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Channel 4 recreates The Shining to promote its Kubrick season. A 65-second tracking shot through a recreated Shining set, complete with look-alikes.
posted by shakespeherian (21 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Just...whoa...

2 things that make British TV better than US TV:

1) That they'd go to all this trouble to promote some Stanley Kubrick films;

2) That they'd have a Stanley Kubrick season in the first place.

posted by brain cloud at 12:25 PM on July 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


No shot of someone topping off the elevator with blood? I declare this unperfect!
posted by cowbellemoo at 12:27 PM on July 6, 2008


The AICN article I saw about this linked to the excellent Guardian article Citizen Kubrick. Definitely worth a read.
posted by slimepuppy at 12:32 PM on July 6, 2008


Way cool. And just in case you have not seen the Shining.
posted by Mojojojo at 12:43 PM on July 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Where's Lloyd?
posted by william_boot at 1:12 PM on July 6, 2008


Lovely, but for the love of god is it too much to ask to have it in the correct aspect ratio - the distortion makes my eyes bleed!
posted by jettloe at 1:15 PM on July 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


things that make British TV better

Also includes the Wimbledon coverage on the BBC - probably the best tennis coverage in the world. Indeed, possibly the best sports coverage in the world; no advert breaks, intelligent analysis and commentary, the screen is not filled with superfluous text and scrollers, interviews with the players, a sense of humour, shots of the audience and ball-people etc. It really makes you want to be there, but also is a fine substitute.

And Channel 4 trailers are the best in the world.
posted by asok at 1:22 PM on July 6, 2008


That was cool! Wow.

BTW, if you want to see how Danny and the Grady twins look nowadays, here you go, just scroll to the bottom. Apparently not one of them pursued acting. According to that page, Danny Lloyd's a teacher, Lisa has a degree in Literature and Language, and Louise is a microbiologist.
posted by miss lynnster at 1:34 PM on July 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Is a move such as that shown still considered a tracking shot? Seems as though there should be some new vocabulary for such a camera movement. Especially when it isn't a dolly shot but Steadicam/Panaglide or some such stabilized camera mount/support.
posted by bz at 1:51 PM on July 6, 2008


Verizon's take on The Shining.
posted by Smart Dalek at 1:52 PM on July 6, 2008


Excellent stuff. Amazing how attention to detail can payoff so handsomely.
I feel like that promo had higher production values than entire seasons of American crap.
I read that Citizen Kubrick when it was posted to the blue earlier this year.
Fascinating article.
posted by Busithoth at 1:58 PM on July 6, 2008


The Citizen Kubrick was only posted to the blue this year? I wonder where I first read it, then, because it was a few years ago.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:05 PM on July 6, 2008


I'm a bit puzzled why the recreation of the Shining is being shot 20% vertically squashed. Daring artistic vision? Badly transferred pirate video?
posted by Nelson at 2:47 PM on July 6, 2008


I've taken a recent renewed interest in the movie; the last time I watched it was just yesterday. The disc is in the player right now...and this post comes up.... Metafilter doesn't collectively have a shining abilit.... nah. (oh please.... right......?)
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 3:37 PM on July 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


So I guess the "Citizen Kubrick" article isn't ever going to be finished? (it ends seemingly in the midst of a paragraph, without even closing punctuation.)

sad face
posted by BaxterG4 at 3:44 PM on July 6, 2008


So I guess the "Citizen Kubrick" article isn't ever going to be finished? (it ends seemingly in the midst of a paragraph, without even closing punctuation.)


Huh. That's pretty odd. I've never read it, but Jon Ronson's writing/films are almost always good. According to the piece on the Guardian website, the Citizen Kubrick article has been adapted into a documentary, which will at the start of the season. Other than that, they aren't showing anything that hasn't been on UK TV before, though.
posted by palimpsest at 4:11 PM on July 6, 2008


So just in case you have not seen the shining (no bunnies)
posted by hortense at 5:00 PM on July 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Joining the "in case you haven't seen..." crowd: the Shining Recut.
posted by micayetoca at 6:04 PM on July 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


In case you haven't seen: Shining song

Not exactly the best of Adam and Joe, but fun.
posted by asok at 3:20 AM on July 7, 2008


I'm getting no video in either Firefox or IE --- any alternate sources?
posted by mattholomew at 5:20 AM on July 7, 2008


Hortense,
Many thanks for the link to Kubrick's daughter's video about the "making of...".
Absolutely brilliant.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 5:24 AM on July 7, 2008


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