If you’re like everyone and their mother, when you think of The Shining you probably think of “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. While potentially used by Kubrick simply to throw in an appropriate proverb (he used a different one for each language the film was translated), it also breaks out curiously across the film.
I’ve dissected this to show how the different iterations of ‘play’ and ‘work’ function in the literal and metaphorical sense, and thought it’d be interesting to share. I’m currently deep within the trenches of a very exciting redesign/revamp (because my plate is never too full!), so regular Kuby time is on pause, but needed to get this out. I’m serious. This chart has been gnawing at me for days.
Because it’s not a chronological chart, I can’t piece it in any sort of manageable chunks. So you’ll be dealing with a long strip; but it’s totally worth it.