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Jack Torrance, rendered using composite sketch software

Discussion in 'The Shining' started by Bev Vincent, May 4, 2014.

  1. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    Brian Joseph Davis is a journalist who has made a hobby out of creating composite sketches for famous literary figures by using law enforcement compositing programs. For example, his imagining of Dracula, as described by Stoker, is a long way from the sexy, mysterious vampires that traditionally creep across the silver screen. Take a look at some of the sketches, plus the written passages the images were based on. [Source]

  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Aw hell no. Too young. Looks like a teenager.
  3. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I think he'd be less creepy as Jack Nicholson.
  4. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Very interesting! Thank you, Bev!

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...decent interpretation...
  6. Waylander

    Waylander Well-Known Member

    Having looked at all the sketches I have to admit to being unimpressed with them. Reading the descriptions, I find it hard to see how the pictures match up. Might just be me, though.

    The comments on that page are hilarious to read, though. Just goes to prove what a lovely site SKMBs are when you see some of those other comments. I love you guys and gals.
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  7. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side


    Awwwww - bet you say that to all the 'Skemers' :biglove:
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  8. Edinboro

    Edinboro Member

    Not how I would picture him at all! All I remember from the book regarding his description was that he had reddish blond hair, bow lips, and blue eyes. But certainly, he doesn't look like that. :O
  9. dreamingraven

    dreamingraven Member

    I prefer to imagine things for myself sometimes im very surprised when a movie comes out of a book id read and imagined the ppl
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  10. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I agree. In the book his bangs get in his eyes. His baldness is on the back of his scalp but he's rather young looking. His hair is described in thick corkscrews in one scene when he and Wendy and Danny wake to the "short circuiting" elevator.
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  11. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Can't see any of the images at all.
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  12. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Here's the Jack Torrance sketch.

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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

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  15. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member

    I'll raise you these two interpretations.



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