The posters in the games room scene are a gallery of mysteries. Is the ‘Ski Monarch’ poster a symbol for Illuminati mind control? Or is it an in-joke reference to Stephen King, deposed monarch of The Shining? Questions without answers, but I’d like to point out a different poster, the one by the door in the first shot of the scene.What exactly are we looking at? Another skier? Or a hunched-over witch in a red dress knocking at a door? Another echo of Hansel and Gretel to match Wendy’s reference to a trail of breadcrumbs? Or a purposely vague image to trap the imagination of seekers like myself?
That’s the thing that gets me about Kubrick — some directors see their influence synthesized into others’ works, some are paid homage, some are deconstructed, but how many of them have the kind of aesthetic sense that results in conspiracy theories?
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- imathers said: Really great point, Nate.
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