Informative Speech On The Shining

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Introduction: Attention-Arousing Material: Danish actor, producer, and screenwriter Nickolaj Coster-Waldau once said, "The only thing I find difficult to watch are horror movies, not that I don 't like them. Like 'The Shining, ' it 's one of my favorite movies, but it 's terrifying. I feel like I 've watched a marathon afterwards." Link to Topic: I’m sure everyone can relate to this feeling when watching a legitimately scary movie. That feeling of goosebumps rising on your skin, or that sense of nervous panic when you know something bad is about to happen on screen. And this is an experience that just about everyone goes through when watching The Shining. Define Topic: The Shining is a horror/thriller film released in 1980 that has proven…show more content…
Reason to like topic: Now of course not everyone in the room is going to be a huge movie fan and aficionado, but listening to a twenty minute speech about an interesting film is at least hopefully more entertaining than another class lecture. Preview of Main Points: Today we will first provide you with some information about the film The Shining. If you haven’t already seen the film we will explain it in order to give you a general idea of what it is about. Next, we will discuss the implications of the film, which include the dangers of alcoholism and cycles of abuse, and the significance it’s had on our culture. Lastly, we will look at how it’s possible to use expectancy violation theory, communication privacy management theory, and semiotics theory to better understand the film. Summation Statement (the cheekier the better): The Shining is an unsettling and introspective horror that provides audiences with a look into the lives of the Torrance family during their stay at a scenic hotel in Colorado. As we progress through our presentation, we hope that you won’t go a little mad…show more content…
Body: Main Point #1 [Background of Film] (First Subpoint) 1. In The Shining, Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to get rid of his writer’s block. He moves to the scenic hotel with his wife Wendy and his psychic son Danny. As the movie progresses, the dark supernatural forces of the hotel begin to wreak havoc on the Torrance family, especially Jack and Danny, and the mother and son have to fight for their lives as Jack succumbs to his madness. 2. The film The Shining was based off the book of the same name written by accomplished horror author Stephen King. King was inspired to write this novel after spending one night with his wife in Stanley Hotel, also in Colorado. The pair were the only guests staying in the hotel at the time, seeing that it was about to close for the season. In a New York Post article, posted on October 28, 2015, it is said that King had a nightmarish dream of his son screaming and being chased down the halls while at the hotel. And after he finished smoking one cigarette, the idea of the book was firmly set in

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