Listen guys, Kubrick changed the story from the book to the film, in some fairly large ways. That's why King didn't like it. One thing you have to realize about Stanley Kubrick is that he was obsessive about every aspect of the film all the way down to set design and what appeared in the shots. In the novel, it wasn't a bear costume, it was a dog costume. Kubrick changed it to a bear costume and then he specifically shot Danny on a bear pillow. Also, what happens to children who are sexually and physically abused? Some of them fracture and get multiple personalities or imaginary little friends they talk to, just like Danny. Kubrick is probably the most OCD director of all time bruh's. People close to him say he would read over the same script for YEARS making adjustments to it. He had control of every tiny detail. I apologize in advance for any mind blowings that may occur from this point forward in the thread. Jack was reading a magazine in the lobby while he waited to interview for the job. Guess what magazine? Playgirl...not Playboy, Playgirl. This issue of Playgirl. The first article catches my eye, The Selling of David Soul, but dat next article, Incest:Why parents sleep with their children, is your smoking gun. In the book its not so clear, Jack probably doesn't molest Danny in King's novel but Kubrick made changes and it seems he wanted to indicate Jack both sexually and physically abused Danny. Kubrick is messing with your mind even in the composition of the shots. Also, when the doctor discusses Danny with Wendy there is a paper on the desk titled, Illness as a metaphor. The article describes how doctors can mistake physical illness when its caused by mental problems like abuse. Basically Kubrick is saying the doctor is thinking Danny is physically ill and missing that his illness is a metaphor for the sexual abuse he suffers from his father. Bonus detail concerning how specific Kubrick really is. The eyes on the movie poster are shaped like the dials on the blood elevator.