Acropolis Jack

jackAn analysis of Stanley Kubrick’s, The Shining in the light of The Forbidden Secrets of the Labyrinth to come.

2 thoughts on “Acropolis Jack

  1. Mark, while you are on the subject of Kubrick’s The Shining, you may or may not remember that unused parts of that film’s opening were re-purposed for the original theatrical ending of (protege) Ridley Scott’s transhumanist masterpiece, Blade Runner. these scenes were used for what has now come to be called the “happy ending”, where Deckard discovers that Rachel, unlike the other Replicants, has no termination date. They leave Deckard’s apartment to ride off into the sunset, as it were.

  2. Mark, while you’re on the subject of Kubrick, there’s an interesting connection between The Shining and Kubrick protege Ridley Scott’s transhumanist epic Blade Runner, that most people seem to forget about. In the original ending of the US theatrical release of Blade Runner (aka: the “Happy Ending”), there is some unused (re-purposed) aerial footage from the opening of The Shining inserted. This was the voice-over ending where Deckard finds out that, unlike the other replicants, Rachel has no termination date, as they ride off into the sunset. I was there, I saw BR on opening weekend, and I remember that ending.

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