“The real problem is that Kubrick set out to make a horror picture with no apparent understanding of the genre. Everything about it screams that from beginning to end, from plot decision to the final scene — which has been used before on The Twilight Zone.” Stephen King interviewed for Playboy Magazine, June 1983 The […]
Entries Tagged as 'Mother/son relationship'
August 3rd, 2011 · 2 Comments
Tags: Ambiguous ending · Based on novel · Bathtub scene · Dreams and visions · Famous line · Father/son relationship · Midlife crisis · Mother/son relationship · Paranoia · Psycho killer · Road trip · Supernatural · Woman in jeopardy
January 7th, 2011 · No Comments
“Portmanteau” is French for “coat rack”. Lewis Carroll appropriated the word in 1871 for Through The Looking Glass to explain two words merged into one; “chortle” is a portmanteau Carroll invented, while “Internet”, “blog” and “sexploitation” are three he did not. In the month of January, I’ll take a look at portmanteau films, where we […]
December 4th, 2010 · No Comments
This month’s theme was hatched after someone with better taste than me recommended that I add the 2005 romantic drama Shopgirl to my queue. Looking for films with similar themes, “Department Store”, “Medication” and “Love Triangle” were all considered and rejected before I settled on “May December Romance”. So in the month of December, I’ll […]