Video of the Day: The Psychology Behind the Sets of ‘The Shining’


What does the Overlook Hotel from The Shining have to do with the work of MC Escher? According to an interesting theory put forth by Rob Ager, Stanley Kubrick may have borrowed some of the famed graphic artist’s spatial pattern concepts to help disorient his viewers with an impossible set design. Or maybe these architectural inconsistencies are simply continuity errors. Decide for yourself after Ager puts forth his ideas in the clips after the jump.

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[via Sly Oyster]