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~The Shining~ a 3D nightmare by LeoDiamond ~The Shining~ a 3D nightmare by LeoDiamond
The Shining made it into Ebert's series of "Great Movie" reviews, saying "Stanley Kubrick's cold and frightening The Shining challenges us to decide: Who is the reliable observer? Whose idea of events can we trust?" ... "It is this elusive open-endedness that makes Kubrick's film so strangely disturbing."

Ghosts or cabin fever?
In some sequences, there is a question of whether or not there are ghosts present. In the scenes where Jack sees ghosts he is always facing a mirror, or in the case of his storeroom conversation with Grady, a reflective, highly polished door. Film reviewer James Berardinelli notes "It has been pointed out that there's a mirror in every scene in which Jack sees a ghost, causing us to wonder whether the spirits are reflections of a tortured psyche." Ghosts are the implied explanation for Jack's escape from the locked storeroom.
On the other hand, no mirrors appear in Danny's or Wendy's visions.
Kubrick scholar Michel Ciment has written
It seemed to strike an extraordinary balance between the psychological and the supernatural in such a way as to lead you to think that the supernatural would eventually be explained by the psychological: 'Jack must be imagining these things because he's crazy.' This allowed you to suspend your doubt of the supernatural until you were so thoroughly into the story that you could accept it almost without noticing...It's not until Grady, the ghost of the former caretaker who axed to death his family, slides open the bolt of the larder door, allowing Jack to escape, that you are left with no other explanation but the supernatural.

The photograph
At the end of the film, the camera zooms slowly towards a wall in the Overlook and a 1921 photograph, revealed to include Jack Torrance seen at the middle of a 1921 party. In an interview with Michel Ciment, Kubrick overtly declared that Jack was a reincarnation of an earlier official at the hotel. Still, this has not stopped interpreters from developing alternative readings, such as that Jack has been "absorbed" into the Overlook hotel. If his picture has been there all along, why has no one noticed it? After all, it's right at the center of the central picture on the wall, and the Torrances have had a painfully drawn-out winter of mind-numbing leisure in which to inspect every corner of the place. Is it just that the thing in plain sight is the last thing you see? When you do see it, the effect is so unsettling because you realize the unthinkable was there under your nose – overlooked – the whole time.

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I was something like nine or ten years old, maybe 8, when I first saw This film. Then I missed a week of school. Lack of sleep. Since then, no other film has ever frightened me. Ever. While the Shining still does.
I recreated this iconic scene using 3DStudioMax. ..and I remember it being a ‘face your fear’ type experience.
Then, when I was waiting for the final render to complete, watching the image slowly form on my computer, I managed to freak myself out anyway haha- scenes from the movie were rushing through my head with crazy detail. Vivid. Up close. Like I knew the whole thing by heart. Like I created it on my computer.
I’m obviously a goofball.

The photographs… hanging on the wall to the right is a photo of my brother and myself giving my mother away on her wedding day. On the left wall, Myself posing in front of my bedroom door, on which I had written Redrum with lipstick.
Goofball.

There’s one other thing I’d like to mention about this piece… but… I’m gonna wait and see if anyone picks up on it first.
I hope you like it.
It’s free!! Keep it!!! Share and share alike…
Check out some of my other stuff maybe
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ARchy4288 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013

Masterful! I have my own odd take on this scene here.

 

IMHO the hotel itself is evil; and the Overlook is not only evil, it's also alive. Room 237 may be the heart of the hotel, but this is definitely its face.

 

The elevators' floor indicators serve as the eyes while the doors serve as the mouth. The deluge of blood, from all the others the Overlook has consumed, pouring out into the hallway forms a perfect slasher smile. The body that's in the blood only adds to the feeling.

 

Very, very well done!

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ongansan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
There's someone in the blood. HOLY FUCK!
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ckenyon1964 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
The blood in the elevator and the appearance of those pesky twin girls were always the creepiest scenes for me in this movie. I love how you captured the eruptive movement of the "blood flood" in this piece. So well done, in fact, that it took me a minute to realize that this wasn't a colored still from the movie.

Although not nearly as true to the novel as it should have been, this movie was, but far, one of the scariest I had ever seen as a kid.

Well done.
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Hellsender Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
:iconmrburnsplz: :iconsaysplz: Hmm, that's odd. Usually the blood gets off on the second floor.
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ckenyon1964 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
^ Hahahaha!
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BirdVision Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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BirdVision Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
HERE'S JOHNNY!
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Polichet Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is great. I really love the book and the movie.
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JakeRomano Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your pictures feel like individual point and click adventures -- specifically this one! A great depiction of an iconic film!
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'individual point and click adventures' is definitely in the running for best comment ever. Thankyou. I'm glad you like it :)
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SSX12345 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
classic, and a very well done!
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed one of the greats :) and thankyou so much!
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XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sheesh, gory much? :rofl:
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a bit much ;)
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XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:XD:
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PMucks Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The body coming out of the elevator. Nice touch, alluding to the theories that something came out with the stream of blood during the filming.
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bingo.
You take home the gold, I wanted to see who would bring it up.

So here's my story.
When I sculpted that blood in 3d space, I had not read or heard a single thing on this theory, I hadn't noticed, hadn't even looked twice. My attention was always more or less in the center where I knew Danny's face would soon flash.
Then I was reading up on it and digging around and I found all this 'something in the blood' stuff and how Kubrick, literally, had dozens of final takes to choose from during editing, and probably wouldn't have overlooked a set malfunction of any kind.
And I thought, "I wonder if I could go back to the replica I had made and somehow add the body into the blood..."
I opened the file and there it was. honest.

I pulled and pushed and extruded and twisted a solid shape, trying to make the blood, the blood I knew by heart, and I clearly ended up making a person. Thats subliminal imagery at work, I guess.

anyway. I'm a goof ball ;)
Glad you spotted it. Thanx!!
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PMucks Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't know about it either until after I finished a drawing of the "Here's Johnny" scene and decided to read up about the movie. A lot of interesting stuff. They had Jack chop down a real door because he blew through the prop too easily, being a former fire marshall. Anyway, it's nice when something in your art just comes out intuitively, isn't it?
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is. It was creepy knowing it came outta me with me even realizing it.

yeah,, the door.. I hope you've seen the behind the scenes documentary Kubrick's daughter filmed... it shows Jack in the ten-fifteen minuets leading up to the filming of the scene. from brushing his teeth, walking on set, reading the script notes, to warming up, getting psychotic,taking a few practice swings with the axe... good stuff :)

is your drawing in your gallery? I'll have to check it out..
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PMucks Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds good, I'll have to watch that. Yeah, it's my latest drawing.
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StellaChii Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really good! i love this :), the movie was wonderful to!
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely a classic :)
Thanx!!
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StellaChii Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hell yah :D
welcome ^^
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desruction888 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Really nice work one of my all time favorite scenes in any horror movie thanks for sharing
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou, I feel the same way about the scene.
you know he had a degree in subliminal imagery..? I think that might be why the film scares us even though we can't quit point to something and say... that scares me.
Thanx again
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desruction888 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Yea I know for me in alot of horror films less is more because than you use your imagination and create your own terror which I feel is sometimes more frighting than what you would actually see on scene .
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
word :)
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ashbug4000 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
cool
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so, thankyou!
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hrwilliams Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Nice motion here! I'm not sure what kind of tool you used on the blood, but I feel that in some places it made things look low-res, grainy. Other than that I think you did a GREAT job of depicting a scene in mid-splash!
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou! I was very amateur at the time but I was happy with the blood... the problem was that my computer could barely handle the rendering process, about 90% of the way through it all crashed and I was left with a picture with a hole in it, guess where.. the blood. So I had to patch things up in photoshop, with which I was also amateur. so ya... grainy.
I appreciate the opinion, thanx for visiting!
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