|Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining'.|
Although it may not be a film for the light hearted, 'The Shining carries many subliminal messages throughout the film. These include: A naked woman in a bath tub who then turns old,a hallway exploding with a sea of blood,an old man wandering the corridors alone toasting with his wine glass,two twin daughters from the past,and a man in a bunny suit giving a butler head. This is just the start of some of the madness that goes down in the hotel.
However when I first watched the film little then a month ago,my first impression was 'thriller' not 'horror', maybe the genre has somewhat changed over time due to all the new effects that can be applied now to the film industry. Take 'Saw' or 'Paranormal Activity'. There are a lot more new film techniques out there today. In saying that 'The Shining' is definitely one to watch and can easily be described as a 'Classic'.
|Jared Leto in 'The Kill'|
'It's really about a relationship with yourself. It's about confronting your fear and confronting the truth about who you are."
Many scenes are snippets from the movie: Tomo Milcevic (guitar) skateboards around the hotel echoing Danny on his trike, Shannon Leto (drums) entering room 6277 and finding a woman in the shower,Jared Leto (vocals,guitar) on the old typewriter forever writing 'This is who I really am' - a lyric from the song, also a reflection on Nicholson's 'All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.'
|Scene from 'The Kill"|
Another reenactment is when Matt Wachter (bassist,no longer in band) is sitting a the bar alone (Nicholson).
The video includes two of every person (good vs evil) to go with Leto's theme of identity and link to the two twins in the real film.
Tomo walks in on a man in a bunny suit giving another Tomo head...the weird and wonderful.
Follow this link to awesome tracking shots of Danny on his trike:
Follow this link to the '30 Seconds To Mars' Music Video of 'The Kill' :