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Guide on Past and Current Archives & Special Collections Exhibits @ the University of Pittsburgh Library System - Oakland (2020-present)

The Psychology of Film Design: A Re-Imagining of the World of 'The Shining' and Archival Comparisons

Date of Exhibition: Fall 2021-Fall 2022

Curator: Jillian Werbisky (Pitt Undergraduate student studying Psychology and Theatre Arts and 2021 Honors College Creative Arts Fellow)

Location: Digital Interactive Wall, Archives & Special Collections exhibit gallery, 3rd floor Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh 3960 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Description: What if 'The Shining' had been a romance? Keep this question in mind as you explore this exhibit, which showcases the collaboration between psychology research and production design, featuring a complete re-imagining of the world of 'The Shining.' Featured are six of the major locations taken from the film, re-designed to fit the intention of romance, rather than horror, as well as inspirations, articles, and sketches that played a role in the final design. I hope you enjoy this exhibit! 

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