Screenshot, The Shining DVD

I first saw Kubrick's The Shining ten years after it was made (in 1990---when I was thirteen). I found myself really bothered by the outdated style of everything in the film, from Danny's shaggy hair and bellbottoms to the carpet in the Overlook. I was also really grossed out by Shelley Duvall. Why did Jack marry that giant-eared freak I wondered.

Then I caught a few parts of the film on TV this weekend and was struck by how much I loved the design and style of just about everything in the film. And I found myself totally into Shelley Duvall. But mostly loved the psychic cook's Florida apartment. I wanted to redecorate our house symmetrically with lots of pictures of naked ladies with giant Afros.

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