Sat, 27 November 2021
Another podcast excursion into the Media Hauntological, this time focusing on The Shining, the 1980 masterpiece by... well, by several people, including but not limited to Stanley Kubrick. (See also a triumvirate of brilliant women: Diane Johnson, Wendy Carlos, and Shelley Duvall.)
This time George and I are joined by Kit Power. Because we've decided we hate Elliot. No, no, no. I kid. If the Joker ever tries to corrupt one of us, it'll be Elliot, because he's the best of us. Truth is, George and Kit and I have long been planning a Shiningcast, since long before George, Elliot and I launched the project that I, to the silent embarrassment of everyone else involved, insist on calling It *IS* The Same Log.
Luckily, it fits very well into the running thread of IITSL. By agreement with Elliot, George and I went ahead with Kit, and this episode slots nicely into the series.
It's a long, long episode in which we mostly talk about the film but also talk a lot about the novel, some about the TV miniseries, and even a little bit about Doctor Sleep (book and movie). As well as the usual manifold digressions.
Content warnings for discussion of very difficult subjects, and also for gushing because this is very very my favourite movie.