Was Shelley Duvall the wrong choice for 'The Shining'?

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  1. Ben Dover

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    So, in Stanley Kubrick's version of 'The Shining', Shelley Duvall plays Wendy Torrance, wife of Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), and mother of young Danny Torrance (Danny Lloyd). The problem I have with her playing the role is that her character must have had sex with Jack Nicholson's character to produce Danny. This is completely IMPLAUSIBLE. I mean, take a look. Would you have sex with this?

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    Couldn't Stanley Kubrick have cast someone that had at least an ounce of sex appeal? Where was Farrah Fawcett or Sally Field? Surely, Kubrick couldn't have looked at Shelley's picture and said "She's perfect!"

    On another 'Shining' related note, there's a documentary called 'Room 237' that is scheduled to be playing in a few theaters, and will be available on demand. Uber-fans are interviewed off camera, suggesting there were a lot of hidden meanings that Kubrick intentionally planted in the film. One theory suggests Kubrick filmed the Apollo 11 moon landing on a soundstage, and was secretly apologizing for it through certain images seen in 'The Shining' (Danny wearing an Apollo 11 shirt, and the pattern of the carpet in one of the hallways matching the pattern of the Apollo 11 launch pad). Sounds interesting. Reviews can be found at www.rottentomatoes.com
     
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    You just get out of a time machine? :scratch:
     
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    I watched the Room 237 Doc a few nights ago.

    Booooooring and awful are being nice to it.

    Poorly made and just utter bullshit is, again, being nice.

    Shit it be.

    TY. :coffee:


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    This very timely and relevant topic needs to be discussed at once.
     
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    I've seen a couple parts of that... its kind of interesting. Amazingly the people explaining their theories don't sound completely insane.

    Also, that is one fugly bitch.
     
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    Stanley Kubrick had a IQ of 200
     
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    Epic film.

    True story. :coffee:


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    The creepy twins turned out cute.
     
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    They look as soul-less in their adult photo as they did in the movie
     
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    i saw it, too. and i thought it pretty good. even the nut who said Kubrick filmed th Apollo 11 mission and gave clues to the fact that he did in The Shining
     
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    Yes...should have been Sybil shepperd
     
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    i heard DeNiro almost strangled her during the filming of Taxi Driver
     
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    She killed it as Olive Oyl though
     
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    She was a hot piece of ass in that classic :secret:
     
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    I don't think that's them, these are the twins from the movie, Lisa and Louise Burns.

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    This song is amazing...Harry Nillson wrote it as well as all the songs from "Popeye". She does an outstanding job....

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    debra winger was sexy back then, probably too young tho:dontknow:
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    She was hot as fuck when she was young.
     
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