The Shining

How Stanley Kubrick Helped Ridley Scott Finish ‘Blade Runner’

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The original, financier/studio-mandated ending of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is one of the most notorious cases of outside tinkering in modern movie history—resulting in an original theatrical release with a much-derided voice-over track and a “happy ending” that erased the ambiguity and emotional uncertainty of Scott’s original cut. And in a recent Hollywood Reporter roundtable, Scott discussed his unexpected collaborator on that ending.
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Revealing Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’

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It’s hard to believe that a horror cinema masterpiece like Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining opened to mixed reviews, with outlets like Variety calling out Jack Nicholson’s “jumpy” performance for “[destroying] all that was so terrifying about Stephen King’s bestseller.” The 1980 film was also nominated for two Razzies — for worst director and worst actress, awarded to the unfairly maligned Shelley Duvall. Contemporary audiences have a different, far more positive, take on the chilling tale, and the film’s psychological and supernatural thrills have become embedded into the American subconscious. This month marked the 35th anniversary of The Shining. We’re celebrating with some fantastic behind-the-scenes photos that reveal the dedication, artistry, and antics that went into the making of the …Read More

Flavorwire Premiere: Orenda Fink Salutes Hitchcock, Lynch, and Kubrick in “This Is a Part of Something Greater” Video

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The latest clip from Orenda Fink’s third album, this summer’s Blue Dream, may be the scariest music video you see this year. Not because it’s unthinkably disturbing like a Die Antwoord video or anything, but because you may find yourself recalling the first time you hid under a blanket while watching the most iconic horror thrillers ever made. Fink, who rose to fame as one half of Azure Ray, plays both the victims and their tormentors in the clip, paying shot-for-shot homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, and Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist along the way. Flavorwire is pleased to premiere the “This Is a Part of Something Greater” video below, just in time for Halloween.
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