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Discussion in 'The Shining (1980)' started by Christine62, Jan 10, 2014.
Here ya go
(Part one: The rest are there too!)
South Park had a bit of a heyday with it, too
The elevator full of blood really stayed with me because that trailer was the first I saw of the movie. Whatever one thinks of the film, that image is brilliant.
Was it this one, Tery? This is a weird (good) one. All I hear is creepy music with the sound of a bug swarm turning into some weird kind of laughter.
Thank you, Mel217 ! That's hilarious!
Ooh, I wish I didn't watch that creepy trailer right before having to go to bed! It's crazy how a scene we've all seen a million times can still have that much impact, especially paired with that unsettling soundtrack!
The one I saw didn't have any credits to it at all. Just the elevator, blood and, at the end, "The Shining" and the date it was opening.
There's a Shining trailer (fan made) out there that is laid out like an episode of Seinfeld. hilarious!
As an adaptation, sure it falls short in nearly every way.
As it's own creation, it is in the upper echelon of the horror genre.
Anyone have Champ's version that he posted? Where is Champ?
....he has been MIA for a very long time....I miss his humor and the barbs we traded....
I recently watched an interesting video describing how Kubrick arrived at the many changes and departures from the book...
...no, not THAT kind you wingnut!.....these:
If by worst you really mean improves upon the book in every way imaginable.
Despite what King claims, bipolar Jack does not make the character more "complex." Jack's steady mask of sanity slip due to isolation is much better than him going off due to a newspaper scrap book. The book's ending is further proof of how poor King is with capping things off. With its childish big explosion action sequence and lame afterword sentimentality. There's a reason why the movie is constantly listed as better than the source material.
I know fans take every word of King's as gospel and he certainly has lots of incredible ideas, but the truth of the matter is those gems need lots of polish as well.
OUCH! This is gonna get ugly. Ehh, I gotta go to work.
Exactly what i was thinking...
I do love Kubrick's version of the Shining though...I can like both...