Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Shining Trailer

I'm sure everyone has seen this by now, but if you are in the minority and have missed it, you have to check out the new Shining trailer!

NYT article here on film editor Robert Ryang. Excerpt:

A few weeks back, he said, he entered a contest for editors’ assistants sponsored by the New York chapter of the Association of Independent Creative Editors. The challenge? Take any movie and cut a new trailer for it — but in an entirely different genre. Only the sound and dialogue could be modified, not the visuals, he said.

Mr. Ryang chose “The Shining,” Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. In his hands, it became a saccharine comedy — about a writer struggling to find his muse and a boy lonely for a father.

Matt at Tattered Coat points out a site devoted to movie trailers, and in it a trailer for Psycho that depicts it as a love story.

Of course, Woody Allen did this decades ago with an entire film in "What's Up, Tiger Lily?." Hmmm... What would I do if I had the chance to do something like this...

"Ah, forgive me Mr. Gregory, for you must not have realized that when I said I'd like to have your friends in for dinner, I meant it in an altogether different context. Bwaaaah Ha Ha Ha Ha!"


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