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(Movie News)   The real story behind that famous photo at the end of Kubrick's "'The Shining". All airbrush and no play makes Jack a dull boy   (movies.com) divider line 83
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2012-10-20 09:46:31 AM
www.myfacewhen.net

airbrushing photos in the late '70s wasn't a digital process. It involved using an actual airbrush to physically paint over the original.
 
2012-10-20 10:18:08 AM
Well, not all of us brush, thamike.
 
2012-10-20 10:22:06 AM
GAH! CONTENT BLOCKED BY WORK!


/I really need my own laptop
//no, I'm not working.
 
2012-10-20 10:26:28 AM
My brother has an 8x10 of it framed in his creepy living room. Why yes, he IS single ladies:)
 
2012-10-20 10:27:57 AM
And if you stop the cross-fade from the wide shot to the close up of Nicholson at just the right place it looks like he has a Hitler mustache, which means that "The Shining" is actually about the Holocaust.

/There is someone who actually believes this
 
2012-10-20 10:40:19 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: And if you stop the cross-fade from the wide shot to the close up of Nicholson at just the right place it looks like he has a Hitler mustache, which means that "The Shining" is actually about the Holocaust.

/There is someone who actually believes this


I am willing to be that person.
 
2012-10-20 10:53:41 AM

Ooba Tooba: My brother has an 8x10 of it framed in his creepy living room. Why yes, he IS single ladies:)


That. Is. Awesome.
 
2012-10-20 10:56:42 AM
Manipulating photos before the digital age wasn't that difficult. It wasn't much more time consuming than today either. The biggest difference was that back then you had to get out of your seat a couple times.
 
2012-10-20 11:05:44 AM

mekkab: GAH! CONTENT BLOCKED BY WORK!


/I really need my own laptop
//no, I'm not working.


Lemme guess, you're using a wireless card from work?

If that's the case, just get your own wifi.
 
2012-10-20 11:08:21 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: And if you stop the cross-fade from the wide shot to the close up of Nicholson at just the right place it looks like he has a Hitler mustache, which means that "The Shining" is actually about the Holocaust.

/There is someone who actually believes this


More disconcerting is the idea that there are folks out there that think that something in the public domain, released by Hollywood in the last half century, WOULDN'T be.

Cause they own Hollywood and everything in it, ya see.

*nods
 
2012-10-20 11:09:22 AM

Ooba Tooba: My brother has an 8x10 of it framed in his creepy living room. Why yes, he IS single ladies:)


I might need something like that, but I think I might put my own face in place of Nicholson's.

/I'd have to work on my creepy stare though.
 
2012-10-20 11:18:24 AM

Vodka Zombie: Ooba Tooba: My brother has an 8x10 of it framed in his creepy living room. Why yes, he IS single ladies:)

I might need something like that, but I think I might put my own face in place of Nicholson's.

/I'd have to work on my creepy stare though.


With a name like Vodka Zombie it shouldn't be that difficult.
 
2012-10-20 11:21:25 AM
It's funny that the author of the article is so amazed by airbrushing. Anybody who "read" Playboy in the 1970s could see the magic that airbrushing could do.

/high school class of 1980, why do you ask?
 
2012-10-20 11:31:32 AM
Not from the article, but in the writer's head: "Kubrick had an incredible memory; he was able to recall phone numbers of friends and family memebers WITHOUT the aid of digital technology like a cell phone or computer. Oh Kubrick, you genius!" etc.
 
2012-10-20 11:31:58 AM

flaminio: /high school class of 1980, why do you ask?


cause we wanted to know if we could play some football on your lawn
 
2012-10-20 11:33:19 AM

Ooba Tooba: My brother has an 8x10 of it framed in his creepy living room. Why yes, he IS single ladies:)


When I'm rich, I will have many "living rooms". Now, because of your post, I will have on completely devoted to being creepy. It's where we'll host my mother-in-law when she comes to visit.
 
2012-10-20 11:35:48 AM
Article is useless without pictures of both versions as described in the text.
I'd bet that the photos weren't airburshed, either. Someone probably used an exacto knife to cut out Jack's picture and it was pasted onto the background photo, then the two were then rephotographed with Panatomic-X and then reprinted as a final photograph. Probably a few were made in different sizes to be filmed and the best shots were used in the final cut of the film.

/Get off my lawn.
 
2012-10-20 11:39:11 AM

Lee's_Austin: Ooba Tooba: My brother has an 8x10 of it framed in his creepy living room. Why yes, he IS single ladies:)

When I'm rich, I will have many "living rooms". Now, because of your post, I will have on completely devoted to being creepy. It's where we'll host my mother-in-law when she comes to visit.


See, the thing is.
You won't be rich. Just creepy.
 
2012-10-20 11:41:59 AM

Crudbucket: Tyrone Slothrop: And if you stop the cross-fade from the wide shot to the close up of Nicholson at just the right place it looks like he has a Hitler mustache, which means that "The Shining" is actually about the Holocaust.

/There is someone who actually believes this

I am willing to be that person.


I refuse to abandon the fake moon landing conspiracy coverup conspiracy.
 
2012-10-20 11:52:28 AM
Vodka Zombie: I might need something like that, but I think I might put my own face in place of Nicholson's.

I'm thinking of doing something similar, but with da Vinci's Last Supper.
 
2012-10-20 11:55:42 AM
Just watched that movie again. That ending shot is really great, as is the movie. Although King's movie version of his book sucked, I'd be happy to see a good adaptation that stuck to the book. I think Ben Foster would make an excellent Jack Torrence.
 
2012-10-20 11:58:28 AM
Article author probably thinks an airbrush is a device you use to paint pictures and likenesses of people.
 
2012-10-20 12:06:09 PM
Fark all that, I want some of this wall art:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-20 12:10:00 PM

skinink: Just watched that movie again. That ending shot is really great, as is the movie. Although King's movie version of his book sucked, I'd be happy to see a good adaptation that stuck to the book. I think Ben Foster would make an excellent Jack Torrence.


One thing I did like about the TV movie version of the book was the casting of the guy from Wings. He at least seemed like a normal guy who went mad, as opposed to the Kubrick version, where Jack looks completely unhinged from the start.
 
2012-10-20 12:14:11 PM

NeoCortex42: skinink: Just watched that movie again. That ending shot is really great, as is the movie. Although King's movie version of his book sucked, I'd be happy to see a good adaptation that stuck to the book. I think Ben Foster would make an excellent Jack Torrence.

One thing I did like about the TV movie version of the book was the casting of the guy from Wings. He at least seemed like a normal guy who went mad, as opposed to the Kubrick version, where Jack looks completely unhinged from the start.


Yeah, Jack looked like he didn't even need the house to be haunted to lose his shiat.
 
2012-10-20 12:33:37 PM
with Kubrick even stating that it's proof that Jack was actually a reincarnation of someone who worked at the hotel five decades earlier.

Reincarnation? Thats really lame. I always thought that the picture meant the hotel had sucked Nicholson into it, so he'd be one of the malevolent ghosts there... FOREVER
 
2012-10-20 12:39:43 PM

Pete_T_Mann: with Kubrick even stating that it's proof that Jack was actually a reincarnation of someone who worked at the hotel five decades earlier.

Reincarnation? Thats really lame. I always thought that the picture meant the hotel had sucked Nicholson into it, so he'd be one of the malevolent ghosts there... FOREVER


Yeah, that was my thought too.
 
2012-10-20 12:45:37 PM
wait that's Mitt Romney
 
2012-10-20 12:48:00 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Lee's_Austin: Ooba Tooba: My brother has an 8x10 of it framed in his creepy living room. Why yes, he IS single ladies:)

When I'm rich, I will have many "living rooms". Now, because of your post, I will have on completely devoted to being creepy. It's where we'll host my mother-in-law when she comes to visit.

See, the thing is.
You won't be rich. Just creepy.


If all goes accordingly, I can be both.
 
2012-10-20 12:49:46 PM

Pete_T_Mann: Reincarnation? Thats really lame. I always thought that the picture meant the hotel had sucked Nicholson into it, so he'd be one of the malevolent ghosts there... FOREVER


You've always been the caretaker...

/Watched some of it last night
 
2012-10-20 12:52:21 PM

limboslam: Manipulating photos before the digital age wasn't that difficult. It wasn't much more time consuming than today either. The biggest difference was that back then you had to get out of your seat a couple times.


Or as Mrs Spldng & I refer to it: The Joe Stalin School of Photojournalism.

She found herself heavily conflicted several years ago when she was asked to drop a picture of a local candidate into a photo of a group of schoolkids. And this was just for an ad in a weekly advertiser rag.
 
2012-10-20 12:58:27 PM

Pete_T_Mann: with Kubrick even stating that it's proof that Jack was actually a reincarnation of someone who worked at the hotel five decades earlier.

Reincarnation? Thats really lame. I always thought that the picture meant the hotel had sucked Nicholson into it, so he'd be one of the malevolent ghosts there... FOREVER


In the sequel, it's Nicholson that climbs out of the bathtub naked to seduce people.

/You work with the spirits you have
 
2012-10-20 12:58:29 PM
We know Kucrick made a farking hundrend takes on this shot of Scrothers shining, its he in the bed looking foward and the camera zooming and the story when he fell in his knees in another scene and how far he got to do other films. Going 'shop in this photo is a little shocking. Just saw the scene on youtube and couldnt note the thing in the head roll, maybe i need some coffee or bourbon
 
2012-10-20 01:13:42 PM

Lee's_Austin: If all goes accordingly, I can be both.


It won't go accordingly.
Life comes at you fast.
 
2012-10-20 01:16:54 PM

macadamnut: Fark all that, I want some of this wall art:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x282]


Here's one of the two posters in that scene.
NSFW
 
2012-10-20 01:18:37 PM

macadamnut: Fark all that, I want some of this wall art:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x282]


The one he had over his TV was even better.
 
2012-10-20 01:32:53 PM
I'm not aware of ever believing in a conspiracy myself but the secret message about the fake moon landing was absolutely fantastic. I watched the whole damn clip and loved every second of it.
 
2012-10-20 01:40:32 PM

macadamnut: Fark all that, I want some of this wall art:


I never really understood the point of the "sexy" decor in his house and what it was supposed to say about his character. How does "pimping" add anything to the plot?
 
2012-10-20 01:41:41 PM

colimar: We know Kucrick made a farking hundrend takes on this shot of Scrothers shining, its he in the bed looking foward and the camera zooming and the story when he fell in his knees in another scene and how far he got to do other films. Going 'shop in this photo is a little shocking. Just saw the scene on youtube and couldnt note the thing in the head roll, maybe i need some coffee or bourbon


Yea, you need something. Maybe less bourbon? I don't know.
 
2012-10-20 01:43:17 PM

limboslam: Manipulating photos before the digital age wasn't that difficult. It wasn't much more time consuming than today either. The biggest difference was that back then you had to get out of your seat a couple times.


24.media.tumblr.com

Pretty much since the invention of photography
 
2012-10-20 01:43:53 PM

Lollipop165: macadamnut: Fark all that, I want some of this wall art:

I never really understood the point of the "sexy" decor in his house and what it was supposed to say about his character. How does "pimping" add anything to the plot?


Pimpin aint easy. Neither is having ESP. Or maybe that's just how Kubrick thought single black men decorated.
 
2012-10-20 01:45:00 PM

NeoCortex42: One thing I did like about the TV movie version of the book was the casting of the guy from Wings. He at least seemed like a normal guy who went mad, as opposed to the Kubrick version, where Jack looks completely unhinged from the start.


I've always said there are two versions of the Shining, both equally good. King's is a ghost story, while Kubrick's is a psychological thriller.

Bastard Squad: Not from the article, but in the writer's head: "Kubrick had an incredible memory; he was able to recall phone numbers of friends and family memebers WITHOUT the aid of digital technology like a cell phone or computer. Oh Kubrick, you genius!" etc.


Kubrick started out as a photojournalist when he was a 16 or 17. He ended up working for Look (a Life Magazine imitator) and was really the best thing it had going for it. Even after he became a famous director, he kept up on all the advances in still photography. If he didn't know how to fake a photo himself, he knew who the best person in the business was. And photo retouching, like Photoshop today, was an art with people working at varying skill levels from "looks legit" to "The Commissar Vanishes."

/Given Kubrick's obbssesive attention to detail, I always assumed he staged the shot
//Isn't that Eddie Cantor in the original photo?
 
2012-10-20 01:53:49 PM

born_yesterday: In the sequel, it's Nicholson that climbs out of the bathtub naked to seduce people.


Is he the hot chick first? Does he say "Here's Johnny!" when he switches over? That would make that line alot creepier.
 
2012-10-20 01:54:10 PM
No TV and no beer make Homer something something
 
2012-10-20 01:58:02 PM

natural316: No TV and no beer make Homer something something


Go crazy?
 
2012-10-20 02:03:11 PM

Fano: limboslam: Manipulating photos before the digital age wasn't that difficult. It wasn't much more time consuming than today either. The biggest difference was that back then you had to get out of your seat a couple times.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 520x395]

Pretty much since the invention of photography


There's actually no manipulation in that photo. It's just a picture of a girl at the bottom of her garden with a bunch of cut-out fairies posed in front of her. There's no reason that the picture should have worked out as well as it did, which is why it fooled so many people who should have known better.
 
2012-10-20 02:07:36 PM

Lollipop165: I never really understood the point of the "sexy" decor in his house and what it was supposed to say about his character. How does "pimping" add anything to the plot?


On one level, I wonder that myself. On another, I'd say that it's meant to say there's nothing special about Scatman's character outside of the "Shine'; that sort of decor was common for lower-middle class single men -black or white- in the 1970s.
 
2012-10-20 02:10:02 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Lee's_Austin: If all goes accordingly, I can be both.

It won't go accordingly.
Life comes at you fast.


Tell me about it.
 
2012-10-20 02:51:29 PM
Isn't this superimposition, not airbrushing? (Although, I am pretty sure an airbrush was used after a photo was taken of the superimposition.) Actually, this is a pretty analogous analog version of someone today would do digitally. It's just that, in the olden days, the airbrush had to be used for a lot more things.
 
2012-10-20 02:58:03 PM
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-20 03:05:14 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Fano: limboslam: Manipulating photos before the digital age wasn't that difficult. It wasn't much more time consuming than today either. The biggest difference was that back then you had to get out of your seat a couple times.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 520x395]

Pretty much since the invention of photography

There's actually no manipulation in that photo. It's just a picture of a girl at the bottom of her garden with a bunch of cut-out fairies posed in front of her. There's no reason that the picture should have worked out as well as it did, which is why it fooled so many people who should have known better.


I KNOW ANOTHER FACT: The cut-outs were being moved up and down while the image exposed to give them a slight motion blur and something roughly equivalent to a contrast or shadow/hi-light adjustment made psychically scoring the glass plate after it was developed. (talk about a destructive editing process)
 
2012-10-20 03:18:26 PM

thamike: natural316: No TV and no beer make Homer something something

Go crazy?


DON'T MIND IF I DO!!!!!
 
2012-10-20 03:27:17 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-20 03:36:02 PM
Trotsky.
 
2012-10-20 03:42:59 PM

Now I Is!: I KNOW ANOTHER FACT: The cut-outs were being moved up and down while the image exposed to give them a slight motion blur and something roughly equivalent to a contrast or shadow/hi-light adjustment made psychically scoring the glass plate after it was developed. (talk about a destructive editing process)


Physically manipulating the plate or negative to improve an image was pretty common in the early 20th century, especially in commercial photography. I've got some early 20th century railroad promo pics which have almost been completely repainted in the retouching process. They'd look good enogh in half-tone, but when you see the originals, you notice how heavy-handed the alterations look.
 
2012-10-20 03:56:16 PM

Pete_T_Mann: with Kubrick even stating that it's proof that Jack was actually a reincarnation of someone who worked at the hotel five decades earlier.

Reincarnation? Thats really lame. I always thought that the picture meant the hotel had sucked Nicholson into it, so he'd be one of the malevolent ghosts there... FOREVER


That is the point of the story, I don't know where reincarnation fits in. The people who die there, usually under violent conditions, become a part of the hotel. That's why the hotel wants the kid to die there, so it'll absorb his power.

The hotel even mocks the dad at one point, saying that maybe it should have gone through the mom since she's proven to be so much more resourceful. If the dad was always part of it, why would the hotel bring that up?
 
2012-10-20 04:04:22 PM

Vodka Zombie: Ooba Tooba: My brother has an 8x10 of it framed in his creepy living room. Why yes, he IS single ladies:)

I might need something like that, but I think I might put my own face in place of Nicholson's.

/I'd have to work on my creepy stare though.


You need to leave Jack alone, and put your face in somewhere else in the photo. That would be way cooler, and keep the theme alive......
 
2012-10-20 04:22:59 PM

Birnone: Pete_T_Mann: with Kubrick even stating that it's proof that Jack was actually a reincarnation of someone who worked at the hotel five decades earlier.

Reincarnation? Thats really lame. I always thought that the picture meant the hotel had sucked Nicholson into it, so he'd be one of the malevolent ghosts there... FOREVER

That is the point of the story, I don't know where reincarnation fits in. The people who die there, usually under violent conditions, become a part of the hotel. That's why the hotel wants the kid to die there, so it'll absorb his power.

The hotel even mocks the dad at one point, saying that maybe it should have gone through the mom since she's proven to be so much more resourceful. If the dad was always part of it, why would the hotel bring that up?


The reincarnation thing doesn't make sense. To me, putting him in the picture was just the Hotel absorbing him, essentially like all spirits had always been with it once absorbed. Maybe that makes less sense. Come to think of it, it sounds like timecube thinking. But I think of the hotel as one big collective psyche, so in the party pic I would expect to see ALL the ghosts of people that died over the years in it.

Doesn't that fit with the Grady quote "you've always been the caretaker," or something to that effect?
 
2012-10-20 04:38:05 PM

limboslam: Manipulating photos before the digital age wasn't that difficult. It wasn't much more time consuming than today either.


media-1.web.britannica.com
 
2012-10-20 04:46:44 PM

limboslam: Manipulating photos before the digital age wasn't that difficult. It wasn't much more time consuming than today either. The biggest difference was that back then you had to get out of your seat a couple times.


why would they bother airbrushing anything? It's black and white photography and the head is on the black tux of the fellow behind it.. so even I could dodge the original guys face and then burn Jacks face on the same print..

seems really starightforward, what am I missing?
 
2012-10-20 04:51:15 PM
To continue my odd theory, I assume some kind of "psychic resonance" to work kind of like a stone thrown in a pond, the ripples go in all directions, so the psychic battery of the hotel considers overlapping spirits from different time periods to belong to it whenever it suits the nefarious purposes of the hotel.
 
2012-10-20 04:56:02 PM

Fano: To continue my odd theory, I assume some kind of "psychic resonance" to work kind of like a stone thrown in a pond, the ripples go in all directions, so the psychic battery of the hotel considers overlapping spirits from different time periods to belong to it whenever it suits the nefarious purposes of the hotel.


boy u have teh SHINNING

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-20 05:58:53 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Article is useless without pictures of both versions as described in the text.
I'd bet that the photos weren't airburshed, either. Someone probably used an exacto knife to cut out Jack's picture and it was pasted onto the background photo, then the two were then rephotographed with Panatomic-X and then reprinted as a final photograph. Probably a few were made in different sizes to be filmed and the best shots were used in the final cut of the film.

/Get off my lawn.


Did you scroll down to the bottom?

I guess not.
 
2012-10-20 06:20:30 PM

Birnone: Pete_T_Mann: with Kubrick even stating that it's proof that Jack was actually a reincarnation of someone who worked at the hotel five decades earlier.

Reincarnation? Thats really lame. I always thought that the picture meant the hotel had sucked Nicholson into it, so he'd be one of the malevolent ghosts there... FOREVER

That is the point of the story, I don't know where reincarnation fits in. The people who die there, usually under violent conditions, become a part of the hotel. That's why the hotel wants the kid to die there, so it'll absorb his power.

The hotel even mocks the dad at one point, saying that maybe it should have gone through the mom since she's proven to be so much more resourceful. If the dad was always part of it, why would the hotel bring that up?


If the hotel wanted the boy's power by having him die there, then it got that power from Scatman's character, right?

Also, Scatman's character didn't appear in any group photo.
 
2012-10-20 08:24:15 PM

xaks: Tyrone Slothrop: And if you stop the cross-fade from the wide shot to the close up of Nicholson at just the right place it looks like he has a Hitler mustache, which means that "The Shining" is actually about the Holocaust.

/There is someone who actually believes this

More disconcerting is the idea that there are folks out there that think that something in the public domain, released by Hollywood in the last half century, WOULDN'T be.

Cause they own Hollywood and everything in it, ya see.

*nods


I...don't understand. "The Shining" is in the public domain?

/Maybe if you could, you know, WRITE COHERENTLY, I would understand what you're yapping about
 
2012-10-20 08:35:15 PM
That read like something from reddit. OMG, TIL that airbrushing used to be done with something called an "airbrush."
 
2012-10-20 09:31:22 PM

StopLurkListen: Birnone: Pete_T_Mann: with Kubrick even stating that it's proof that Jack was actually a reincarnation of someone who worked at the hotel five decades earlier.

Reincarnation? Thats really lame. I always thought that the picture meant the hotel had sucked Nicholson into it, so he'd be one of the malevolent ghosts there... FOREVER

That is the point of the story, I don't know where reincarnation fits in. The people who die there, usually under violent conditions, become a part of the hotel. That's why the hotel wants the kid to die there, so it'll absorb his power.

The hotel even mocks the dad at one point, saying that maybe it should have gone through the mom since she's proven to be so much more resourceful. If the dad was always part of it, why would the hotel bring that up?

If the hotel wanted the boy's power by having him die there, then it got that power from Scatman's character, right?

Also, Scatman's character didn't appear in any group photo.


That's an error with Kubrick's version. By having that guy die there it raises that obvious issue. It was pointless to have him come all the way back just to get whacked like that.
 
2012-10-20 09:57:19 PM

Birnone: It was pointless to have him come all the way back just to get whacked like that.


...which had to be Kubrick's point: it's still a kick in the teeth to watch. He was an atheist, so saying "No, some supernatural force isn't going to save you when you need it most.
 
2012-10-20 10:50:52 PM
The psychic power that Dick Hallorann (the character) had were nothing compared to the boy's.
 
2012-10-20 10:59:11 PM

StopLurkListen: If the hotel wanted the boy's power by having him die there, then it got that power from Scatman's character, right?

Also, Scatman's character didn't appear in any group photo.


The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. For all you know there's a broom closet full of pictures that just added Scatman. Also, he's black, not likely to be front and center in a photo of a white person party in the roaring 1920's.
 
2012-10-21 12:59:14 AM
HOLY SH*T!! They FAKED something.... in a MOVIE!?! OVER 30 YEARS AGO!?!?! 

goddamned amazing
 
2012-10-21 01:46:05 AM

Surool: HOLY SH*T!! They FAKED something.... in a MOVIE!?! OVER 30 YEARS AGO!?!?! 

goddamned amazing


You should probably ask your mommy for a warm bottle and a diaper change; you shouldn't be up this late.

/It's not a "they faked it piece" it's a "how they did it" piece.
//Like I said up thread, I'd always assumed that they just staged the shot, as Kubrick was that kind of crazy.
 
2012-10-21 02:17:00 AM

Dwight_Yeast: Surool: HOLY SH*T!! They FAKED something.... in a MOVIE!?! OVER 30 YEARS AGO!?!?! 

goddamned amazing

You should probably ask your mommy for a warm bottle and a diaper change; you shouldn't be up this late.

/It's not a "they faked it piece" it's a "how they did it" piece.
//Like I said up thread, I'd always assumed that they just staged the shot, as Kubrick was that kind of crazy.


It is absolutely not amazing. I read the piece and couldn't figure out why it is supposed to be fascinating in any way. If you are in any way surprised that photo retouch existed before photoshop, you are a moron. When the movie came out, I'd always assumed they had retouched him into that old photo and did a good job.
 
2012-10-21 02:58:15 AM

John Buck 41: limboslam: Manipulating photos before the digital age wasn't that difficult. It wasn't much more time consuming than today either.

[media-1.web.britannica.com image 550x431]


I never understood that photo. I mean, what is he in a funhouse or something?
 
2012-10-21 03:04:58 AM

Surool: If you are in any way surprised that photo retouch existed before photoshop, you are a moron.


No, I existed before Photoshop.

Surool: When the movie came out, I'd always assumed they had retouched him into that old photo and did a good job.


Kubrick was known for his slavish and obsessive attention to detail; in Barry Lyndon, many of the costumes used were 18th century. Not copies of 18th century clothing; actual pieces which survived from the 1700s. The same was true of the furniture and the houses (there were no sets on that film).

So anyone who knows his work well wouldn't have put it past Kubrick to stage a photo shoot with a bunch of extras in period costume, marcelled Jack's hair and taken the photo himself. He did shiat like that. All the time. This is also the same guy who hired Weegee as the set photographer on Dr Stangelove and who made some poor PA type out Jack's manuscript in FIVE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. All 1000+ pages of it!
 
2012-10-21 10:54:13 AM

Fano: To continue my odd theory, I assume some kind of "psychic resonance" to work kind of like a stone thrown in a pond, the ripples go in all directions, so the psychic battery of the hotel considers overlapping spirits from different time periods to belong to it whenever it suits the nefarious purposes of the hotel.


nw you're getting a bit wibbly wobbly, timey-wimey.

/Another vote AGAINST reincarnation.
 
2012-10-21 06:46:43 PM

Fano: limboslam: Manipulating photos before the digital age wasn't that difficult. It wasn't much more time consuming than today either. The biggest difference was that back then you had to get out of your seat a couple times.

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Pretty much since the invention of photography


There's a pretty cool show at the Met right now all about this sort of thing.
 
2012-10-21 10:12:22 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Kubrick was known for his slavish and obsessive attention to detail; in Barry Lyndon, many of the costumes used were 18th century. Not copies of 18th century clothing; actual pieces which survived from the 1700s. The same was true of the furniture and the houses (there were no sets on that film).

So anyone who knows his work well wouldn't have put it past Kubrick to stage a photo shoot with a bunch of extras in period costume, marcelled Jack's hair and taken the photo himself. He did shiat like that. All the time. This is also the same guy who hired Weegee as the set photographer on Dr Stangelove and who made some poor PA type out Jack's manuscript in FIVE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. All 1000+ pages of it!


So? You are actually saying we should be impressed that he DIDN'T set up a huge 200 person period photo shoot for that last shot of the film?

Again, GOSH! I am impressed.
 
2012-10-22 05:48:18 AM

Surool: So? You are actually saying we should be impressed that he DIDN'T set up a huge 200 person period photo shoot for that last shot of the film?

Again, GOSH! I am impressed.



www.mediacircus.net


ARE YOU NOT IMPRESSED!?


/why do you need to be impressed?
 
2012-10-22 12:06:51 PM

macadamnut: Fark all that, I want some of this wall art:


this
 
2012-10-22 12:10:31 PM

Dwight_Yeast: On one level, I wonder that myself. On another, I'd say that it's meant to say there's nothing special about Scatman's character outside of the "Shine'; that sort of decor was common for lower-middle class single men -black or white- in the 1970s.


wasnt he in a motel room?
 
2012-10-22 04:48:17 PM
Early Photoshop practice in the '90s included sticking my boss' head on a photo of James Kirk facing off against the Changeling. Printed it, framed it, hung it outside his office door.

That day, Boss came into our bullpen uncharacteristically blasting absolutely everyone, stormed into his office and slammed his door.

A few moments later, his door opened, he looked at the photo, scanned the bullpen staff...pregnant pause, a slow grin, and everyone's day got a little better.

/memorylane

That airbrush artist is incredible, spectacular....
 
2012-10-23 05:31:05 AM
Did you guys know The Shining is actually about the Holocaust?
 
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