There are some editing mistakes in the original shining, i try to cut it down.
The Cook in this edit is only curious of the family in the hotel, because they not answering his phonecalls so that is the only reason he goes back to the hotel.
The opening scene is cut, because i use other credits
In the original you see a shadow of a chopper by the credits, that was also one reason to cut this.
The edit begins with Nicholson walks to the reception of the hotel.
Also in the scene when Duvall walks to Nicholson (original) when he is writing and becomes very irritating, you see in that shot a chair behind him.
In the next shot the chair is suddenly gone, well that shot is fixed, because i cut in the dialogue.
The first conversation with Joe Turkel is cut, because after Nicholson walks to room 237 because of the woman in the bathtub at that point he loses his mind and begins to see the ghosts in the hotel.
Danny is in this edit a medium, he knows about the evil in room 237, but i decided to cut "Tony the boy who lives in his mouth"
Danny feels things and see them and that was enough for me.
The Closing day and monday tuesday and so forth are not in this edit
Only on the last day i keep that "4pm" as a kind of message that the hell breaks loose.
When Duvall goes to Nicholson with the story of the woman in Room 237 he never comes back from it.
In this edit she waits for him but he never shows up.
Until she looks for him with the baseball bat
Some "not used" music of Wendy Carlos
While I like the pacing of the film, the constant cross-fades really annoy me. The narrative problem is that Dick Halloran comes out of nowhere and felt quite abrupt. Also, I think the music was too loud at times and I really missed the creepy music from the opening credits. Finally, the pictures from the deleted ending were really out of place and I don't see why their there. Still better then the mini-series though!
The All Time Greatest Hits from The Shining in 1 hour, 29 minutes and 17 seconds !
This is a challenge of the masterpiece. Maniac51, you've succeeded !
I personally admire Kubrick's work and thought I will never, and never and never wouldn't see a new edit, not under the approved supervision of the master himself.
Well, I'm wrong !
There is nothing really lost by the original in terms of continuity in story line.
The editing is even better then Ray Lovejoy ( not to mention, the dreadful editing of the European cut version, even under supervison of Kubrick !? ).
The Kubrick trademark; one-point perspective, beginning-middle-end, music, protracted sequences and the complicated tracking shots, remains intact.
Bringing a totally new soundtrack version of Dies Irae ( Day Of Judgment ) during Danny's tricycle scene,while the sound of the tricycle is in itself a soundtrack.
Maniac51's using of smooth fade in/fade out, smooth soundtrack editing and of course film editing itself, makes Room 237, worth watching.
By analysing Room 237, I only have two small remarks.
The scene "....there's a crazy woman in the bathtub....", the soundtrack dominate a little bit the dialog. The use of the titlecard " 4 PM ", is it on purpose ?
Overall: Maniac51, I will ever and ever and ever, follow you on your next input !
Thanks for sharing, Room 237.
( member of Stanley Kubrick's Appreciation Society )
Another enjoyable horror edit from Maniac! This is a trim version of 'The Shining' and it really moves. I personally love the original so much and think it's pretty much perfect (except for the helicopter shadow which is now gone) but this was a great alternative way to enjoy it.
A/V: 10/10 - Looks and sounds great.
Visual Editing: 9/10 - Most transitions seamless and fit with the existing ones.
Audio Editing: 9/10 - Most of the additional score was cool and well-placed.
Narrative: 8/10 - Really lean, captures pretty much everything with two minor exceptions. If I hadn't seen the movie a lot Halloran suddenly being concerned enough to visit the hotel is jarring. He's a character we literally have never seen reference the guy from 1 scene way at the beginning and then he becomes the first real character outside of our trio we see. I agree with Neg - an intro in the beginning would make this work better. I get your logic for cutting him but don't agree that having an intro that takes a long time to pay off is worse than having a "needless" scene due to time. Also, I was wondering for a while what I was supposed to think about Danny, who seemed to have no powers but was stricken physically when Jack goes into Room 237. I don't think the psychic with no powers thing is super clear. Overall, Maniac streamlined this film really nicely. The first time Wendy interrupts Jack, the bat scene, the second bar scene and many more were placed in a really smart way. We don't see ghosts until after Room 237, the conversation between Jack and Wendy is much more menacing, etc.
Enjoyment: 9/10 - Highly recommend this edit to any fans of the Shining. My daughter thought the original was boring so I think we'll check this out together. Great job!
This is a nicely done "lean and mean" 90 minute fanedit of Kubrick's "The Shining". A/V quality was excellent. Some of the transitions were a little dodgy, the added music was a nice touch but not everything fit in perfectly. Story-wise it's much faster paced and gets to the terror without putting the viewer to sleep. The only problem with the way it's recut is that Dick Halloran shows up out of nowhere a half hour into it, randomly calling them and then going far out of his way to see if they're all right. I can buy it, but we needed to be introduced to this character earlier. I was fine with cutting out him explaining the shining to Danny, but his introduction and at least the first half of his kitchen tour should have been kept in.