October 5, 2005

"Meet Danny. He's a kid looking for a dad."

I love, love, love this faux trailer presenting the "The Shining" as a feel-good heatwarmer. (Via Marginal Revolution, via Geek Press.)

7 comments:

Jason said...

Wonderful... and that may be the only way I can convince my wife to sit through The Shining.

That said, I really think we need a law or regulation permanently outlawing the use of "Solsbury Hill" in film trailers going forward. Yes, I'm talking to you, Cameron Crowe.

Ron said...

If you check out the links for this at boingboing, there are also trailers for Titanic as a horror film, and West Side Story as a zombie film. (IMHO, the West Side Story one is the better of the two.)

yetanotherjohn said...

Its sort of like reading an MSM article about something you know. You can't point to anything and say 'Thats just not true, that never happend', but the over all effect yu know is just not right.

I liked the trailer also. Cute idea by whomever did it.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

I've never seen "The Shining". Seriously. But now I want to!

Ann Althouse said...

I love "The Shining." I find it one of the most rewatchable films, too.

Joan said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I read about this a few days ago somewhere else (the mind, it is blank...) and couldn't get the link to work, and then of course I couldn't find it again (that blank mind thing).

It really is excellent. And it makes me want to watch the real movie again!

John said...

I posted this last week at MY Vast Right WIng Conspiracy. I was making the point that this was just like how the MSM is portraying things like the War in Iraq. just take the real thing, and cut the story together so that it fits your purpose.