Back in April 2018 I wrote that the ending of The Shining left a lot of questions unanswered. Well, enter Doctor Sleep that answers all of them while trying to balance the new with the old and dropping some old into the new. This was definitely not an easy task but hey, I think it turned out better than I anticipated.
You would think that after last year, I’d be all done with Stanley Kubrick but no, not even close. Since I’m quite determined to strike off all his movies, I will keep watching. After Dr. Strangelove I’m almost half way there. Hare are my thoughts on this unique political satire.
The third and final Stanley Kubrick film in my Blindspot list this year is his 1971 feature film A Clockwork Orange. Based on a novel by the same name, written by Anthony Burgess, this movie explores a futuristic world. In its center is a sadistic gang, lead by Alex, going around tormenting people.
That’s right, I had not seen The Shining before last week and I’m okay with that. Because only in recent years have I started to appreciate horror, and its genre for something other than jump scares and blood splatters. So it seems that it was just the right time for me, to finally watch The Shining.
When I set myself the task to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, I knew I was going to be conflicted with my thoughts. There’s just something about classics that always rubs me the wrong way, yet, at the same time, I do see the beauty and sophistication in them beyond the images on screen. And so it always is, and it is just the same with the first Stanley Kubrick’s film on my BlindSpot 2018 list.