The Shining (1980)
Danny Lloyd: Danny
Danny Torrance : Redrum. Redrum. REDRUM!
[Wendy sees the word in the mirror which spells "murder" backwards]
Wendy Torrance : Hey. Wasn't it around here that the Donner Party got snowbound?
Jack Torrance : I think that was farther west in the Sierras.
Wendy Torrance : Oh.
Danny Torrance : What was the Donner Party?
Jack Torrance : They were a party of settlers in covered-wagon times. They got snowbound one winter in the mountains. They had to resort to cannibalism in order to stay alive.
Danny Torrance : You mean they ate each other up?
Jack Torrance : They had to, in order to survive.
Wendy Torrance : Jack...
Danny Torrance : Don't worry, Mom. I know all about cannibalism. I saw it on TV.
Jack Torrance : See, it's okay. He saw it on the television.
Danny Torrance : Mom?
Wendy Torrance : Yeah?
Danny Torrance : Do you really want to go and live in that hotel for the winter?
Wendy Torrance : Sure I do. It'll be lots of fun.
Danny Torrance : Yeah, I guess so. Anyway, there's hardly anybody to play with around here.
Wendy Torrance : Yeah, I know. It always takes a little time to make new friends.
Danny Torrance : Yeah, I guess so.
Wendy Torrance : What about Tony? He's lookin' forward to the hotel, I bet.
Danny Torrance : [Moving his finger to speak as "Tony"] No he isn't, Mrs. Torrance.
Wendy Torrance : Now come on, Tony, don't be silly.
Danny Torrance : [as Tony] I don't want to go there, Mrs. Torrance.
Wendy Torrance : Well, how come you don't want to go?
Danny Torrance : [as Tony] I just don't.
Wendy Torrance : Well, let's just wait and see. We're all going to have a real good time.
Danny Torrance : [as Tony] Danny isn't here, Mrs. Torrance.
Danny Torrance : [reading Halloran's thoughts] Mr. Hallorann, are you scared of this place?
Dick Hallorann : No. There ain't nothing here. It's just that... you know some places are like people. Some shine and some don't. It's just that the Overlook Hotel has something like "shining".
Danny Torrance : Is there something bad here?
Dick Hallorann : [after a long pause] Well... you know Doc, when something happens it can leave a trace of itself behind. Say like... it's when someone burns toast. When some things happen, it can leave other traces behind. Not things anyone can notice, but things that only people with shine can see. Just like they can see things that haven't happened yet, sometimes they can see things that happened a long time ago. I think a lot of things happened in this particular hotel over the years... and not all of them was good.
Danny Torrance : What about Room 237.
Dick Hallorann : Room 237?
Danny Torrance : You're scared of Room 237, ain't you?
Dick Hallorann : [after a short pause] Uh... no I ain't.
Danny Torrance : Mr. Hallorann, what is in Room 237?
Dick Hallorann : [firm tone] Nothing! There ain't nothing in Room 237. But you ain't got no business going in there anyway. So, stay out of Room 237. You understand? Stay out!
Dick Hallorann : Do you know how I knew your name was 'Doc'? You know what I'm talking about, don't you? I can remember when I was a little boy your age... my grandmother and I could hold entire conversations without ever opening our mouths. She called it "shining". And for a long time I thought it was only the two of us who had the shine... just like you who thought you was the only one. But there are other folks who don't know it or don't believe it. How long have you been able to do it?
[Danny does not reply]
Dick Hallorann : Why don't you want to talk about it?
Danny Torrance : I'm not supposed to.
Dick Hallorann : Who says you ain't supposed to?
Danny Torrance : Tony.
Dick Hallorann : Who's Tony?
Danny Torrance : Tony's a little boy who lives in my mouth.
Dick Hallorann : Does Tony tell you things?
Danny Torrance : Yes.
Dick Hallorann : How does he tell you things?
Danny Torrance : It's like when I go to sleep, he shows me things. But when I wake up, I can't remember everything.
Dick Hallorann : Does your mom and dad know about Tony?
Danny Torrance : Yes.
Dick Hallorann : Do they know that Tony tells you things?
Danny Torrance : Tony told me never to tell them.
Dick Hallorann : Has Tony ever told you anything about this place? About the Overlook Hotel?
Danny Torrance : I don't know. I don't remember.
Dick Hallorann : Now think hard, Doc. Think real hard and try to remember.