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Jeremy Blackman

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The Shining maze
« on: February 27, 2015, 12:10:51 AM »
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Via The AV Club:

http://www.avclub.com/article/mythbusters-adam-savage-painstakingly-recreated-sh-215826

Some people go to exhibits and enjoy the show, the items on display, and the artistry at work. Adam Savage attended the Kubrick traveling exhibit and found a huge flaw.

The Kubrick exhibit is a gathering of mementos, props, and other pieces of memorabilia from Stanley Kubrick’s filmography. However, some items had to be remade by other artists, due to Kubrick’s insistence on not keeping anything when he was finished with a project. That included a recreation of the model of the hedge maze that sits inside The Overlook Hotel in The Shining. This is the version in the film:



And while Savage is quick to point out that he admires the artist’s work in trying to recreate that difficult maze, he had a lot of problems with the final result. There were scale issues and some other detractions that spurred an obsessive completist like Savage to recreate the model more faithfully. In this video (put out by Tested) he debuts his new model, which will be joining the Kubrick traveling exhibit, and goes into great detail in its construction, the materials, and the manner in which he was able to more accurately convey Kubrick’s vision. So basically, for all future artists that are doing something Adam Savage might check out: Make sure your modeling skills are on point or he’ll devote days on end to showing you up.
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