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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
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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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