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The Director's Chair => Stanley Kubrick => Topic started by: filmcritic on June 14, 2003, 05:47:34 PM

Title: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: filmcritic on June 14, 2003, 05:47:34 PM
"The Shining" has always been for me a horror masterpiece and a Stanley Kubrick classic. Now, I've seen the film several times and I noticed clues in the movies that are not mistakes.

Clue 1: Remember the scene when Jack is writing and Wendy comes in to interrupt him? Well, he uses some profanity and throws away the paper he was writing. She turns and walks away. But then, he begins writing again as if he had never thrown away the paper. The haunted hotel is feeding Jack paper.

Clue 2: Many people have had questions about exactly what Jack's relationship was with the haunted hotel. Remember the scene when Jack is in the bathroom talking with Mr. Grady? Mr. Grady is right in front of the mirror and Jack is facing the mirror's direction. So, Jack is really Mr. Grady because he is really looking at himself.

Clue 3: There is actually a foreshadowing in the film. Remember the scene when Jack is in the car with his son and wife on their way to the hotel? Jack starts talking about cannibalism and the mother starts to worry about Jack talking about that around their son. But the son tells his mother not to worry because he knows all about that because he saw it on television. But later on Jack utters the classic line "Here's Johnny". But don't worry, he saw it on television!

No, these are not mistakes. They are clues into the mystery of "The Shining".
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Derek237 on June 15, 2003, 08:10:49 PM
I remember reading clues like that somewhere. There are tons more....
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: bonanzataz on June 15, 2003, 11:33:14 PM
when wendy brings jack the eggs, jack's like, "it's odd, but it feels like i've been here before..."

oooweeeoooo!!!!
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Keener on June 16, 2003, 11:23:38 AM
Quote from: The Beets
oooweeeoooo!!!!


Killa' tofuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Cecil on June 16, 2003, 02:57:31 PM
Quote from: Keener
Quote from: The Beets
oooweeeoooo!!!!


Killa' tofuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!


lol, ah man... whats that from again?
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: bonanzataz on June 16, 2003, 04:49:33 PM
DOUG, BABY!
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: eward on June 16, 2003, 10:32:33 PM
hahaha, that show kicked ass
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Pedro on June 17, 2003, 12:43:39 AM
Yeah man.  Pete and Pete was the shit, too.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: modage on June 17, 2003, 12:46:09 AM
Pete OR Pete could've kicked Dougs whiny ass.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: bonanzataz on June 17, 2003, 12:29:07 PM
true dat. old skool nickelodeon rocks.

YOU CAN'T DO THAT ON TELEVISION!
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: lamas on June 19, 2003, 01:50:55 AM
filmcritic, don't take this the wrong way but you're a foreigner right?  am i correct in assuming english is not your first language?[/quote]
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Lucinda Bryte on August 13, 2003, 06:51:13 PM
Dur. Wrong thread.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on August 13, 2003, 07:01:22 PM
Quote from: Lucinda Bryte
ANYWAY getting back to the topic at hand...

"Welly welly welly welly welly welly well!" amuses me for some reason.
"Wendy... I'm home," always makes me crack up just by the way he says it so dryly.
"Naughty naughty naughty! You filthy old soomka!"

Ah and any line by Sgt. Hartman... :)

So, am I to assume these are clues hidden extremely well in The Shining?? Otherwise, I don't understand how they're "on topic."
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Lucinda Bryte on August 13, 2003, 07:02:52 PM
Quote from: ranemaka13
[quote="Lucinda Bryte]ANYWAY getting back to the topic at hand...

"Welly welly welly welly welly welly well!" amuses me for some reason.
"Wendy... I'm home," always makes me crack up just by the way he says it so dryly.
"Naughty naughty naughty! You filthy old soomka!"

Ah and any line by Sgt. Hartman... :)

So, am I to assume these are clues hidden extremely well in The Shining?? Otherwise, I don't understand why they're "on topic."[/quote]

Oh jeez. I thought I was in that thread of favorite Kubrick lines.  :oops:
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Sleuth on August 13, 2003, 07:17:59 PM
That's okay, one time I posted a Twin Peaks reply in a completely different forum

Good times
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: grand theft sparrow on August 12, 2004, 11:48:41 AM
"No TV and no beer make Scott something something..."
"Go crazy?"
"Don't mind if I do!"

Scott Peterson Lauded 'The Shining' to Mistress
Wed Aug 11, 2004 08:32 PM ET
 
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (Reuters) - Days after his wife vanished, Scott Peterson called his lover and pretended to be in Europe, saying he wanted to kill a barking dog and praising the horror film "The Shining," according to secretly taped phone conversations played in court on Wednesday.

The tapes were made during a series of telephone conversations between Peterson and his mistress Amber Frey in January of 2003 and played for jurors during her testimony in his trial for murder.

Frey cooperated with police after learning that Peterson had a pregnant wife, Laci, who disappeared on Dec. 24, 2002.

Peterson is accused of killing his wife and unborn son in a case that has transfixed much of America. The 31-year-old fertilizer salesman could face the death penalty if convicted.

In the taped conversations, Peterson is heard pretending to be in Brussels and other European cities as he speaks to Frey from his home in the central California agricultural hub of Modesto -- while in the background his golden retriever barks incessantly.

"There is this (expletive) dog next to this hotel," Peterson tells Frey while speaking to her on New Year's Day. Later, he adds: "Oh I want to kill it."

During a phone conversation the following day, Peterson urges Frey to rent the 1994 film "Love Affair," a 1994 remake that featured Warren Beatty and Annette Bening as star-crossed lovers. Frey responds that it's an "odd request."

A few days later, in another chat session that was recorded by Frey, Peterson raves over the 1980 Stanley Kubrick horror film "The Shining" -- in which a writer played by Jack Nicholson becomes unhinged and tries to kill his wife with an ax -- calling it "the best movie ever made."

Prosecutors, who accuse Peterson of murdering Laci and dumping her body into San Francisco Bay, hope to convince jurors that he was motivated at least in part by an infatuation with Frey.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: grifpo on October 11, 2006, 12:28:22 AM
Chapter 16, Monday: "I love you, Danny" starts out by zooming back from a closeup of the television.  What show is on t.v.?  I remember reading it once, but I've forgotten. Any help?
-griffin
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: MacGuffin on October 11, 2006, 01:04:57 AM
Quote from: IMDB
The movie Wendy and Danny are watching on the opening of Monday is Summer of '42 (1971).
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Pubrick on October 11, 2006, 10:33:33 AM
can we merge this into the shining thread or something? it's already a dead thread.
eh, this is the best i could find.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Pozer on October 11, 2006, 05:08:55 PM
drop dead, thread
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Xx on November 02, 2006, 11:55:48 PM
...
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Pubrick on November 03, 2006, 12:11:57 AM
those with a strong curiousity of all things kubrick related
should avoid wasting their time on this worthless video by a worthless band making worthless music for a worthless demographic.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: MacGuffin on November 03, 2006, 12:13:47 AM
Related:

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=6393.msg223887#msg223887
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: hedwig on November 03, 2006, 12:30:24 AM
future stupidest thing you've heard someone say about a movie, on The Shining: "omg this is from the 30 seconds to mars video!"
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Fernando on July 04, 2008, 06:44:39 PM
Channel 4 has assembled look-a-likes of The Shining's cast and crew members.

Channel 4 has painstakingly recreated the set of Stanley Kubrick horror film The Shining, complete with look-a-likes of the crew and cast members including Shelley Duvall, for a TV ad to promote a More 4 season of the director's films.

The 65-second promotional spot has been filmed as a one-take tracking shot through the recreation of The Shining set.

Viewers get Kubrick's point of view as he walks through the set, ending up in his director's chair as the crew prepare to shoot the famous scene of Danny Torrance, the son of Duvall and Jack Nicholson's characters, riding round and round the deserted corridors of the Overlook Hotel.

The promo, filmed as a single tracking shot with a cast of 55 actors, was meticulously researched to "remain as faithful as possible to the period in which it was shot and the culture of the British studio in the late 1970s".

Channel 4 Creative Services, the broadcaster's in-house creative resource, cast people who resembled Kubrick's own crew including his script lady, assistant director and director of production, John Alcott, who also worked on films including 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange with the director.

Look-a-likes were also found for Duvall, Danny Lloyd, who played Danny Torrance, and the twin girls who appear fleetingly in the film.

Most of the equipment that appears in the promotional clip was actually used in the filming of The Shining.

Many of the props that appear, including the tricycle and Kubrick's script, were produced for the promotional clip based on photos or sketches from the late director's archives.

The spot, which was shot over two days at London's Bray Studios, was filmed using a 25mm Cooke lens – a favourite of Kubrick's.

It promotes the season of 10 Kubrick films to be broadcast on More 4 from July 15.

Jon Ronson's documentary, Citizen Kubrick, will air ahead of the start of the first film.

The promotional clip will run across Channel 4 and More 4 in the run up to the start of the season.


Watch the clip witness this awesomeness here (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2008/jul/03/channel4.television)
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: cron on July 05, 2008, 11:13:52 AM
that was spectacular.
can´t wait for the torrent of that show.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Fernando on October 30, 2008, 12:18:01 PM
The Shining - Posters and Tribute Artwork.

http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/10/09/cool-stuff-the-shining-posters-and-tribute-artwork/


I'm usually not a big fan of this stuff, but some of those posters/paintings are good, mainly the twins artwork and danny playing in the carpet.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: RegularKarate on October 30, 2008, 01:22:49 PM
The posters the Alamo commisions are almost always great.  I bought a fun Lost Boys poster a couple weeks ago, otherwise I would buy the skull maze poster.

I really like that Danny on the floor art, but the twins one I'm not a big fan of... it's like Nickelodian meets a bad indie-rock album cover.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on October 31, 2008, 08:56:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfout_rgPSA
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Sleepless on October 31, 2008, 12:48:50 PM
That was good :)
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Tictacbk on November 01, 2008, 03:53:47 PM
isn't that like the original "trailer remix" from 3 years ago?

Good to see it again though, don't know if its been topped yet.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Just Withnail on November 01, 2008, 06:21:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfout_rgPSA

my, omuy you're late

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9049.0 (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9049.0)
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Fernando on November 03, 2008, 11:02:43 AM
yeah, but actually The Shining recut trailer has its own thread:

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=8148.0
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on November 03, 2008, 01:57:01 PM
No wonder this place is dead... everything you could possibly use for discussion has been found at least 3 years ago.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: hedwig on November 03, 2008, 10:27:34 PM
maybe it's time to resurrect the moral question thread.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: MacGuffin on November 04, 2008, 12:06:45 AM
No wonder this place is dead... everything you could possibly use for discussion has been found at least 3 years ago.

xixax.com - ahead of the curve

or

xixax.com - everything old is new again
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: SiliasRuby on November 04, 2008, 02:21:22 AM
No wonder this place is dead... everything you could possibly use for discussion has been found at least 3 years ago.

xixax.com - ahead of the curve

or

xixax.com - everything old is new again
the latter is better....yeah.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: tpfkabi on November 04, 2008, 07:57:07 AM
yeah, but actually The Shining recut trailer has its own thread:

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=8148.0

A favorite thing of Pubrick's to do - the redirect.
I wonder if P could survive in a Search-less Xixax?  :yabbse-grin:

Those posters are pretty cool, but then again, I love anything Shining.

Some commercial had a set of dark haired twins and I almost wondered - could those be the Shining twins - but I think they were too young - Shining twins are now around 40's I would guess?

oh wait...definitely not them:

http://community.livejournal.com/howtheylooknow/152954.html
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: MacGuffin on November 04, 2008, 07:35:57 PM
No wonder this place is dead... everything you could possibly use for discussion has been found at least 3 years ago.

xixax.com - ahead of the curve

or

xixax.com - everything old is new again

the latter is better....yeah.

How about:

xixax.com - nobody posts reviews anymore
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: SiliasRuby on November 05, 2008, 03:06:07 PM
No wonder this place is dead... everything you could possibly use for discussion has been found at least 3 years ago.

xixax.com - ahead of the curve

or

xixax.com - everything old is new again

the latter is better....yeah.

How about:

xixax.com - nobody posts reviews anymore
or....
We'd rather see what you bought on dvd than anything else....but thats a bit verbose
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Fernando on January 21, 2009, 05:25:54 PM
Stephen King fan publishes Shining's Jack Torrance's novel

A Stephen King fan has published an 80-page version of the book which novelist Jack Torrance obsessively writes during King's The Shining, where his descent into madness is revealed when his wife discovers that his work consists of just one phrase, endlessly repeated.

Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson in terrifying form in Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film, is a frustrated writer who goes with his wife and son to spend the winter in the isolated Overlook Hotel in an attempt to get the novel he has always wanted to write started. But the hotel's grisly past and unquiet ghosts have their way with him, and his wife Wendy eventually finds that the manuscript he has been working on actually only contains the phrase "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy", typed over and over again.

Now New York artist Phil Buehler, who describes himself as "a big fan of Stanley Kubrick and Stephen King", has self-published a book credited to Torrance, repeating the phrase throughout but formatting each page differently, using the words to create different shapes from zigzags to spirals.

"The idea has probably been marinating for years, because I loved the movie and the Stephen King book," said Buehler. "I'd just finished my own obsessive art project [and] it was an idea I had over the Christmas holidays."

He said he decided to stick to type and formatting that could have been created on a typewriter, with the first ten pages duplicating shots of Torrance's work from the film. "I thought 'if he continues to get crazier, what would those pages look like?'" he said. "I hit writer's block about 60 pages in, and I had to get to 80 - that went on for about a week." His fiancée, who had neither read the book nor seen the film, became a little concerned about his actions. "I finally showed her the movie, and she realised I wasn't really losing it," said Buehler.

He's included a spoof review from the blog OverThinkingIt.com on the book's back jacket, which compares it to "the best of Beckett" in its "lack of forward momentum", and considers the struggles of the author, "heroically pitting himself against the Sisyphusean sentence". "It's that metatextual struggle of Man vs. Typewriter that gives this book its spellbinding power," the review says. "Some will dismiss it as simplistic; that's like dismissing a Pollack canvas as mere splatters of paint."

So far, Buehler says that around 1,000 people have viewed the book, for sale on Blurb.com for $8.95 in paperback, or $22.95 in hardback, and he's sold "a few" copies, with sales now starting to pick up steam. "A few people have asked me to sign it - they're looking it as a piece of art rather than a funny thing to give to a Kubrick fan," he said. "If you're not a Kubrick or King fan, you might not even get it."


article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/jan/07/stephen-king-shining-novel

see the book: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/515476
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: tpfkabi on January 22, 2009, 03:11:46 PM
Wouldn't King or the Kubrick estate be likely to sue?

Although I'm not sure you could sue over one sentence...?

I guess since he has a picture of Shelley Duvall from the film on the cover he's already covered his bases.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: jtm on January 24, 2009, 01:28:05 AM
seriously, why would anyone buy that book?

besides, we already know how it ends. Jacks a dull boy.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Find Your Magali on June 20, 2009, 10:59:30 PM
Has anyone seen this jaw-dropping, six-part article?

There's a lot of weed-smoking going on here, but also some amazing, amazing insight: http://mstrmnd.com/log/802
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Stefen on June 21, 2009, 02:43:09 AM
That shit was epic. And I read it when I was sober. I lol'ed at Bug Bunny.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: MacGuffin on December 01, 2009, 10:16:31 AM
Stephen King says he's working on a sequel to The Shining
Source: SciFi Wire

News of this broke over Thanksgiving, so apologies if you've already seen it, but we thought we'd share it anyway: Horrormeister Stephen King has been talking about writing a sequel to The Shining, which he says might be called Doctor Sleep.

Here's how the Filmofilia Web site reported it:

The second novel would center on Danny Torrance, the young boy from the original story with the gift of being able to communicate clairvoyantly with ghosts, and who is now an appropriately aged 40-year-old. All these years after being tormented by the spiritual inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel and his father's alcoholism/homicidal rage, Danny is now working at a hospice using his supernatural powers for palliative purposes. King even offered a tentative title: "Doctor Sleep."
King talked about the possible book at a Toronto appearance to promote his new book, Under the Dome.

The Shining, which was released in 1977, was famously adapted into a Stanley Kubrick film in 1980, starring Jack Nicholson, Danny Lloyd and Shelley Duvall. King himself later adapted the book in 1997 as a more faithful but vastly inferior TV miniseries (in our opinion).

We're eager to go back to the characters and story, but only if there's an elevator full of blood, creepy twins and an ax-wielding maniac. That seems unlikely.

Are you up for a sequel to The Shining?
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: SiliasRuby on December 01, 2009, 12:18:58 PM
I am up for that, but it has the possibility of being awesome. 'The Shining' is one of my favorite books...ahh. just thinking about it makes me happy.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: MacGuffin on February 05, 2010, 06:42:41 PM
Bing! commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWHWjLoVrg0
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: blackmirror on July 14, 2010, 10:06:40 PM
Chapter 16, Monday: "I love you, Danny" starts out by zooming back from a closeup of the television.  What show is on t.v.?  I remember reading it once, but I've forgotten. Any help?
-griffin

I am a day late, dollar short for this reply, but . . .

In everyone's life there's a "Summer of '42"

(not really a clue, but one of Mr. Kubrick’s favorite films)

One clue that comes into my mind not mentioned here:

At the beginning of the movie, Wendy is reading J.D. Salinger's “Catcher in the Rye” while she and Danny are eating their sandwiches at the kitchen table.  The novel's themes of mental instability and the urge to save a child foreshadow the Torrance’s approaching disruptions.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: RegularKarate on July 27, 2011, 02:22:41 PM
This may have been posted before, but in honor of Kub's birthday, Devin Faracci linked to this today:

Film psychology THE SHINING spatial awareness and set design Part 1  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sUIxXCCFWw)
Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfJ8rK7eJeQ)

Starts out seeming like it's looking for mistakes then just proves it's all intentional.

My favorite part is that Stan would laugh at people getting caught in the maze.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Pubrick on July 27, 2011, 11:29:36 PM
Yes that's by rob ager whose analysis of Kubrick has been posted around here many times before. That video is great but it's just illustrating his written analysis from ages back. Of course it's intentional. A lot of complaints people have about supposed flaws in his films are on purpose and full of meaning.

Dude may never be fully understood by our species.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: socketlevel on July 28, 2011, 09:40:45 AM
I think I agree with the majority of what Rob Ager says, not with just this video but everything else I've seen and read. however, I'm sure he's such a fan that even if Kubrick made a mistake or there was a unintentional blunder with the continuity, Rob would find a deeper meaning.  This kind of analysis does seem to follow the same psychological pitfalls of conspiracy theorists in that noticing one or two phenomena leads the mind to continue to make connections, even if they're not there.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Reelist on March 02, 2012, 10:45:46 AM
Rob Ager is the Man:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAQnfOXqiR0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7xVGy2rc_k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D8bXCR6Epk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDKT-SLtq4c
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Pubrick on March 02, 2012, 10:53:23 AM
He's alright.

At least he didn't talk about child abuse this time.

Also everyone interested should watch those clips now before he removes them and starts charging money to watch them exclusively on DVD.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: picolas on March 19, 2012, 02:47:24 PM
toy story meets shining

http://geektyrant.com/news/2012/3/7/pixars-toy-story-meets-kubricks-the-shining.html
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Reelist on March 20, 2012, 08:04:16 AM
Yeah, The Shining is Lee Unkrich's favorite movie, and he snuck a couple 237's into TS3 to prove it

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FVDvRmmPhq4/TNw8GAoVv9I/AAAAAAAAARQ/q7IMNmbvP3o/s1600/Truck.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FVDvRmmPhq4/TNw8UYd1OaI/AAAAAAAAARU/Yam4vMa90WA/s1600/237SN.jpg)

Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: MacGuffin on April 21, 2012, 03:00:59 PM
http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-a-synchronized-collage-of-every-zoom-in-stanley-kubricks-the-shining-20120421
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Reelist on May 14, 2012, 12:49:14 PM
U.S. Publication Date for Doctor Sleep Set for 2013
source: Stephenking.com

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: tpfkabi on May 14, 2012, 08:07:17 PM
Must have been inspired by that story of the nursing home cat that seems to know when a patient is about to die.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: MacGuffin on July 29, 2012, 10:46:50 AM
'Here's Johnny' (again)? WB exploring 'Shining' prequel
Source: Los Angeles Times

Could we be in for a return trip to the Overlook Hotel?

Warner Bros.is quietly exploring the possibility of a prequel to “The Shining,” the 1980 Stanley Kubrick chillfest that many fans regard as the scariest movie of all time. The studio has solicited the involvement of Hollywood writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis and her partners Bradley Fischer and James Vanderbilt to craft a new take as producers, according to a person familiar with the project who was not authorized to talk about it publicly.

The film would focus on what happened before Jack Torrance (of course played memorably onscreen by Jack Nicholson), his wife and their psychic son arrived at the haunted retreat where Torrance soon descends into violent madness. A WB spokeswoman cautioned that any "Shining" prequel was in a very early stage and not even formally in development.

Still, even the possibility of an addition to a modern classic is bound to get film fans excited or riled up (or both).

One factor that could aid the former: Kalogridis has a pedigree that's ready-made for this kind of material, having penned the macabre “Shutter Island” for Martin Scorsese two years ago. (In a somewhat different vein, she also was a key creative force on James Cameron’s “Avatar,”  serving as an uncredited writer and an executive producer.)

Released initially to mixed reviews by Warners, “The Shining,” based on Stephen King’s bestselling 1977 novel, eventually gained acclaim and a unique pop-culture prominence. It’s been spoofed and referenced many times since, and is currently enjoying a moment of sorts thanks to “Room 237,” a documentary about the Kubrick film's many interpretations that made a splash at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

King himself has been penning a sequel to "The Shining;" there's no word yet on whether there will be a movie adaptation of the new novel.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Pubrick on July 29, 2012, 03:35:03 PM
Still, even the possibility of an addition to a modern classic is bound to get film fans excited or riled up (or both).

What kind of film fan would get excited by something like this?

I think the right term for those people is scumbag.

Disturbed burial ground Kubrick must be rising from his bathtub.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: wilder on November 05, 2012, 06:42:18 AM
Staircases to Nowhere: Making Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" (http://vimeo.com/52033659#)
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Reelist on November 05, 2012, 10:20:55 AM
That reminds me, Rob Ager posted a new 'Shining' Analysis:


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


I haven't watched yet, but I hope it's good!
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: wilder on December 11, 2012, 11:36:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsF6XhoxePs
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Reelist on March 14, 2013, 08:57:41 AM
HorrorEtc (http://www.horroretc.com/) is my favorite podcast about horror movies. In the last episode they talked about 'Room 237' a little bit and how they didn't really think the theories hold much water ( this has pretty much been the consensus across the board, but I'm still looking forward to it. ) Anyways, they decided to do their own podcast about The Shining, so you can find it at that link.  I haven't listened yet so don't hold me accountable for what these dudes say. They're pretty film literate for 'horror buffs', and well versed in Rob Ager's analysis. I really like the host, the other guy kinda gets on my nerves, but it's always been a good listen in my experience. It'll at least be better than the Autercast and Filmspotting episodes on The Shining, those were just wretched.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: polkablues on March 14, 2013, 08:11:35 PM
I've listened to HorrorEtc a few times, but I get annoyed by how little in-depth they ever get into the films.  It's more of a "let's list each movie we've seen lately with a brief synopsis and whether we'd recommend it or not."  At least the ones I've heard.

But yeah, The Shining was a good movie.  It's about a guy who goes crazy and tries to kill his family at a snowed-in hotel.  Definitely worth a watch.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Reelist on March 14, 2013, 08:22:28 PM
you nailed 'em. I can't listen to every episode because of that fact, but since this is Shining specific I thought there might be some more to glom onto here. I just love to see The Shining getting its due respect, other podcasts I've heard on it just barely scrape the surface. At two hours I'm hoping they go into a little more depth here.


I think it's the best horror podcast. Are there any you like?
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: polkablues on March 14, 2013, 11:55:27 PM
I think it's the best horror podcast. Are there any you like?

That's the only one I've listened to.  And I admire the breadth of their horror knowledge (I found out about a lot of movies I'd never heard of, even in the few episodes I listened to), but the lack of depth leaves me cold.  Definitely let us know if the Shining episode is worthwhile, though.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Reelist on March 15, 2013, 01:06:42 AM
let us know if the Shining episode is worthwhile, though.

It isn't, nothing to see here. Better than the other podcasts I've heard on the subject but that's not saying much. Anyone interested in delving deeper into The Shining I would point Here. (http://collativelearning.com/the%20shining.html) Annnd that's pretty much all there is to it!

Last time I promote one of these things without listening first, I promise.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: md on March 17, 2013, 09:58:57 PM
Clue 1: Remember the scene when Jack is writing and Wendy comes in to interrupt him? Well, he uses some profanity and throws away the paper he was writing. She turns and walks away. But then, he begins writing again as if he had never thrown away the paper. The haunted hotel is feeding Jack paper.


From a 1986 Rolling Stones Interview with Jack Nicholson:

When did you end up in Laurel canyon, rooming with Stanton?
When Sandra and I elected to get divorced.  I was doing two jobs at the time and a lot of it was the pressure from that.  I hadn't worked for a whlie and I remember I was out on the lawn with [actor] John Hackett and we were doing a brake job on my Karmann Ghia, and that day I got two jobs.  To write a movie [The Trip] and to act in one [Rebel Rousers. The scene in the The Shining comes out of this time, where I say, "Whenever I'm here and you here me typing...."

The scene where he tells his wife to leave him alone when he's working?

Yeah. Later on, with Stanley Kubrick, we wrote that scene together...sort of the climactic scene of my marriage, because I was under such pressure to get this script out, and I was acting in Rebel Rousers, an improvisational movie with Harry Dean  and Bruce Dern.  I think it's the only movie of mine I've never seen.  Really the whole period was incredibly long hours of work, meeting a writing deadline and getting up and doing an acting job.  Most of my divorce is written into The Trip.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: MacGuffin on April 11, 2013, 03:56:54 PM
Former WALKING DEAD Showrunner Glen Mazzara to Write THE SHINING Prequel THE OVERLOOK HOTEL
Source: Collider

It appears that Stephen King’s beloved novel The Shining is all the rage at the moment.  King is set to release his sequel novel Doctor Sleep later this fall and the Shining-centric documentary Room 237 recently hit theaters, but now it appears that the story is headed to the big screen once again by way of a prequel.  Glen Mazzara—who previously took over for Frank Darabont as showrunner on AMC’s The Walking Dead before being forced out of the position halfway through the most recent season—has been tapped to write the screenplay for the Warner Bros. prequel film The Overlook Hotel.

Word first broke that Warner Bros. was considering a prequel to The Shining last summer, when it was reported that writer/producers Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) were developing the film alongside producing partner Bradley Fischer (Black Swan).  It appears that the trio has settled on a story that they believe warrants a full film, as Deadline now reports that Glen Mazzara has been hired to pen the screenplay for The Overlook Hotel.

No further details for the film are given, but it’s reasonable to assume that the story will involve the haunted goings-on at the titular hotel prior to The Torrence’s arrival.  Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining is a masterpiece so Mazzara certainly has some big shoes to fill, but it’ll be interesting to see if he strikes a tone similar to Kubrick’s film or if his take falls more in line with King’s original novel.

Mazzara did some solid work on the first half of The Walking Dead season three, but the show took a bit of a creative nosedive in the back half.  He reportedly exited the showrunner position due to a difference of opinion over the show’s direction in season four.  His other TV writing credits include The Shield, Hawthorne, and the Starz series Crash, which he created.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Reelist on April 11, 2013, 10:00:47 PM
I was gonna one up you til I noticed your respect count
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: MacGuffin on April 11, 2013, 10:46:26 PM
That's okay. I'll just delete some of your respected posts.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 12, 2013, 12:34:14 AM
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Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: tpfkabi on April 12, 2013, 11:44:39 AM
I think a large part of the budget will be trying to recreate Stanley's massive set, that is, if they're really wanting it to tie directly to his film visually as well.

Are there any prequels that a consensus of people agree are good?

From a writing standpoint, I wonder if they are really only trying to explain how things in the movie got there. For instance, some scene where the twins get their iconic dresses - a department trip, or the mother sews a lot while locked in the hotel.

It is kinda fun to think up ways things got there.

A scene where the hotel's interior designer looks at carpet samples and we see that crazy pattern in the lot.

On the way to a job interview, Dick Halloran stops at a garage sale and picks up two paintings of nude women.

My expectations are pretty low. It has little to no chance of coming close to what Kubrick did. I think a lot will come down to direction. It probably won't be received well if it's in 3D and someone goes to a hardware store and buys an ax and swings it over the crowd, slams it down on the counter and close up.

          "This looks good. I'll take it!"

Cash register dings.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Fernando on April 30, 2013, 01:22:01 PM
Jan Harlan introduces the Steadicam to Stanley Kubrick

http://blog.annapurnapics.com/1205305

source: @AnnapurnaPics
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Fernando on May 12, 2013, 01:55:43 PM
two beautiful and bizarre worlds merge...

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y251/fbv/shiningpeaks_zps84311be4.png) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/fbv/media/shiningpeaks_zps84311be4.png.html)
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Frederico Fellini on July 26, 2013, 09:47:53 AM
Happy B-day to Mr. Kubrick!   Cinematic God.
Title: Re: Clues in "The Shining"
Post by: Tictacbk on December 13, 2013, 01:51:07 PM
This is pretty cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jBgaX0ErGU

Edit: Just realized it's also like 5 years old (see page 2 of this thread for more info).  Don't know how I've never seen it before, or why it seems to be making the rounds on the internet again.