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"danny torrance" Discussed on Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came: A Podcast about Stephen King and His Books
"Ability but in the time that you're watching it that wasn't made clear it just seemed like this thing had engulfed him and then all of a sudden he got through in past it and it was like he else stopped. Let me go and it did yet. But we didn't know at the time it wasn't until ten minutes later that it sort of explained to us like. Oh here's what happened and i was like. Oh what what's going on there. The demon piece just sort of seemed like hey. We are talking a lot now. We need to have an action scene. Let's do this so there's an action scene in the theme park. The gunfight at the end is definitely cool looking. But you could tell that that's where they spent a lot of their money and they wanted it to look cool but again it didn't really have a huge amount of purpose other than you know rowlands able to shoot the thing and destroy matthew mcconaughey. Thank through the poor. But furthermore there's no real emotional connection to any of this what we see idris elba's father for one scene one very cheaply made seeing. I'll say it's two people standing on a sound stage circling each other with guns in the fog machine and then a fog machine. Yeah so there's i guess supposed to be emotional connection there but you don't really get it. There didn't seem to be much of a connection between roland jake. Unfortunately when the fact that they are able to bounce back and forth from mid world to keystone earth and why does everyone calling keystone earth. It didn't seem like the characters were speaking the language that they should have known. Yeah it's just not a good movie. Jake as a whole just didn't work for me now. One of the great things about jake in the books is that he comes from a privileged family. That is the cause of his psychic damage because he comes from this place where his father hates him and his mother doesn't care so the closest people in his life aren't there for him and he is fruit on a seeds of bitter fruit or something. I can't remember the line but here. He's presented as like this happy kid who had parents who adored him in who he loved and even has a tragedy in the past of losing his father. Doing the most stereotypical heroic thing like his dad's a firefighter and he died nobly saving. Somebody's life right end. It's to the point of being cliche. And then of course. He has the mom who cares for him so deeply. She's driving yourself crazy trying to understand what's bothering her kid and we know she's crazy because her hair's never brushed throughout the whole movie was bothering hair lead. Brush your hair. I guess. Maybe i'm just really used to thinking of jake. In a certain way. Seeing jake grow as a character in the books is him kind of he finds the common ground with somebody like roland. In somebody like eddie where he was this weird prep school kid. That didn't have any friends and he didn't have anybody who cared about him in his life. Now he kind of has a family but in the movie he has a family but he doesn't have any of those challenges that the book jake had. So where does he have left to go and on top of that. He already has like this incredible gift. He doesn't just have a little bit of the shine. He's like the perfect. Ever highest order level shine shiner shiny shiny guy ever and he would put danny torrance to shame. Apparently yeah i don't know how he would stack up against men cruthers but now we haven't talked about. Who is nominally. The star of the movie after selbe. That's matthew mcconaughey but the man in black seemed very vague as to his powers. What's he doing his relationship and it just seemed like he became his motivation for. I want to destroy the tower to destroy the entire world. I guess or all the universe but no reason why he wasn't able to even take it to the next sort of campy level and make it over the top. When i read the book and again we don't wanna get into. I read the books. And so i think that the out but the man in black is sort of a charming fun character and matthew mcconaughey can be charming and fun was actually sort of excited about that and he just never. There is occasions where he went that far but never far enough that way and sometimes he was too grim and his makeup pasty throughout the added generic black metro-sexuals sudan and it just didn't work like it should have every single word he said was either really lame. Or what supposed to sound. Like grand or epic or imposing. But i wanted more of the tittering laugh. Like i'm in on a joke thing that we get from the character in the book and if not that just have that jack nicholson joker like way to get a load of me. Kind of just do a little bit of that. Just fold a little bit of that. In and i think he would have been at least twice as good and it doesn't help that. He's surrounded by a bunch of lackeys who were unclear on what their purpose was when the man in black seems almost omnipotent and yet he's got a bunch of geeky hackers working at a computer council like a generic james bond villain and it's unclear on what exactly they're doing. I know it's sort of clear. Like if i spent some time thinking by but literally i saw the movie we could have gone. I've done my best not to spend too much time dwelling on it so yeah. So mcconnell was a disappointment it or sell by thought was fine. I thought he was good He didn't have a lot to work with but you know he carried himself. Well i think he looked the cart. There are a few things that i really like clinton things because it drove me crazy in the book the nod to jake losing his sneaker when door keeper tries to pull him back. Yeah the jake took off his sneaker through it through the portal. Thought that was pretty cool but of course he still had the sneaker after he himself went through the portal. So you enjoy that movie. Jacob's smarter the book. Jake in that regard. I kinda dug the portals themselves this idea of not just having these magic doors on the beach that only appear once get one use expanding that to the sci-fi system dialing the right number and off you go off almost like combination of star trek transporter and stargate. Yeah i think it's kind of cool although it certainly would make it way too easy to get around and move around and be deliberate about where you are. What's the point of getting on blaine ending up in captain trips topeka if all you had to do was dial dark tower there you are field the roses at your doorstep. I like the few funny moments that the movie had. You're gonna like earth which unfortunately was in the trailer but my favorite was It's a theme park growing like these are ancient artifacts from before the world moved on. Nobody knows what they are. They're theme parks. I just thought that was good. I liked all the nods to kings other works movies for the most part christine it shining. Fourteen away woman yellow coats. The first talking that jake sees on the street. New york is wearing a yellow overcoat. So i thought that was a nice little tip of the hat. At the end there was a salems lot reference in the streets. There's a stoker barlow and the spider us as a representation of the threat to the tower when roland withdrawing his little map in the dirt. That was nice. Yeah i mean. It's obvious that these people had an awareness of the dark tower. But i don't know if this stuff was a little too fans service easy. It was to sort of shocking to me. Who was this movie made for or they trying to go for the stephen king fan. The dark tower fan. You know random person just trying to set up the universe and make some money which i think is ultimately the real answer because the answer is always money i guess in some ways.
"danny torrance" Discussed on The Really Awful Movies Podcast
"Quite the opposite to stanley kubrick's outstanding the shining and he sees dr sleep as a way to have restored the legacy of the original shining which it's safe to say he loathed now. Having not read the book and put that caveat a frontier it would have been nice to have jeff on the show because he actually has and says it doesn't matter up. This is another film that shows that there's a lot of creativity when it comes to the horror space and as flawed as this one is. I take take half of this. The paint by numbers roach retelling of it or a pet cemetery which were so pedestrian. You might as well of Put on a comfortable pair of walking shoes. Because there's so little done with them other than shoving a you know. John lewis go into lead switching up whether the spoiler alert to her daughter dies at the hands of the not really the hands but The of the truck hurtling down the side road is really so little that both it and pet cemetery add to those oh particularly a conic in indelible films they were. You know the sobriquet unnecessary thrown. Around a lot i think of demonstrably so in the case of those two. Well you can't say that. Dr sleep defacto. A sequel to the shining isn't ambitious. I mean this thing is extraordinarily ambitious. Taking young danny torrance played by walnut the young one but two as an older man daniel torrance played by you and mcgregor news looking a little bit worse for wear these days and putting him in a situation whereby he is finding fellow members of the club shiners. That sounds like shriners that subset of freemasons who parades around those fez hats but people who shined. there's also a young girl named labral. Cheekily part of abracadabra the magicians phrase and we delve a little bit into the psyche of torrance s. He's a grown up to be understandably given the circumstances of what happened at the overlook and all the goings on at room two through to thirty seven but he's a raging alcoholic and basically decamped picked up from his life and they get this tale about how he went out to florida and then returned to new england. Obviously stephen king's favourite locale and tried to start a new life. Picking up some handyman type work with under the under a boss billy a man who's similarly had to battle with the.
"danny torrance" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"She did with Dr Phil five or six years ago. Pointed to the fact that she clearly has some mental health issues and when Seth Abramovich went to go find her in Texas, where she's been living in a small community. Everybody kind of knows who she is, but they don't bother her and make a big deal out of it. He said that one of the things that he found Woz. It's clear that her mood kind of ebbs and flows throughout the day. But her memory specifically about the movies that she made her memory can be very sharp and their stories. Can be very engrossing when it comes to the details that she gives. She was recounting getting the gig for the Shining that Kubrick sent her a copy of Stephen King's novel, which is even so much more terrifying than the movie. Just stop reading it a couple times. Um And she said that she was dating Paul Simon. At the time that you were living in Manhattan, she says. I was at a really scary scene, and I didn't hear Paul. Come in. He snuck up behind me and went blah and she said she screamed. She got really mad at him. Why'd you do that? Been living together for about two years. But growing apart in a month later on New Year's Day, 1979. She's about to board a jet to London to begin filming the Shining and Paul Simon broke up with her at the airport. She said. She cried for the whole way across the Atlantic, she said. That would just be a warm up for the emotional marathon that lay ahead. She talked about the work that went into the shining. The movie that she had made previous was three women. It took six weeks to shoot from start to finish six weeks. The Shining took 56 weeks from start to finish, She said. The schedule was grueling the director film six days a week up to 16 hours a day, and for much of that time, she had to have worked herself up into a state of that hysteria while playing. The wife of a writer who goes nuts and a snowed in resort hotel. Now. The other thing is, Kubrick was notorious for not printing anything until you were several takes into this, like 35 35 takes, she says, Imagine running and crying and carrying a little boy. It gets hard and you have to do a full performance from the first rehearsal. That's difficult, she said. Before a scene she'd put on a Walkman and listen to sad songs. Guy's a walking around What was little MP three player like mobile box and you would put what's called a cassette tape in there like a USB It's like that Spotify, but like in a pouch on your clips onto your pants. That's a good way to put it, Spotify. On your pants like a Spotify brick. Whether or not Stanley Kubrick had a reputation for being cruel say to his actors also came up, and she said that he did have a streak in him like that. But he said, she says, I think mostly because people have been that way to him at some time in the past. In terms of whether or not Stanley Kubrick was a bad guy. She said. No, no, no. He was always very nice. Hey, would spend a lot of time with Jack Nicholson and me. He just wanted to sit down and talk for hours while the crew waited and the crew would say, Stanley, we got about 60 people waiting, and he said, But it was very, very important work. Angelica Houston was dating Jack Nicholson at the time or where they were married. I don't I don't remember. But she said that she got the feeling that there was kind of the guys gang up on her. Jack Nicholson and and Kubrick. She felt like there were times when the boys were just banging up, she said. I may have misread the situation, but I just felt it. She seemed Shelly did had been tortured, shook up when that she didn't think anyone was being particularly careful of her. There's a sequence in the shining that is in the Guinness world Records for most retakes for one scene with dialogue. It is a great thing. It's with very powerful. It's with the janitor or the caretaker and Danny. Right. Scatman Crothers, the chef, and Danny Lloyd, the kid who played Danny Torrance, and they're discussing the ability to shine. Of course, that psychic gift It allows the boy to see what went on in that hotel in the past. It was shot. 148 times, now of more physically demanding scene was the scene If you know where she's got the baseball bat, and she's walking backwards up the staircase Will Jack's coming after her. The staircase scene was shot 127 times, and she said it was a difficult scene. But it turned out to be one of the best scenes in the film. I'd like to watch the movie again. I haven't seen in a long time. So the reporter takes his iPhone pulls up the scene and puts it on her dashboard. It was like here you go, she starts crying. And he asked her why you crying? And she says, we filmed that for about three weeks. Jack was so good, so damn scary now, uh, the ongoing discussion like I said, you know, the the interview that Seth Abramovich does with her is Coherent. It appears I mean, least, that it is the way he's written it up. It's coherent, she seems put together she has, you know very specific memories of these movies and making specific scenes and how she felt and how she got to where she was. The doctor, Phil thing still kind of floated around. And when the reporter contacted the Dr Phil Show, they said, Listen. We take every Uh, issue mental illness issues seriously, and this was an opportunity to share useful information. And perspective with the audience and the doctor Phil producers have said our offer to her for inpatient care for you know Anak Chua Li rigorous. Medical exam is still on the table at absolutely no cost to her. But again if you heard in the promo she never wanted to do that. She was afraid that the doctors were gonna mistreat her. So she's living. This. Sort of quiet almost off the radar life in Texas Hill country and is being left alone except by the random reporters who show up every once in a while. I want to do an interview with her. All right, The John and Ken Show coming up next See tomorrow. Stay dry. Everybody blessings. L A D D i H TBD. Look at the time. I have to be going very. And Shannon, the more you know, the easier it is to avoid the idiots around you, K f I am K. O S. T..
"danny torrance" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"And list traded Chris Markowski is the watch law Wall Street. You want answers. Exposing the lies and myths that the big brokerage firms the mainstream press and the government are pushing to keep Americans away from financial freedom. You can't handle the truth through bringing America the truth about what really happens in the financial world. Ladies and gentlemen, we're out here to indulge in fantasy, But in political and economic reality, this is the one star. Postmarks. Happy New Year. Everyone welcome Yes, it is the watchdog on a Wall Street show. And they let me let me tell you a little bit about my My experiences over the past week week and a half Yeah, I went on a recon mission. That's right. The watchdog went re kon One of the things that we do here on the program is we dispel The narratives. Lies. What you're not being told. I talked about here on the program. Everybody know that What you're hearing about New York City is not true. It's 10 times worse. You can't even imagine it in your mind and just how bad the city is, and again the media is not Covering it. They're not. So I wanted to check out I can't. I have a family, my offices down in Florida and my mom and my dad and my brothers and tons of friends down there. So we went to I took the family. Um, I defied Defied the stay home. Stay safe. No. I decided not to stay home, but we were safe. And and flew down to Florida and enjoy the Christmas. Holiday with my family and friends and I again I took a look around. Um together. Try to understand it. Get inside my mind. Um, constantly observing everything. I try to pick up everything I can and I have talked about this on the program to have in life. You want to have this great curiosity. I have a great curiosity about business and the world around us nature and all that stuff. I do, too. But I'm not Leonardo da Vinci in that sense, and I talked about Leonardo Vinci and one of his little Codex is he wrote himself a a note, he says, describe the tongue off a woodpecker. Now who thinks something like that? David. She does, but I take a look at business and the world around us. And I try toe make sense out of things. And over the years as my longtime listeners know, 20 years on the air prior to that, we have managed to call everything. We told you about the dot com collapse We warned you about and Ron and a myriad of companies back Then, if you'd listen to us, you would have known that the real estate market was going to collapse. No, We didn't know we were going to get hit with a pandemic. But we told you how tow Handle it with your portfolio, and you came out just fine. I'm able to see through the nonsense. Bernie made off you name it. We knew about it. We told you about it. So I wanted to see for myself what was taking place down, and I like to call the free state of Florida. And my initial state was in the Tampa They area and had a wonderful time. Had a wonderful time went out. Phenomenal restaurants, restaurants here at full capacity. Now the mainstream media wants you to think that it's a wild West down and I just irresponsible. No. No. Well, whether you believe in them or not. Every establishment that I went into required asked you to wear a mask when you came in, and until you sit down basically the same mask rules. That we have here in New York. However. Restaurant was fault. Full capacity. None of this 25% capacity crap. The restaurants were full. Was alive. Was alive. It was not depressed by any stretch of the imagination. It was interesting. I happened to see the number one area in the country for hotel occupancy was the Tampa Bay ST Petersburg area. Yeah. That's one part about Decided to go two days. Ghannam with My kids and they were with their cousins and we went to Orlando. For two days. Went to Orlando for two days, and kids wanted to go to Universal Studios. They haven't been there and 56 years when they were younger, and they went with their cousins for the day, and we stay two nights at a Major hotel. In Orlando that's attached to another major hotel. Beautiful property. Absolutely gorgeous. Yet. What? Where? When I'm talking. I walked in there. I'm like there's nobody here. Golf course attached. To the property championship Golf course actually held the Ryder Cup there at one point in time, no golfers. Not ready. We got some bad weather in the sense that it was pretty cold. For Florida. But it was empty. In fact, between the two hotels. There's the JW, and then there's the rich. There's this long long they're attached, and there's nothing but ballrooms and conference centers. Then I walked between the two hotels. You know what it felt like. I felt like you know what I needed a big wheel like Danny Torrance and the Shining. That's what it felt like I was gonna say I'm gonna see two little girls here. Ghost girls pop up, but yeah, it was. It was like that immaculate perfect. Little Muzak playing in the background, but nothing And again, I observe And what I see like neo in the Matrix. Rather than seeing code. I see dollar signs going by, in the sense that Money. Is being It's being wasted. I can't even imagine the amount of money that these properties are losing over the course..