A scene from ‘The Shining’ with the ghostly caretaker digitally removed
01.27.2014
01:14 pm

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Here’s a scene from The Shining where the ghost of “Delbert Grady”—the previous caretaker of the Overlook Hotel—is digitally removed. Not that we didn’t already know that Jack Torrance was losing his shit, but this tinkered with scene makes him look even more unhinged.

 
Via Laughing Squid

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‘The Shining’ in the style of an 8-bit video game
11.12.2013
11:00 am

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CineFix does a very good job here of translating the unforgettable images and motifs of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining into the halcyon days of about 1989, when the most effective hack to fix your malfunctioning cartridge was to blow into it.
 
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The game that CineFix shrewdly chose to mimic here appears to be the old LucasFilm (later LucasArts) game Maniac Mansion—the title alone is an almost perfect recapitulation of The Shining, and the gameplay appears to have been too.

I want to play!
 

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‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ from ‘The Shining’ in other languages
10.31.2013
12:03 pm

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Stanley Kubrick was a notorious perfectionist—Slim Pickens turned down the role of Dick Hallorann in The Shining, eventually played by Scatman Crothers, because Kubrick refused to promise to limit his number of takes on any of Pickens’ shots to under 100.

So it’s no surprise that Kubrick gave some thought to the foreign-language versions of his movies. One of the pivotal scenes in The Shining occurs when Wendy Torrance, played by Shelley Duvall, comes upon the thick, typewritten manuscript that her husband Jack has been working on for weeks, only to find that every single page is covered with thousands of iterations of the creepy phrase “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

Kubrick understood that the power of the scene is considerably blunted if you can’t understand the text and therefore must rely on a bland, impersonal, possibly poorly translated subtitle at the bottom of the screen. So Kubrick took the time to shoot four other versions of the scene, for use in the Spanish, Italian, French, and German cuts of the movie.  According to The Overlook Hotel, a website run by Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich that is dedicated to Shining ephemera and lore, “Kubrick filmed a number of different language versions of the ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ insert shot as Wendy leafs through Jack’s work. Many of these alternate language stacks of paper can be seen in the Stanley Kubrick Archive.”
 

Italian:
Il mattino ha l’oro in bocca
(The morning has gold in its mouth)

German:
Was du heute kannst besorgen, das verschiebe nicht auf morgen
(Never put off until tomorrow what can be done today)

Spanish:
No por mucho madrugar amanece más temprano
(No matter how early you get up, you can’t make the sun rise any sooner)

French:
Un Tiens vaut mieux que deux Tu l’auras
(What you have is worth much more than what you will have)

 
The link provided by The Overlook Hotel is 404, and my lengthy, feverish attempts to track down pictures of these “alternate stacks of paper,” alas, came to nothing. I would love to see these stacks of paper!

I was able to track down stills of the German and Italian versions on the Internet, but I can’t vouch for their authenticity. They do look legit, though.
 
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Il mattino ha l’oro in bocca
 
Here’s the legendary “All work and no play” scene—in English:

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Saul Bass poster design ideas for Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’
12.13.2012
11:26 am

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Bobby Solomon of The Fox is Black posted a few rough sketches made by Saul Bass before he came up with the winner for Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

According to Solomon, “I’ve read online that Kubrick made Bass go through at least 300 versions of the poster until finally ending on the extremely alien looking version we now know.”

You can see larger images over at The Fox is Black website.
 

 

 
Via Nerdcore

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Kubrickian: Winter wool cap inspired by carpet in ‘The Shining’
11.28.2012
08:07 am

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A winter bobble hat inspired by the carpet from the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

The hat will be available in December for £27.00 at Connoisseur.

Via Nerdcore

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Romney REDRUM
10.18.2012
02:55 pm

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Yes, totally silly, but I’m still posting it anyway.

Which Romney Son Is Creepiest?

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Dean Cavanagh: Exclusive interview with the writer and director of ‘Kubricks’

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Dean Cavanagh is that very rare breed – a maverick whose talents have been successfully proven over several different disciplines.

He is an award-winning artist; a screenwriter and playwright, writing the highly acclaimed Wedding Belles with Irvine Welsh and the forth-coming movie version of the hit on-line series Svengali. He has also been a journalist, with bylines in i-D, NME, Sabotage Times and the Guardian. Dean is also a documentary-maker, a film and TV producer and a musician, with along list of collaborators, including Robert Anton Wilson.

Now the multi-talented Cavanagh has written and directed (with his son Josh), his first movie - the much anticipated Kubricks.

In this exclusive interview with Dangerous Minds, Dean talks about the ideas and creative processes behind Kubricks. How he collaborated with Alan McGee, and developed the film with his son Josh, discussing his thoughts on cinema and synchronicity, and explaining howKubricks came to be filmed over 5 days, with a talented cast this summer.

Dean Cavanagh: ‘Stanley Kubrick has always fascinated me in that he was clearly trying to convey messages through symbols, codes and puzzles in his films.

‘For me his genius was in the way he presented the ‘regular’ audience with a clear narrative structure and for those who wanted to look deeper he constructed hidden layers of subjectivity. He was clearly a magician working with big budgets in such an idiosyncratic way that it’s hard not to be intrigued by him and his oeuvre.

‘I’ve been following Kubrick researchers like Rob Ager and Jay Weidner for the last few years and I really wanted to dramatize a story based around Kubrick as an inspirational enigma. There is a wealth of material about the esoteric side of Kubrick on the net and Ager and Weidner are great places to start the journey from.’

DM: How did you progress towards making ‘Kubricks’?

Dean Cavanagh: ‘I’ve been writing screenplays and theatre on my own and also with Irvine Welsh since the 1990’s. Up until last year, I never really had any desire to direct a film but Alan McGee encouraged me to have a go. He offered to produce a film if I would write and direct with the emphasis being on us having total control. This was music to my ears after having mainly dealt with people who are always looking for reasons not to make a film.  Alan’s credo was “just do it and let’s see what happens”. There’s a great freedom in working with him.’
 
Read more of Dean Cavanagh’s exclusive interview, plus free ‘Kubricks’ soundtrack download, after the jump…
 
Previously on Dangerous Minds

Alan McGee: Talks Magick, Music and his new Movie ‘Kubricks’


 

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‘Come and play with us, Danny …for ever, and ever, and ever’
08.01.2012
10:04 am

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Sifting through Foxtongue‘s Flickr sets—which are a goldmine, btw—I came across this rather peculiar undated vintage photo which has a “Come and play with us, Danny …for ever, and ever, and ever” vibe going on, doesn’t?

Foxtongue on Flickr (NSFW-ish).

 

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Impressive Jack Nicholson from ‘The Shining’ and 1/6th scale Joker head sculptures


 
Self-taught Detroit-based sculptor Bob Causey aka Bobby C creates these incredibly realistic life-sized and scaled down busts. In an online interview with The Armchair Empire, Bobby C discusses how long it takes to make one, “Upward to 6 months for the proto, I can get my end done fast but It seems to take everyone else a bit longer for the clothes.”

You can view the finished Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) bust here. Apparently this sculpture was a wacky Christmas gift for someone named “Wendy.”
 
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Via reddit

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Frozen ‘Jack Torrance’ from ‘The Shining’ Halloween costume
10.06.2011
04:59 pm

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This looks more like a frosty Noel Fielding (from The Mighty Boosh) Halloween costume than Jack Nicholson in The Shining, doesn’t it? It’s all about the face! And this is the face of Vince Noir!

Below, Nicholson as “Jack Torrance” in The Shining. No way, right?


 
(via Super Punch)

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‘The Shining,’ comes face to face with ‘Instant Karma,’ by John Lennon
09.12.2011
09:32 am

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Nicely!

I highly suggest looking through Jeff Yorkes’ Vimeo account—he has many, many more fun movie mashups.

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Kubrick’s twisted dimensions: Why ‘The Shining’ is a masterful mindbender
07.28.2011
11:39 pm

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Rob Ager has no academic credentials in the realms of psychology or film making, but he clearly doesn’t need them. He has an incredible intuitive grasp of the links between celluloid and the subconscious mind. He’s not only a brilliant thinker, he’s a tenacious researcher. In this fascinating study of Stanley Kubrick’s disruption of spatial logic in order to create a sense of unease in his film The Shining, Ager gets at the heart of what makes the movie so spooky - the fact that it’s so fucking disorienting, an Escher-like maze of endless corridors drifting into infinity. A terrifying dream folding into itself. Jung would have loved this movie and Ager’s take on it.

Ager wrote, narrated and edited this outstanding analysis of Kubrick’s much-maligned vertiginous masterpiece.
 

 

 
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An animated short of Stanley Kubrick’s films

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Superb animated timeline of Stanley Kubrick’s filmography by animator Martin Woutisseth. Music by Romain Trouillet.

 
(via KFMW)

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The Shining: Overlook Hotel Children’s Placemat
02.20.2011
11:09 am

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Ha! Clever Overlook Hotel children’s placemat by artist Shane Parker. This is way cooler than a Denny’s “Moons Over My Hammy Omelette” placemat.

Click here to see a larger image.

(via Neatorama)

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‘Hi, Lloyd. Little slow tonight, isn’t it?’
02.14.2011
01:50 pm

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Jack Torrance laffs in your face.

(via the always fun If We Don’t, Remember Me)

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