Friday, November 16, 2007

Norval Morrisseau print in Stanley Kubrick's film (Part I)


This print by Norval Morrisseau titled "The Great Mother" appeared in Stanley Kubrick's film "The Shining" (1980). The film's source material is from science-fiction/horror author Stephen King's 1977 best-selling novel.

As in many of his films, director Kubrick explores the dimensions of the genre to create the ultimate horror film of a man going mad, aspiring writer Jack Torrance (Nicholson), while serving as an off-season caretaker of an isolated, snowbound resort (the Overlook) with his family: wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son Danny (Danny Lloyd).

* If you purchase "The Shining" DVD, go to the Scene No.2 ("The interview") when Jack Torrance (Nicholson) is about to enter the office of the resort's manager for an interview. You will see the print, framed on the wall, at the left side of the door.

*The print in this posting is an authentic work of © Norval Morrisseau

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