I may have to go purchase a five gallon (ten gallon?) hat just so I can properly tip it to the good folks at Sabotage Times for unearthing this gem.
Wow. As my boy Shieldsy (tip to him as well for sending it to me) and I agreed: we can’t say anything about this because what can you say?
Whether or not Kubrick’s take on The Shining (combining elements of pretense, fussiness, precision, detachment bordering on aloofness and a host of other things, some distinctly Kubrickian, others less so) did Stephen King’s novel justice, greatly outpaced it, brilliantly reimagined it or…whatever, there can be no arguments –and none will be tolerated– that Jack Nicholson was not perfectly cast. He had fun with it and he let us have a lot of fun with it. But he also took it very seriously, and there are moments (many of them) that are quite serious indeed.
I don’t want to talk about it; I want to celebrate it (more on Kubrick here):