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« on: March 13, 2009, 12:27:19 AM »

Kubrick turned Stephen King's hokey novel into a subtle and effective thriller.

Not the best horror movie ever made , as many claim it to be, but certainly the best haunted house movie ever made.

I came across this interesting blog that "reveals" that there is more going on in the movie than meets the eye...

pack a lunch though...

it's a long read...

http://jonnys53.blogspot.com/2007/06/what-you-may-or-may-not-have-seen.html

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 05:06:46 AM »

That guy really has too much time on his hands.

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 02:25:40 PM »

So, the Da Vinci Code wasn't sufficient, we needed a Kubrick Kode?

Never mind that such an undertaking is totally inimical to the spirit in which Kubrick worked.

But everybody's got to have a hobby, I guess . . .

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 03:11:29 PM »

lol wtf? whats wrong with that guy?

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 03:27:56 PM »

The numerical stuff is boring (and long) but the things he had to say about the massive continuity problems were interesting.

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2011, 11:10:20 AM »

I saw "The Shining" only a few days back. While, it is also one of the Kubrick's films that have been discussed threadbare with attention to the minutest details, symbolism etc. I was particularly intrigued by one scene that had me thinking. In the Bar Room scene, where Jack Nicholson's character Jack Torrence, asks the ghostly bar tender for a bottle of Bourbon, the bar tender gives him Jack Daniel's on-the-rocks. While, Bourbon is an American whiskey, Jack Daniel's is not a "Bourbon". Why a director like Kubrick would make such a mistake? What are your thoughts?

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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2011, 11:48:29 AM »

While, Bourbon is an American whiskey, Jack Daniel's is not a "Bourbon". Why a director like Kubrick would make such a mistake? What are your thoughts?
You are technically correct. According to the FAQ at straightbourbon.com:
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Jack Daniel's is not considered a bourbon because it is charcoal-mellowed -- slowly, drop by drop, filtered through sugar-maple charcoal -- prior to aging, which many experts say gives it a different character. The process, called the Lincoln County Process, infuses a sweet and sooty character into the distillate as it removes impurities. But up to and after the charcoal filtering, the Jack Daniel's production is much the same as any other Bourbon. Jack Daniel's and George Dickel are two fine Tennessee Whiskeys though neither can be called bourbon.


However, I'm not sure most Americans care much about such distinctions. I'm not a Jack Daniel's man myself, and I don't know any such, but it may be that those using it consider any American whiskey a bourbon. Anyway, Jack Torrence isn't much of a writer, so he's probably not too discerning a drinker, either.

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