Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground (1989)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground (1989)
COWBOY VIDEO PACKAGE OFFICIALLY THE BEST THAT AEW HAS EVER MADE 😍
Watch "Night Ranger - Sister Christian (Official Music Video)" on YouTube
80's Fest Album of the day: Midnight Madness by Night Ranger (1983) featuring Sister Christian #NightRanger #midnightmadness #sisterchristian #80s #80sfest
Banco Nacional (1986)
Sorry gang, no episode this week thanks to Melbourne's lockdown. Should be back to regular programming by next week. In the meantime, check out the back catalogue of episodes and watch a Combs flick or several ❤️
Where will you go?
— anywhere, ANYWHERE, but here.
megadeth playing ‘devils island’ | 1984
dave mustaine | 1984
Parvati Maharaj in India Today’s Eyecatchers column, February 1980.
Vintage typography in advertising From The Design Of Advertising, Roy Paul Nelson, 1985. (via: archive.org)
Ranting about The Shining(1980) as a adaptation-
So let me say this first. I don’t think it’s a bad movie, hell is great at what it is trying to be! It is good, purely from a horror movie standpoint. As a adaptation of the book? It is absolutely shit.
What the movie succeeds in-
I’m going to start with being nice. So I used to love this film a whole lot more before I actually read the book. As there is some fantastic elements to it. The score, the sound itself is fantastic and greatly adds to that ￼ unnerving feeling you get. Especially when it comes to the high pitched buzz used for the shine itself. The camera work! The shots in this film are great, very ￼ atmospheric. It also helps in giving that cabin fever feel, everything in the hotel is so huge compared to the torrences and yet you still feel like your confided to a small space. Now, Jack Nickerson is not a good Jack Torrance BUT he is good as a crazy man.... it feels like he would work better as the embodiment of the hotel itself then the father.
The movie ￼ pacifically ruins Jack and Dick. ￼there is no benefit to wendy or Danny either but it isn’t as severe a drop in quality from the complex ￼ characters in the book.
So the movie makes It so so unclear what’s actually happening to this man. In the book, Jack is the recovering alcoholic father who had recently lost his job at a rather good school. He has sworn off drinking after two key events. Breaking his sons arm years ago , and the drunken night drove. In the book it is clear who and what Jack is. It is clear how much he truly loves his wife and son, how much he has been trying to rebuild Long lost trust and save the family by taking this job. He is a intelligent f man with a weakness the hotel can exploit. His decent is slow but typically he can be talked back to reality by his wife or by their son. The hotel slowly chips away his sanity by using his trama and addiction against him so that it can completely take him over in the final act, Jack Torrance is gone.
In the movie the hotel barely has to shove him and this man walks willingly into its arms. There’s no struggle,no real coaxing or conflict, the hotel does and he believes. Hell! He doesn’t even go to check on his son seeing the bruising on his neck! He doesn’t even seam concerned! While Jack in the book does indeed get pissy as this could completely ruin him AND THE FAMILY- he always puts Danny first. Danny is another thing. The boy adores his father, he’s a daddy’s boy. He loves this man so deeply, and yet we don’t get that. Even normal he seams terrified of the man! Not to mention in the book Jack is- a actual father like hello he’s actually present.
There is two moments they give with him that I actually like, that give him actual charecter
1- When Wendy brings him breakfast the one day it’s actually kind of a cute moment.
2- when he had the nightmare about hurting them, and actual expresses terror over hurting his family
Jack is such a complex and interesting charecter that you can both feel sorry for and angry at the same time... the movie strips all of this away from him and makes him this temper tantrum buffoon.
Part of me wondered why the movie would even bring him back at all. They turned him into a plot device purely to get the other snowcat. In the book he holds a much larger role, becoming good friends with Danny and explaining a whole lot more about the shine and expressing where he shouldn’t go. In the late half he is a huge reason in why Wendy’s even alive! See in the book it’s not just a chase scene, they actually get hurt! Wendy is barely able to shamble, Half of dicks body is ruined and poor Danny is freezing. He plays such a huge role and is almost a secondary father figure to Danny. To just kill him is a insult.
So besides her hair not being blond and her robe not being pink there’s mainly minor changes with her. I think she was actually done the best out of everyone. However they did make her a lot more whiney then in the book... but I actually think this is more playing off Jack’s warped ￼ perspective! As she’s nothing but caring and loving and frankly worried for the two boys in her life. Honestly Wendy is always perfect smh. I honestly think Shelly is the perfect Wendy, if the script would have been better I would have loved her even more.
Danny? Danny is a cardboard cut out. Really didn’t give this kid a thing did you.
There’s a great amount of plot points and symbolism lost to the movie. Especially with the Whasps. Which is a MAJOR event, one of the first things that begins to unravel everything. Not to mention how they carry a theme though the rest of the book. Also the sort of reflection of the worst things from your parents. Jack sharing things and taking on the mannerisms of his abusive father when possessed, Wendy sharing traits with her horrible mother, Danny reflecting both his parents at times.
Hedge animals to a hedge maze? Which ends up doing very little.
217 becomes 237 with added unnessasary bad Jack
The Grady girls and the blood elevator??(the dog man part is actually in the book, no I’m not kidding)
Just over all it’s a massive headache I don’t mean to be one of those “the book is better” people but the book is better
why must it take me an hour or two just to write a single reply...
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Ok... season of lust suit has my attention
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a farmer who’s orphaned, overworked and mistreated
a smuggler who’s wanted and been let down many times
a princess who’s struggled with being seem as an actual politician rather than just a “princess playing dress-up” and just lost her kingdom
three unrelated people, three unrelated stories. one is nothing like the others. but the life hasn’t been easy on them. at the end, they all have one thing missing when they met; family. they found each other when they had no families and became the family they needed. and their stories, together and separate, tell different things with the same main element; hope.