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The Director's Chair => Stanley Kubrick => Topic started by: Pubrick on March 22, 2012, 02:57:45 AM

Title: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Pubrick on March 22, 2012, 02:57:45 AM
so after seeing two posts in recent days (one by alexandro (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=6393.msg313549#msg313549) and one by reelist (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9254.msg313494#msg313494)) referring to things i'd seen on this tumblr i thought i'd stop being a selfish lazy cunt and post about it:

http://www.theoverlookhotel.com/

the site is regularly updated with pics, clips, tidbits and curios of varying importance by none other than Lee Unkrich of pixar fame. where does he find the time? it's really no more than a fan page but often the stuff he digs up is really interesting and the fact that an academy award winning filmmaker genius is behind it (he's credited as "caretaker" in the staff section) makes it all the more notable.

be sure to view it in archive mode (http://www.theoverlookhotel.com/archive) for quick access to all the updates you may have missed, there you will discover clips from movies referenced in the Shining, inlcuding the following from The Phantom Carriage that alexandro was harping on about:

http://www.theoverlookhotel.com/post/19236789427/clip-from-victor-sjostroms-1921-swedish-silent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ6EWr52aYY


as well as others, such as a scene from DW Grifftith's original Broken Blossoms (http://www.theoverlookhotel.com/post/19236787234/clip-from-broken-blossoms-a-film-made-in-1919-by) and it's 1936 remake that has to be seen to be believed.

explore and come back and discuss the cool things you discover. it's only been runnning since december so i hope it can keep up its rate of updates and cool finds.

Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Reelist on March 22, 2012, 06:28:02 AM
Thanks, P

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0ipajsB1q1r858p5o1_r1_500.jpg)

Represent
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Alexandro on March 22, 2012, 12:47:27 PM
thanks, that is awesome.
it was a complete wtf moment last night when watching the phantom carriage (a beautiful film, one of the best silents I've ever seen) and suddenly that scene happens. also because both are films about the supernatural in a sense.
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Fernando on March 22, 2012, 08:42:15 PM
Lee Unkrich shared these on twitter a few weeks ago, didnt know where to post them so this is the perfect thread for a child.


valentines card made by his wife. which proves he's a normal human being with awesome taste and married the greatest girl on the planet.
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y251/fbv/shiningcard.jpg)
and like that wasnt enough.....


she gave her the best pillow ever made. if a girl gave something close to this, ill be forever and ever at her service.
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y251/fbv/shiningpillow.jpg)


Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Pubrick on March 22, 2012, 09:09:20 PM
Well I'm sure he's given her millions of dollars so really that's the least she could do.
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: polkablues on March 22, 2012, 09:21:26 PM
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/tumblr_m0ip6t3Ju61r858p5o1_r1_500.jpg)

I want that picture behind them more than I've ever wanted anything in my life.
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Reelist on April 22, 2012, 11:06:37 AM
This guy likes his Shining!

Dick Halloran: Lamp Hoarder

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2cpgnGZn11r858p5o1_500.jpg)
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2cpgnGZn11r858p5o2_500.jpg)
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: 72teeth on April 22, 2012, 04:30:06 PM
what lamps  :inlove:
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Reelist on April 23, 2012, 01:10:50 AM
I always thought those were paintings, until I peeped dis very NSFW poster at The Overlook (http://www.theoverlookhotel.com/post/21065269957/there-has-been-much-speculation-over-the-years)

Also, it was Jack's Bday yesterday, 75. Happy Belated Jack.
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Fernando on April 23, 2012, 10:00:32 AM
Watch: A Synchronized Collage Of Every Zoom In Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'

http://vimeo.com/38828455

Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Pubrick on April 23, 2012, 11:05:44 AM
Watch: A Synchronized Collage Of Every Zoom In Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'

http://vimeo.com/38828455

Already posted by Mac a few days ago..

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9254.msg314206#msg314206

Also not that interesting.
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Fernando on April 23, 2012, 11:49:40 AM
my bad, didnt check the other thread.

and agree, not that interesting.
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Reelist on June 16, 2012, 04:14:17 PM
"[Kubrick] actually took out a scene Ö where Jack finds the scrapbook in the boiler room. And I thought that was very important because you had to know the moment in which he came under the control of the hotel. Itís like the moment in a fairy story when the hero takes the poison apple. The main character makes a mistake that brings them into the grip of evil. That was when Jack made his mistake. Before that, it could have gone either way. Itís his vanity and his hope to be a great writer that leads him to take this scrapbook as a gold mine of subjects. That was written and shot. I was sorry to see that Kubrick cut that out."- Diane Johnson 2002 interview (http://www.terrortrap.com/interviews/dianejohnson/)



I hope this stuff makes its way to surface one day, with 2001 it eventually did. Put this deleted scene and the original ending on DVD so I can finally buy it! I've been holding out on getting a copy, waiting for the edition to come out that's just perfect. Get some new commentaries on there, like Vivian Kubrick or someone willing to do a scene by scene analysis, perhaps..

has anyone seen Room 237 yet? God, I can't wait.
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Reelist on July 07, 2012, 05:46:46 PM
Lee Unkrich needs your help over at The Overlook (http://www.theoverlookhotel.com/post/26720148331/during-a-closing-montage-in-vivian-kubricks)

...and I need someone to jabber on about 'The Shining' with. Sigh...
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: goatcheeser on July 07, 2012, 06:20:04 PM
Looks like it could have possibly been an extra ghost/ghoul for the final scene. Wendy does go through the kitchen area right before she sees Hallorann lying on the floor dead.
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Reelist on July 07, 2012, 06:46:23 PM
Looks like it could have possibly been an extra ghost/ghoul for the final scene. Wendy does go through the kitchen area right before she sees Hallorann lying on the floor dead.

I assumed the same thing. It must've had too much resemblance to 'tubgirl' to make it in, though.
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: 72teeth on July 07, 2012, 07:02:05 PM
ewwwwwww tubgirl...

remember that one guys!
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Reelist on July 07, 2012, 07:16:43 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3cib3fK139M/TIo--on9mNI/AAAAAAAAFkA/Br-oe7h1elo/s1600/Never+Forget+9+11.JPG)
Title: The airbrushing of Jack Nicholson in the final photo of The Shining
Post by: HeywoodRFloyd on October 19, 2012, 08:07:21 PM
Hereís a good bit of trivia appropriate for Halloween: as some people may know, Stanley Kubrick did not create the photo seen at the very end of The Shining. Given the general attention to detail lavished by the director upon his projects, one would assume that the photo was crafted expressly for the film. But the photo was, for the most part, actually a picture from 1923, with Jack NicholsonĎs head added.

A page of a photo retouching book published in 1985 now reveals the original image, before Nicholson was comped in, and on the left side of the image above you can see the original, unknown man who became the stand-in for Nicholsonís afterlife image.

This comes from The Overlook Hotel, the Shining-enthusiast site overseen by Pixar director Lee Unkrich. (He tweeted that link, alerting the world to his good find.)

Hereís the page from the book The Complete Airbrush and Photo-Retouching Manual, written by the person responsible for creating the comped image seen at the end of The Shining.

(http://bitcast-a-sm.bitgravity.com/slashfilm/wp/wp-content/images/tumblr_mc3m2jbroF1r858p5o2_1280.jpg)

As Unkrich notes, the original photos of Nicholson are available in the Stanley Kubrick Archive in London; as the comparison between the images shows, only Nicholsonís head, collar and tie were added to the original picture. (The anonymous man over whom Nicholson was pasted was also moved down, to give him more separation from the crowd.)

Thereís also this detail, which repeat viewers have likely already noticed:

Interestingly, close examination of images from the film reveals that two different photo-composites were used: one for the long tracking shot which pushes down the hall towards the photo, and a different one for the extreme close-up. Nicholsonís composited head rotates from one photo to the next, and his shoulder shifts, partially obscuring the woman holding the cigarette behind him.

http://www.slashfilm.com/potd-see-the-original-photo-from-the-end-of-the-shining-before-jack-nicholson-was-added/ (http://www.slashfilm.com/potd-see-the-original-photo-from-the-end-of-the-shining-before-jack-nicholson-was-added/)
Title: Re: The airbrushing of Jack Nicholson in the final photo of The Shining
Post by: HeywoodRFloyd on October 19, 2012, 08:14:37 PM
That last bit about the two different photos is really interesting, and I don't see any other reason for it other than it having a hidden meaning.
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Reelist on November 05, 2012, 10:23:03 AM
Rob Ager did a thing about it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd8oSXF7VCs
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: theyarelegion on January 24, 2013, 01:33:50 PM
http://www.theoverlookhotel.com/post/41259062113/screenplay-for-the-deleted-original-ending-of-the
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: The Ultimate Badass on February 02, 2013, 03:35:30 AM
Kubrick wisely omitted that ending because it's shit. I think the last shot he chose was the perfect ending for the movie he made because the movie he made wasn't a cheesy Stephen King story about a haunted house or a traumatized family, etc. It was about a pathetic man named Jack Torrence who failed at everything he attempted in life, but happily found a place that accepted him in spite of his shortcomings, even though he failed, spectacularly, every test they gave him.
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: BB on February 03, 2013, 09:00:38 AM
even though he failed, spectacularly, every test they gave him.

Not EVERY test... I'd say he passed the Hallorann pop quiz.
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: HeywoodRFloyd on February 12, 2013, 09:24:03 AM
This has probably been posted a thousand times before, but I'm going to post it again.

I end up watching this promo here and there every 6 months or so.

It blows me away every time, best goddamn ad ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jBgaX0ErGU
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: Reelist on February 12, 2013, 10:22:28 AM
Beautiful. Thanks, I'd never seen that. What an awesome recreation.
Title: Re: The Overlook Hotel: amazing tumblr on the SHiNiNG run by Lee Unkrich
Post by: HeywoodRFloyd on February 13, 2013, 03:14:09 AM
What an awesome recreation.

Aside from how incredible/brilliant the set recreations are, the kid that plays Danny, like whoa, it looks just like him.