Doctor Sleep (Mike Flanagan, 2019)

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Doctor Sleep (Mike Flanagan, 2019)

#1 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:37 pm


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Re: Trailers for Upcoming Films

#2 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:13 pm

Can this guy make a movie without completely dousing it in blue?

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Re: Trailers for Upcoming Films

#3 Post by Persona » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:31 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
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Can this guy make a movie without completely dousing it in blue?
Short answer: yes.

Longer answer: the Ouija prequel wasn't doused in blue at all. Blue wasn't dominant in Before I Wake, either. The color red was more predominant in Gerald's Game. Hush and Oculus did have a fair amount of blue, yes.

The Haunting of Hill House did have some blue filter for the night scenes but the color palette was varied depending on location and drastically different for the daytime scenes. This trailer seems to indicate a similar approach but not as gauzy as Hill House.

I think it looks beautiful.

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#4 Post by Lost Highway » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:28 pm

Looks like Dr Sleep is as much of a sequel to Kubrick‘s The Shining as it is an adaptations of the novel.

Apparently the only thing which has been re-used from The Shining is the famous elevator/blood shot, the rest of the flashbacks to the Kubrick movie have been recreated.

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Re: Doctor Sleep (Mike Flanagan, 2019)

#5 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:33 pm

You can definitely tell, because the shots that look good are from the Kubrick (or recreations of them), and the ones that look like they've been doused in some kind of a deep blue chemical dust are from the sequel

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Re: Doctor Sleep (Mike Flanagan, 2019)

#6 Post by Big Ben » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:51 pm

It'll be interesting to see how much of this is inspired by King's book version, which is very much a sequel to the book version of The Shining and how much of it will ape nostalgia for the film. Seeing the trailer I'm wondering more and more about the latter.

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Re: Doctor Sleep (Mike Flanagan, 2019)

#7 Post by Finch » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:42 pm

The US cut of The Shining is one of my favourite horror films but Mike Flanagan is one of the best genre directors working today and Ewan McGregor looks well cast. I'm in, and I think anyone not expecting an aesthetic and stylistic carbon copy of Kubrick's film is far more likely to have their expectations met.

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Re: Doctor Sleep (Mike Flanagan, 2019)

#8 Post by Finch » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:49 pm

Flanagan speaks to Indiewire.
these are all recreations and not just a redux of footage form Kubrick’s film. The only image taken directly from Kubrick’s work is the shot of the bloody elevators.

“Everything else is us,” Flanagan said. “Everything else is our recreation. So I don’t want to spoil to what extent and what specific, outside of what you already got to see, what we have kind of been able to revisit form Kubrick’s world. But I can say that everything that we decided to use, our intention was always to detail and reverence, and making sure that we were doing it properly, with the hope that even the most rabid cinephiles might not be able to tell the difference with some of our frames and some of his.”

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Re: Doctor Sleep (Mike Flanagan, 2019)

#9 Post by Monterey Jack » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:33 pm

Finch wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:42 pm
The US cut of The Shining is one of my favourite horror films but Mike Flanagan is one of the best genre directors working today and Ewan McGregor looks well cast.
Totally agreed. It's amazing how good his run of films has been in the last decade. Absentia, Oculus, Ouija: Origin Of Evil, Hush, Before I Wake, Gerald's Game and The Haunting Of Hill House...there's not a dud in the bunch. It's an exceptional run of classy horror cinema/TV to rival John Carpenter's 1976-86 heyday. Anything Flanagan makes, I'm there, and to dovetail with the recent resurgence of Stephen King adaptations is doubly exciting.

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Re: Doctor Sleep (Mike Flanagan, 2019)

#10 Post by Robespierre » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:05 pm

Oh God, they're going to CGI a de-aged version of Jack Nicholson into this movie, aren't they?

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Re: Doctor Sleep (Mike Flanagan, 2019)

#11 Post by starmanof51 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:56 pm

Unless they’re changing the book. You probably at least need his voice

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Re: Doctor Sleep (Mike Flanagan, 2019)

#12 Post by Monterey Jack » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:13 pm

They got around showing Nicholson in Ready Player One, so I suspect they'll play peek-a-boo with his likeness here.

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Re: Doctor Sleep (Mike Flanagan, 2019)

#13 Post by Lost Highway » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:00 am

Like in the novel, the movie of Dr Sleep appears to pick up not long after The Shining because Wendy Torrance and Dick Halloran have been recast with Alex Essoe and Carl Lumbly. Halloran doesn’t die in the novel of The Shining, he saves Wendy and Danny, so there is one point of departure from the Kubrick movie already. If Jack Torrance appears in the movie I’d assume that he too will have been recast, Jack Nicholson is unlikely to come out of retirement for this anyway.

Jacob Tremblay has been cast in an undisclosed role and it’s safe to assume that he will play young Danny. Henry Thomas has been rumoured to appear in the film and in interviews he said he can’t talk about it. He has already played a father troubled by ghosts for Flanagan in The Haunting of Hill House, which in some ways was thematically closer to King’s The Shining than to the Shirley Jackson novel. In addition, we’ll then have another link between Spielberg and The Shining.

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Re: Doctor Sleep (Mike Flanagan, 2019)

#14 Post by Monterey Jack » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:56 am

Plus, Thomas is a Flanagan favorite.

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Re: Doctor Sleep (Mike Flanagan, 2019)

#15 Post by Persona » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:59 pm

Lost Highway wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:00 am
Like in the novel, the movie of Dr Sleep appears to pick up not long after The Shining because Wendy Torrance and Dick Halloran have been recast with Alex Essoe and Carl Lumbly. Halloran doesn’t die in the novel of The Shining, he saves Wendy and Danny, so there is one point of departure from the Kubrick movie already. If Jack Torrance appears in the movie I’d assume that he too will have been recast, Jack Nicholson is unlikely to come out of retirement for this anyway.

Jacob Tremblay has been cast in an undisclosed role and it’s safe to assume that he will play young Danny. Henry Thomas has been rumoured to appear in the film and in interviews he said he can’t talk about it. He has already played a father troubled by ghosts for Flanagan in The Haunting of Hill House, which in some ways was thematically closer to King’s The Shining than to the Shirley Jackson novel. In addition, we’ll then have another link between Spielberg and The Shining.
Actually Tremblay is playing the baseball boy in the book. You see a glimpse from a distance in the trailer of him getting into the bus, but this is what sources have confirmed, he's that kid.
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And, man, oof--not exactly looking forward to that storyline, though it does result in the book's most impactful passage.
On IMDB they actually show who is cast as young Danny, can't remember the kid's name.

As far as the scene with young Danny and Dick Halloran in the book's opening, I don't know which way Flanagan went with it bu--depending on how they handle Wendy's involvement in the prologue--there's definitely room for Flanagan to make it ambiguous about whether Danny is communicating with a living, breathing Dick Halloran or Dick Halloran's spirit.
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Can confirm that Henry Thomas will be playing Jack. Jack Torrance, not Jack Nicholson, heh.

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