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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.

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 10/13/2005 11:18:50 PM
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  1. Having read The Shining before seeing the movie, I can understand King’s opinion. I thought the movie was not nearly as good as the book. The TV remake was a little better but not much.

    Comment by jillmalitz — 10/14/2005 @ 12:14:00 PM

  2. Yeah, I remember the TV version, which Stephen King commissioned to sort of undo the Kubrick film. It lost me when they cast the guy from “Wings” as Jack.

    Comment by CT — 10/14/2005 @ 07:19:13 PM

  3. SCARY IN SEATTLE

    Inspired by the faux feel-good treatment applied to a re-cut trailer for The Shining, syrupy-sweet Sleepless in Seattle gets warped into a horror movie vehicle.
    Somehow, Meg Ryan as a disconcerting stalker… feels right. Yeah, I know that you k…

    Trackback by Population Statistic — 02/01/2021 @ 10:42:40 PM

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