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Posted on 08/09/2013 6:56:54 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
I've come across some youtube videos and some articles about how intricately made was The Shining, that it is filled with a hotel layout which doesn't make sense. And that there are clues within that supports the idea he filmed a fake moon landing. While I don't believe the lunar excursion was faked I'm convinced that Kubrick gave an awful lot of thought and effort in his movies. Are there any books or videos you might recommend about Kubrick?
I’ve never heard this one before, and studying Stanley Kubrick is one of my hobbies.
Are you saying that he put a lot of thought and effort into creating a hotel layout that doesn’t make sense?
I thought it was more like a really, really, really big bed & Breakfast
Watch Room 237.
I wrote a cinema paper in college that 2001 was about all that ever was, all that is and all that will ever be. The teacher wasn’t crazy about my lead-up to that point, but ended up giving me an A+.
I watched the shinning once and was not impressed. Apparently someone thinks it is a supper film, it seems to be on Direct TV every other week.
Somebody did an edit of The Shining’s trailer to make it appear to be a romantic comedy. It is hilarious.
Nineteen hundred and forty-six. 1946, Mandrake. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works.
everything you are wondering about is covered in Room 237. Its very detailed about all the weird things Kubrick put in the movie. There is some mind blowing odd things in that film. Also it seems clear he in fact did film the fake moon landing, not to say we didn’t go to the moon but that the video was faked for whatever reason.
The documentary is a must watch for any Kubrick fan.
Yep. Devilishly funny.
It is like watching the TV serious MASH. I have watched so many times I have scene after scene of dialogue memorized, yet I can’t get the layout of the 4077 hospital to make any sense.
Okay, the Shining wasn’t my favorite, but I still like it. I am a big fan of Kubrick. A Clockwork Orange is my favorite movie of all time. Full Metal Jacket. Lolita. 2001. Dr. Stangelove. All unique and superlative. For the longest time I avoided Barry Lyndon because I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. I was blown away. Masterpiece.
“The Shining” was based on a Stephen King novel. The book was fairly interesting, but the adoption of the finger movements by the kid when he was “shining” was totally absurd. Popeye’s wife played the woman lead and Nicholson was over the top. I consider this movie one of Kubrick’s worst. He also tried to do “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” and that was a bomb as well.
In general, Kubrick is a genius and had some really great flicks, but those two are total bombs, IMHO.
This landscape views in this initial scene are very reminiscent of the landscapes at the end of Dr. Strangelove and 2001. Nothing genius about it, but it certainly seems to be a motif Kubrick liked.
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