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Desc:The Shining was really about the gold standard. Takes a while to get there, but it's worth it.
Category:Classic Movies, Educational
Tags:Shining, Stanley Kubrick, The Shining, Rob Ager, gold standard
Submitted:Spit Spingola
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Comment count is 14
Spit Spingola - 2012-02-09
Multi-part submission wouldn't work.

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7xVGy2rc_k

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D8bXCR6Epk

Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDKT-SLtq4c
chairsforcheap - 2012-02-09
omg thank you for this.
cognitivedissonance - 2012-02-09
When I was in 10th grade, we had to do presentations on various elements from the Periodic Table.

I did a miniature remake of The Shining, and had to explain good ol' Au. I'd KILL for that tape right now and I don't know what happened to it.
freedoom - 2012-02-09
well that successfully got me through 45 minutes of my last hour at work and i learned a few things too!
exy - 2012-02-09
Planned to drop out after getting a feel for it 5 minutes in, had to watch the whole thing straight through.
Paracelsus - 2012-02-09
Truly, an interesting beard grown mangy from lack of Occam's Razor. Interesting though.
badideasinaction - 2012-02-09
And after reading

I thought it was all about little Jack planning the murder of his father over sexual abuse.

and after reading http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/luna/luna_apollomissions10.htm and other spots it was about him faking the moon landings.

Man, Kubrick works on so many levels...
badideasinaction - 2012-02-09
Actually, never mind, that first analysis is from the same guy... weird.

That guy - 2012-02-11
Same guy, huh?
I guess he found a better cockamamie theory for his non-accredited dissertation.

Thanks for those links though.
And I'm painfully entertained by the idea that all of a great filmmaker's continuity errors are moments of transcendent genius with a secret message.

poorwill - 2012-02-10
So ... is this insane or not? Because I honestly can't tell. I'm not a goldbug but I think much of the criticism of the fed is valid even if the conclusions are questionable. I have NO IDEA if the dot-connecting about the movie is well-founded or not.
chairsforcheap - 2012-02-10
you had to pay attention

THA SUGAH RAIN - 2012-02-10
Who gives a fuck? Stan wasn't some prophet sent from the sky. He's just a film director. He didn't possess some secret divine code left for future generations to crack.

Paracelsus - 2012-02-10
Will, it makes no sense at all. It's a tenuous, extremely defensive set of arguments with paper-thin justification.

chumbucket - 2012-02-10
This is what happens when directors don't include commentary on the DVD.
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