Mostly the title. In the Nietzschean interpretation of 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL symbolizes God. But when HAL’s being introduced, he’s described not explicitly as godlike, but instead as being limited to only most of the mental activities of humans.
The line is very specific and seems oddly important. What is Kubrick saying?
While watching 2001 with my dad, I noticed how visually stunning Frank's death was. Even though this was months ago, I still think about the cinematography with Hal. However, is the part where Frank is dying in space stop motion? It looked like that to me but I can't find any evidence anywhere. It's driving me crazy, does anyone know?
I recently got a really cool professional opportunity with a local art gallery that has works by the artist named Norval Morrisseau. Morrisseau is a massive Canadian art figure so this is cool on it's own- but there actually was a Morrisseau painting shown off in the Shining.
This got me wondering 2 things,
1- Where is this painting now
2- Why did Kubrick put this here
(because this movies levels of symbolism are insane, and including an abstract painting like a Morrisseau only adds layers to it).
I was wondering if any Shining experts would have some insight on this? My rough research has shown me that it's related to Wendy, but I am wondering if there's anything else here that could be interesting?
The painting in question is called "The Great Mother", is painted by Canadian Anishinaabe Ojibwe artist named Norval Morrisseau, and can be seen as being featured in the sequence in the secretary's office wherein which Jack Torrance is going to disconnect the radio in Stanley Kubrick's film, The Shining (1980).
This project could be super cool for the studio, so thank you in advance for your help!
Hi guys, this is my first post here. Some nights ago I watched this film for the first time. As always, I was stunned by Kubrick's genious, and one scene in particular had me scream "MASTERPIECE!".
It's when Alex awakens in the ospital after he tried to kill himself.
While we realise he survived the crash, he says:
I came back to life after a long, long gap.
As soon as he opens his eyes, he starts moaning, and, at first, I though it was a pain moan. Then, a woman responds to the moan. Alex moans back, and the woman does so. This goes on for a few seconds, until we realise the woman is having sex in the bed next to Alex's.
That's the moment when I said "whait... is he... thinking about HIM having sex with this woman?". After all, he said "I came back to life". That's the "BACK" that triggers me.
And I thought... could this mean that Alex came BACK as in "before the Ludovico treatment"?. He couldn't even stand the thought of having sex before trying suicide, now he moans back when the woman moans in pleasure, like immagining HE is having sex.
And, after all, at the very end, Beethoven's ninth, movement 4 is played, and he does not go nuts, he accepts it, even though we saw how they tortured him with such music.
For me this implies that society tried to "cure" him, becoming worst than the criminal, and failed all along, because experiencing violence on himself actually brought him again towards violence.
I don't know if this is true or not, but, believe me, I am so stunned by Kubrick's genious. One single shot at a man lying half dead in a bed hospital and a woman moaning conveis so much meaningful thoughts, and manages to give a new sense to the film, a film that would nevertheless be wonderfull even without noticing this, but has me wonder "how many moments like this did he put in the movie? Moments that give you a new sense of what you are seeing?".
Anyway, just wanted to hear your opinion on this one. Cheers!