WHAT NOW ANDY
WHAT NOW ANDY
Don’t worry, I took care of it.
Screenplay for the deleted original ending of The Shining. When the film was first released, a hospital epilogue was located between the shot of Jack frozen in the snow and the long dolly shot through the lobby that ends on the July 4, 1921 framed photo.
Kubrick decided to remove the scene very shortly after the U.S. opening, dispatching assistants to excise the scene from the dozens of prints showing in Los Angeles and New York City. All known copies of the scene were reportedly destroyed, although it is rumored that one surviving copy may exist.
Very little remains of the hospital epilogue beyond some continuity polaroids, costumes, and 35mm film trims housed in the Stanley Kubrick Archive. Evidence of just how late in the process the scene was removed lives on in the form of two actors listed in the end credits, despite the fact that they don’t appear in the finished film: Burnell Tucker in the role of “Policeman” and Robin Pappas in the role of “Nurse”.
It’s also important to note that this was likely not the exact scene that Kubrick shot; since the scene no longer exists, it’s impossible to know how exactly it played. Even the many people who saw the epilogue when The Shining was first released have varying recollections of the exact details. Clearly, the final text about the Overlook’s history was an idea omitted during the writing process.
Kubrick’s co-screenwriter on The Shining, Diane Johnson, had this to say about the deleted epilogue:Kubrick had filmed a final scene that was cut, where Wendy and Danny are recovering from the shock in a hospital and where Ullman visits them.Kubrick felt that we should see them in the hospital so we would know that they were all right. He had a soft spot for Wendy and Danny and thought that, at the end of a horror film, the audience should be reassured that everything was back to normal.
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Long before I understood twitter (pretty much only got the hang of it/started using it in 2011) I’ve been posting short quotes and stories about my cynical Italian father. (All in good fun of course) Some have been paraphrased and partially made up. Others word for word accounts of his nights in front of the TV screen watching debates on CNN. Now I’m sure you’re thinking, “Why would I care about Mindy’s Dad? Or Mindy for that matter?” and to that I respond, “fair enough.” I do however encourage you to read what I managed to recall from a conversation with my Dad earlier this week. Through his cranky barking and strong accent, you may find some words of truth and wisdom.
(Moments after I shared feeling that the world is becoming a depressing place)
Dad: You think you’re the only person who thinks that? You think I don’t wake up for work at 5am everyday wanting to just go back to bed and say “fuck it.” When I moved to Canada Italians were treated like shit and beat up in certain areas. I didn’t know English and was put in gr.4 at the age of 14. Now I’m an instructor in my field for guys who were at one time higher up than me. I see new guys at work rolling up in flashy vehicles and new outfits thinking they’ve finally made it. I bet they’re already in debt. In debt over things that only satisfy them until they’re on to the next. You know why people hold on to religion? It gives a sense of meaning and a sense of purpose. I’m not saying I believe in it or not, but if a group of people were willing to be killed under the Roman Empire (Italians love bringing up the Roman empire) for their faith, I think that shows passion and purpose. That’s something we should strive for. Passion. A reason to wake up every morning. Literally every person in this world has a reason why they’d want to just stay in bed in the morning and not bother with any of it. If we felt depressed over every conflict in the middle east, every shitty thing that happened to us, we’d never leave the house. You’re a smart girl. The more you know the more bothers you, I get that. But you’re at the prime of your life. Don’t pay attention to the nut jobs and ignorant people in this world. Do what you gotta do and fucking stick with it. Or one day you’ll wake up at my age and think, “Where the hell did the time go?”
Anyways, you watching CNN right now? Still not over how much that Paul Ryan looks like Screech.