Episode 2: SAD SANDWICHES AND HAPPY CONSPIRACIES with cinephile Megan Dooley

Megan Dooley and I stroll through the Overlook, hang out in the office, discuss some ghostly weirdness, and then have a terrible sandwich with Wendy, Danny and Tony.

 

 

One of many stories about Kubrick and his obsession with his cats and other pets.

 

This seems to be the painting outside of Ullmann’s office (or one version of it), titled “The Great Mother.” The Native American artist’s name is Norval Morisseau. More on him in another episode!

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The conspiracy erection. We’re not buying it, although Ullmann certainly IS glad to see him.

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Here’s a link to some evidence to my own Shining conspiracy theory, about Ullmann.

Entertainment Weekly article with Jan Harlan

 

Danny’s phaser, which apparently will be of no use to him.

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Kubrick’s constant use of cartoon characters and fairy tale references was likely influenced by his reading the 1976 book The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno Bettelheim, which he studied with his co-writer Diane Johnson. Bettelheim turned out to be a fraud and child abuser. Ultimately, a fascinating story of sociopathic power that ruined countless lives.

Wikipedia entry on Bruno Bettelheim

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Saul Bass’s wonderful original poster. Sufficiently scared a young Megan.

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