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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   ( ) divider line
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12889 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 20 Oct 2012 at 10:16 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-20 10:26:28 AM  
5 votes:
My brother has an 8x10 of it framed in his creepy living room. Why yes, he IS single ladies:)
2012-10-20 03:27:17 PM  
2 votes:
2012-10-20 02:58:03 PM  
2 votes:
2012-10-20 12:14:11 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:06:09 PM  
2 votes:
Fark all that, I want some of this wall art:
2012-10-20 10:40:19 AM  
2 votes:

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 04:04:22 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:54:10 PM  
1 vote:
No TV and no beer make Homer something something
2012-10-20 01:43:53 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:41:41 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:45:37 PM  
1 vote:
wait that's Mitt Romney
2012-10-20 12:39:43 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:33:19 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:31:58 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:31:32 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:53:41 AM  
1 vote:

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 09:46:31 AM  
1 vote:

airbrushing photos in the late '70s wasn't a digital process. It involved using an actual airbrush to physically paint over the original.
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