What a Horror Movie Taught Me About America

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The supervisor of my historicism-based BA thesis on Stanley Kubrick’s cult horror film The Shining wrote in her feedback: “Your main thesis statement is sound and interesting but not terribly original”.

First, I was heartbroken. I spent more hours on that essay than I dare to admit, honing it to perfection (or so I thought). On the second thought, though, I was quite taken back because… …