The Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's The Shining, famously adapted by Stanley Kubrick, was inspired by The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, and it'll (hopefully) soon become a destination for fans of the horror film and the horror genre.
Kubrick's The Shining has spawned countless conspiracy theories, a documentary, and now a line of clothing and home decor. Mondo has released Mondo237, a fashion collection dedicated to the infamous carpet pattern from Kubrick's film.
This might just be for the film geeks out there, but today would have been Saul Bass' 93rd birthday. To celebrate, Google made this video Doodle of their logo in the style of some of Bass' most iconic work. I've decided to celebrate that celebration by posting clips of the work Google is celebrating. Who's Saul Bass? Here, I'll show you.
Glen Mazzara might've found himself out of a job when he was canned as The Walking Dead's showrunner last December, but he's gotten back on his feet, having just landed a nice, easy, pressure-free gig.
Oh, I'm sorry, what? He's in talks to write a prequel to The Shining, one of the most beloved horror movies of all time?
He does like challenges, doesn't he?
Say what you want about Stanley Kubrick, but the man certainly had a certain visual style. Part of his obsessive visual panache was the consistent repetitive use of the one-point perspective. Essentially, the one-point perspective is a manner in which three-dimensional objects can be represented in an image by having intersecting vertical and horizontal lines radiating from a single point. Though you might not know it, you've seen this particular perspective over and over again in a myriad of ways. Over on Vimeo, user kogonada has spliced together a short video highlighting Kubrick's love for it.
Do you ever feel like Hollywood is like your bigger, older brother who makes you punch yourself with your own fist, or is that just me? A prequel to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is in the early stages of development. The who, what, why, and what for after the jump.
What would the trailer for Stanley Kubrick's influential science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey look like if it were released today? Well, probably a lot like the one above, recut by the folks at Film School Rejects. Let's be honest, it's probably unlikely that a super intelligent, groundbreaking film like 2001 wouldn't attract today's moviegoers without some dramatic trailer sequences. All this trailer needs to be truly modern is a few Michael Bay-ish explosions, a few scenes that aren't actually included in the final cut of the film, and the key plot-spoiling element of the movie.
Stanley Kubrik's excellent horror film The Shining has been unnerving audiences for over two decades. Between command performances by Jack Nicholson and the entire cast, some strong source material from Stephen King, and brilliant direction, it has maintained a reputation as a truly horrifying movie. But one key aspect of the film is the fact that most of the sets for the Overlook Hotel, the central location for the film, are spatially impossible.
This has long been known, but recently highlighted by Rob Ager, who created two YouTube videos on the subject. He says that the impossible nature of the hotel was first brought to his attention by an acquaintance who attempted to create an Overlook Hotel map for the original Duke Nukem. This led Ager to conduct an exhaustive study of the film, and visit the Kubrik archives in London to see the original plans for the sets. Ager confirmed that the hotel is packed with impossible windows, doors that lead to nowhere, and whole rooms that cannot exist inside the hotel.