i already said that Kubrick was the genius, he proved it in this scene. So, here Kubrick used two camera angle shots. High Angle ShotLow Angle ShotHigh Angle Shot


So he used high angle shot for Jack Nicholson. 
Low Angle Shot

And, low angle shot for Shelley Duvall (Wendy).
And, in both these shots, the speed of camera movement was slightly different. When camera is on Wendy from low angle, the speed of camera movement matches the speed of horrified Wendy climbing stair backwards with striking bat in air. And, when camera is on Jack from high angle, the speed of camera movement matches the speed of Jack while climbing stair to scare t…