I’ll just set my bourbon and advocaat down right there.” – Jack Torrance
Each ticket comes with a glass of Jack Daniel’s on the rocks and a serving of Advocaat
Here’s Johnny! You know the movie by now – REDRUM, “all work and no play make’s Jack a dull boy,” that bizarre scene with the man in the bear suit, the ghosts of the hotel bar that inspired this very event – but no number of views is sufficient either to untangle the mystery of the Overlook Hotel or to dull the senses to the horrors Kubrick conjures with his modernist soundtrack and roaming Steadicam. Whether you see it as an outlandish conspiratorial moon landing confession or an allegorical genocide story, or a more earthbound depiction of the horrors of patriarchy taken to its logical extreme, there is one thing we can all agree on: it never gets old.
Dir. Stanley Kubrick. 160 min. 1980.