Tuesday Oct 24, 2023

Episode 31 - Through The REDRUM Looking Glass with R.H. Vatcher (”The Shining” and ”2001”)

"2001" and "The Shining" are the ultimate twin enigmas of cinema, but how much of Kubrick's commentary is actually onscreen? Turns out, an ashtray is not just an ashtray. R.H. Vatcher reveals the clues hidden throughout the labyrinth of images within images.

Take the plunge with us through the murky depths of "The Shining" from its psychological themes to the subconscious motivations of these complex characters. 

The secret importance Alex Colville, Susan Sontag, Jim Morrison and a pack of Marlboros.

What if Wendy is the real writer? Who is really attacking Danny and why? If only Jack had been a dull boy... 

 

Cover art: Alex Colville - "May Day" (1970).

Check out R.H. Vatcher's:

2019: The Odyssey Brief: BREACHING THE HULL OF DISCOVERY PARTS III AND IV

Punching Through the Kevlar of Stanley Kubrick's 'FULL METAL JACKET'

I am Jack's Ax: Breaking Down the Barriers of Stanley Kubrick's Film 'THE SHINING'

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