Saturday, October 01, 2005

A romantic comedy called "The Shining"!!

I have never been a great fan of the horror genre in general. But, as I like to say a lot, a good movie is a good movie regardless of the genre. I have seen only a handful of movie that have anything to do with horror, but among them The Shining shines the brightest. If there is any genre that has been plagued with cliches it has to be horror, and yet The Shining is as much a Stanley Kubrick movie as it is a horror movie. In fact probably more so. And a Kubrick movie is almost the exact opposite of anything that can be called cliched. One of the earliest movie adaptations of a Stephen King novel, it is still nothing like any other King adaptation. As I said, its more of a Kubrick movie than anything else.

Anyway, I am digressing, as always. The "romantic comedy" in the title refers to a trailer of The Shining I ran into online. Someone took the movie and cut it into a trailer presenting it as a sweet romantic-comedy/family-movie. Its hilarious! But if you haven't seen the movie, you probably won't enjoy it at all. Have a look at the trailer here if you have seen the movie.

Link via a blog on Roger Ebert's site.

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