You’ve always been the caretaker
Today, I watched the shorter, international version of this. I think I like it better than the uncut version... not only cause it’s shorter, but because I love that they cut out Jack’s alcoholic storyline. It makes the hotel completely responsible for his descent into madness & violence.
There are just so many fabulous things about this movie. The gorgeous opening credits... sweeping over the mountains to the isolated Overlook Hotel. The orange/brown/red carpet pattern, the gigantic hedge maze, the striking red bathroom, the monstrous Overlook itself. It’s all so fucking gorgeous!
I don’t understand why people think Shelley Duvall was bad, or miscast. She is just incredible. She IS Wendy, to me. No one can replace Shelley.