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Thursday, October 13, 2021

I’ve heard that Stephen King didn’t much care for Stanley Kubrick’s interpretation of The Shining, especially when it became the de facto archetypical version of the story.

Perhaps King had more in mind a feel-good journey of family bonding, as envisioned by this cleverly re-cut trailer. I think the use of Peter Gabriel’s bouncy “Solsbury Hill” perfects the rather warped transformation.

Robert Ryang, the remix artist, got a lot of attention over his handiwork after the Grey Lady picked up on it. And the video itself inspired a good bit of buzz.

Then again, it could be that King’s vision has been subverted once again. If so, I say call in the 30-second bunny remakes! I’m betting their concise version is the one that nails it.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 10/13/2005 11:18:50 PM
Category: Comedy, Creative, Movies
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greenRustle the Leaf is a comic strip with an unusual premise: A leaf hanging out with his friends: An acorn, a dandelion spore, and a drop of water.


What does such a group ponder about? Predictably, environmental issues. In fact, that’s the whole point of this little strip.

It’s alright, especially this week’s edition. I can’t see it getting picked up by a syndicate — environmental advocacy wouldn’t play well on the average funny page. That might be moot anyway, since it’s produced on a weekly basis right now.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 10/13/2005 10:18:23 PM
Category: Comedy, Creative
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