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King's hatred of a movie adaptation of his work is about the only sure-fire way to pique my interest, especially if it's related to The Shining.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:00 (five months ago) link

Always a good sign when the trailer for your sequel relies almost entirely on famous clips from the original movie, plus modern actors re-enacting iconic shots from the original movie. What could possibly go wrong?

One Eye Open, Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:08 (five months ago) link

haha, the Kubrick shots are in painful contrast with the "made-for-netlix" lighting on all the sequel footage.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:12 (five months ago) link

I'm honestly kind of surprised that a trailer for a Shining sequel where a super handsome movie star furrows his brow and dramatically says "I always called it... THE SHINING" hasn't already been done on Mr Show or FunnyOrDie or something

One Eye Open, Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:18 (five months ago) link

This looks bad but then again trailers are bad but then again Flanagan will do everything he can to walk the line between reverence for kubrick’s film and fidelity to king’s crappy sequel novel, which will be bad

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:26 (five months ago) link

trailers are the least bad thing of all those things

mark s, Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:28 (five months ago) link

I agree and I really don’t like trailers

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:29 (five months ago) link

I'm quite surprised Flanagan is leaning on Kubrick so much. His Gerald's Game adaptation was extremely faithful to the book - to its detriment

Number None, Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:50 (five months ago) link

For sure, and that same impulse - pulled in two directions - is now gonna give us the worst of both worlds I think

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:57 (five months ago) link

I can't be mad about closing it with Wendy Carlos's arrangement of "Dies Irae."

It’s funny cause hill house was such a loose interpretation of the text, apparently it’s only the male SKs whose ~vision~ you have to respect

(Also proved that mike could come up with shitty mawkish endings all on his own without a source text like Gerald’s game)

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Thursday, 13 June 2019 18:00 (five months ago) link

tbf Shirley Jackson's initials are not SK

She’s not male either

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Thursday, 13 June 2019 18:09 (five months ago) link

lol rereading my elaborate opinions on gerald's game elsewhere, this shining film will be bad

mark s, Thursday, 13 June 2019 18:17 (five months ago) link

also now i'm thinking of a kubrick version of gerald's game

mark s, Thursday, 13 June 2019 18:19 (five months ago) link

cuffs wide shut

mark s, Thursday, 13 June 2019 18:19 (five months ago) link

bondy lyndon

Dr Strangelove or how I stopped worrying and learned to love the bond

omar little, Thursday, 13 June 2019 18:25 (five months ago) link

Or whatever the hell it was called~!

omar little, Thursday, 13 June 2019 18:25 (five months ago) link

apparently the only shot in that trailer that is Kubrick's is the blood coming from the elevators -- everything else is new footage from Flanagan.

https://screencrush.com/the-shining-doctor-sleep-comparison/

making, with Ready Player One, two movies in two years that have used re-created scenes from The Shining.

What scene did RPO use?

calstars, Friday, 14 June 2019 01:39 (five months ago) link

the elevators and Room 237

https://youtu.be/GwyoKJiB9Vk

Oh wait, I was wrong - King likes this after all and this is probably going to be v bad, haha.

This movie is going to blow your mind. If you have any left after IT CHAPTER 2, that is. https://t.co/cUPCfwZS08

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 13, 2019

I still think Gerald's Game is a great watch as long as you skip the last five minutes or so.

Roz, Friday, 14 June 2019 02:38 (five months ago) link

King likes or claims to like any/all adaptations of his work these days

Simon H., Friday, 14 June 2019 02:45 (five months ago) link

that said I like Flanagan in general, more for how humane, well-edited and well-acted his movies are than how "scary"

Simon H., Friday, 14 June 2019 02:46 (five months ago) link

humane unless you have acromegaly :(

mark s, Friday, 14 June 2019 08:30 (five months ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/jyriz.jpg

Ward Fowler, Friday, 14 June 2019 09:11 (five months ago) link

Why does King think all Indian burial grounds spawn evil

| (Latham Green), Friday, 14 June 2019 14:49 (five months ago) link

he invented that, it's his thing

mark s, Friday, 14 June 2019 14:56 (five months ago) link

it's not the burial ground that spawns evil, it's the desecration of the burial ground iirc? tho maybe pet semetary iirc it wasn't bc it was desecrated but bc it was a burial site for cannibal victims or something?

Mordy, Friday, 14 June 2019 15:24 (five months ago) link

damn if Stephen King is giving it a rave I better check it out

omar little, Friday, 14 June 2019 15:27 (five months ago) link

Why does King think all Indian burial grounds spawn evil

― | (Latham Green), Friday, June 14, 2019 7:49 AM (one hour ago)

Exactly why I love what Kubrick did with The Shining (esp. through the Room237 filter!)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 14 June 2019 16:18 (five months ago) link

The “Indian burial ground” is not in the novel, it’s kubrick’s addition (although yeah king later used it in pet sematary)

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Friday, 14 June 2019 16:22 (five months ago) link

The best example of king getting owned by filmmakers will always be that he wrote a mallet attack into the shining and Kubrick changed it to an axe to much better effect, and then years later he wrote an axe attack into misery and Reiner changed it to a mallet... to much better effect

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Friday, 14 June 2019 16:27 (five months ago) link

amityville horror was one of kubrick's favourite films

mark s, Friday, 14 June 2019 16:28 (five months ago) link

TIL that poltergeist does NOT feature an IBG (technically I learned that when I watched it, but I misremembered it as having one until reading this article just now)

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Friday, 14 June 2019 16:32 (five months ago) link

pale-tergeist

mark s, Friday, 14 June 2019 16:40 (five months ago) link

so I got about 1/3 of the way through this book and it was hokey and kind of dumb. holding out hope the movie is better but the book didn't impress and King's kindly magical negro stuff really grated (it's been ages since I read one of his books so it's not like that's new, but I'd forgotten about it).

akm, Saturday, 15 June 2019 14:29 (five months ago) link

One thing about the Shining is it seems like its one of those movies that is all about creepy mystery and if you tried to explain it the thing would fall apart - creepy mystery is only good when its in a quantum state

| (Latham Green), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:35 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG_NZpkttXE

tonga, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 21:31 (four months ago) link

Damn. For a second, I thought Jim Carrey's acting skills had jumped a mile.

pplains, Thursday, 11 July 2019 01:17 (four months ago) link

The only way to make that more terrifying is to deepfake Carrey's face on to Shelley Duvall too.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 11 July 2019 01:33 (four months ago) link

Please explain what a deepfake is. I love that clip, but I'm confused as to what's been done.

clemenza, Thursday, 11 July 2019 01:38 (four months ago) link

Using AI to CGI humans, is how I understand it - instead of painstaking work to change faces frame to frame they use machine learning to do it faster and better.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 11 July 2019 01:42 (four months ago) link

That's the original movie with Jim Carrey's face wrapped around Jack Nicholson's head.

pplains, Thursday, 11 July 2019 01:46 (four months ago) link

the crossed eyes at the end are pretty creepy

calstars, Thursday, 11 July 2019 02:05 (four months ago) link

Thanks--read a little bit online. That clip is...quite amazing.

clemenza, Thursday, 11 July 2019 02:46 (four months ago) link

fun stuff on that guy's channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjI-JaRWG7s

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 11 July 2019 02:49 (four months ago) link


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