The Shining + Micachu And The Shapes = ?

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Source: Wikipedia

I went to bed very late last night and I had some dreams that I remembered part of but I did not voice record them, and so now I can only barely remember part of my last dream.

All that I can remember of the end of this dream is that maybe it took place during the day and my brother GC, maybe my mom, maybe someone else in my family, maybe a man with light-color skin, and I were inside a building (maybe a house or hotel or an other type of building) and / or outside (near the building, and maybe by or in a trail surrounded by a forest) depending on which part of the dream.

I then remember talking with a family who had maybe light-color skin who had not seen the film The Shining yet, and maybe they were considering watching it and / or going to a hotel that was possibly connected to the movie in some way.

I remember maybe sharing a trailer of the movie with them and I told them a few spoiler-free things about the movie, but I can not remember the rest of our conversation.

But then I woke up with two songs on my mind, I am not sure if they were in one of my forgotten dreams from last night or in the forgotten earlier parts of this dream, but the two songs that were on my mind were both from the album Jewellery by Micachu and the two songs were:

1. Micachu And The Shapes – Golden Phone (Music Video)

2. Micachu And The Shapes – Curly Teeth (Song (Album Version))

After waking up with these two songs on my mind I went to listen to them again, previously I had only heard them once and I did not really know what to think about them because they were a bit too experimental, but now I see that they are a bit catchy and better than I thought.

The end,

-John Jr


The Shining (Film)

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 1980 British-American psychological horror film The Shining that was directed by the director Stanley Kubrick, was based on the 1977 novel The Shining by the author Stephen King, and stars the actor Jack Nicholson and the actress Shelley Duvall.

What is it about?

This is how the IMDb describes this film:

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

What do you like about it?

I liked the visuals and cinematography, some of the sounds and music, the location, and how the film ends in a way that confuses you and makes you think as you try to interpret that reveal.

What would someone else like about it?

I think that people will like how this film still holds up all of these years later, and that they will realize that it is a classic that has inspired other horror films.

Final Thoughts

I saw this on Netflix on an old CRT television and I was surprised how good the visuals looked for a movie from 1980, but I did not like some of the early dialogue and I did not like a lot of Shelley Duvall’s performance (mostly her delivery of her lines) until near the end when she did not talk as much.

I also think that this movie should have been shorter or that they should have taken that extra time to better explain some of the history of the hotel and / or to explain more about what was really going on there.

One of my favorite scenes is probably when the character Dick Hallorann (who was the cook and was played by Scatman Crothers) was talking to the character Danny Torrance (who was the son and was played by Danny Lloyd) as he ate some ice cream, that scene is what really pulled me into this movie, and the movie kept my attention for a lot of the movie after that.

While the movie had its flaws, those flaws were still not enough to stop this from being a classic that still holds up well, and it left me wanting to learn more about what was really going on there.

The end,

-John Jr