the shining, wes anderson style

Stanley Kubrick’s 80s psych-horror gets a super camp confection of a remake, spliced with Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel.

by Charlotte Gush
02 June 2015, 12:43am

What would it look like if, rather than arriving at the isolated and off-season Overlook Hotel, The Shining's Jack Torrance had rocked up to the symmetrical, pastel-coloured confection that is Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel? An unlikely question, to which we now know the answer, thanks to a very successful mash-up by London-based filmmaker Steve Ramsden, who noticed the similar ways the two directors framed their shots.

The dark, slow-building anxiety of Stanley Kubrick's sparse 1980 psychological horror film The Shining has been re-paced with the addition of perfectly matched scenes from Wes Anderson's swift-moving, late 60s alpine murder mystery, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Monsieur Gustave H., the matter-of-fact concierge from the Grand Budapest, explains to his protege that, "our guests know their deepest secrets - some of which are frankly rather unseemly - will go with us to our graves," before the film cuts to chilling scenes at the supposedly empty Overlook Hotel, including the strange and terrifying contents of room 237.


Text Charlotte Gush

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