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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 (four 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 (four 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

The Stallone Terminator 2 clip has some transitions where it's clearly still Arnie's face, I couldn't tell if it was done on purpose or a function of the angles/lighting in the bar scene.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 11 July 2019 02:58 (four months ago) link

You can now just about watch the last act with Ace Ventura as Jack Torrance:

https://i.imgur.com/FiOOjpT.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZRUZzZPGto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx59bskG8dc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlvoEW7l5rs

Stuff might DIOT but these deepfakes are wild. It's one thing to add the dead guy back into Fast and Furious or the dead guy back into the new Star Wars movie. You still need some anonymous stand-in to drive the car or whatever.

What about All the Money in the World, replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer? Seems a little less ethical though likely cheaper to downgrade an actor's performance to just being a stand-in. Though is that much different than, say, overdubbing Andie Macdowell's voice in Tarzan the Ape Man with Glenn Close?

The more I watch these, the more I see where they're not so accurate. It's crazy how well they fit into the lighting and shadows, but kinda lose their luster as soon as something partially hides the face, like a chopped-up piece of a door.

pplains, Sunday, 14 July 2019 23:29 (four months ago) link

idgi why they didn't put his face on the wife and kid also?

lumen (esby), Monday, 15 July 2019 00:17 (three months ago) link

You think I'm joking, but wait until you see the Fight Club one.

pplains, Monday, 15 July 2019 00:37 (three months ago) link

"DIOT"?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 15 July 2019 04:39 (three months ago) link

"Deserves Its Own Thread"

Acronym's been around for at least 12 hours since I came up with it two posts ago.

pplains, Monday, 15 July 2019 12:42 (three months ago) link

Today, quite literally, the twins from THE SHINING (right) told me to buy this ring (left) during a craft fair on Kubrick's estate. I feel like I've completed some kind of boss level pic.twitter.com/Zq6ZMDeZC1

— Tim Robey (@trim_obey) July 7, 2019

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Monday, 15 July 2019 13:42 (three months ago) link


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