The Shining

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amityville horror was one of kubrick's favourite films

mark s, Friday, 14 June 2019 16:28 (one month 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 (one month ago) link


mark s, Friday, 14 June 2019 16:40 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

tonga, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 21:31 (one week ago) link

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

pplains, Thursday, 11 July 2019 01:17 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) link

the crossed eyes at the end are pretty creepy

calstars, Thursday, 11 July 2019 02:05 (one week ago) link

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

clemenza, Thursday, 11 July 2019 02:46 (one week ago) link

fun stuff on that guy's channel

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

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

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 (one week ago) link

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

lumen (esby), Monday, 15 July 2019 00:17 (one week ago) link

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

pplains, Monday, 15 July 2019 00:37 (one week ago) link


Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 15 July 2019 04:39 (one week 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 (one week 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

— Tim Robey (@trim_obey) July 7, 2019

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

Mordy, Sunday, 21 July 2019 00:54 (yesterday) link

by the way, in Portuguese it's called...

StanM, Sunday, 21 July 2019 12:11 (yesterday) link

The green bathroom set is great!

calstars, Sunday, 21 July 2019 12:36 (yesterday) link

Can't help wondering how many innocent people are about to be framed for crimes they didn't commit while we work out the particular bugs of this acid trip technology

That said, I look forward to seeing myself as Spock

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 22 July 2019 00:56 (twenty hours ago) link

The Shining seems like particularly fertile ground for this dumb tech. Would like to see Halloran’s face on the Grady twins, or Ullman’s visage on the old woman in the bathroom.

calstars, Monday, 22 July 2019 01:05 (twenty hours ago) link

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