All work and no play book

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All Work and No Play: Own It Today! - Overthinking It

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All Work and No Play

Actually, we know very few things about him This is the first book (and the only one) written by Jack Torrance, who accepted the job of the winter caretaker at.

All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy (Wendy Torrance Cover)

Stanley Kubrick was a notorious perfectionist, particularly with regards to The Shining , with the infamous "Here's Johnny" scene taking three days to film and seeing Jack Nicholson have to chop through 60 doors. Slim Pickens turned down the role of Dick Hallorann because the director refused to promise to limit his number of takes on any of his shots to less than , and Shelley Duvall suffered from nervous exhaustion throughout filming, losing hair in the process. Kubrick realised the importance of the scene and how it would lack impact in foreign language versions of the film if explained via subtitles. He didn't just translate the original phrase however, but came up with different stacks of repeated sentences, many of which can be seen in the Stanley Kubrick Archive:. At first glance these alternatives don't sound as creepy as the original, though this may simply be because we are used to the "Jack" line. You can certainly imagine 'The morning has gold in its mouth' being an unsettling thing to come across someone feverishly typing over and over again. DangerousMinds attempted to track down these stacks a couple of years back but came away empty-handed, though they did find unconfirmed photos of some of them online that seem legit above.

A Stephen King fan has published an page version of the book which novelist Jack Torrance obsessively writes during King's The Shining, where his descent into madness is revealed when his wife discovers that his work consists of just one phrase, endlessly repeated. Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson in terrifying form in Stanley Kubrick's film, is a frustrated writer who goes with his wife and son to spend the winter in the isolated Overlook Hotel in an attempt to get the novel he has always wanted to write started. But the hotel's grisly past and unquiet ghosts have their way with him, and his wife Wendy eventually finds that the manuscript he has been working on actually only contains the phrase "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy", typed over and over again. Now New York artist Phil Buehler, who describes himself as "a big fan of Stanley Kubrick and Stephen King", has self-published a book credited to Torrance, repeating the phrase throughout but formatting each page differently, using the words to create different shapes from zigzags to spirals. He said he decided to stick to type and formatting that could have been created on a typewriter, with the first ten pages duplicating shots of Torrance's work from the film. He's included a spoof review from the blog OverThinkingIt.

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A Stephen King fan has published an page version of the book that the novelist Jack Torrance obsessively writes during King's The Shining , where his descent into madness is revealed when his wife discovers that his work consists of just one phrase, endlessly repeated. Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick's film, is a frustrated writer who goes with his wife and son to spend the winter in the isolated Overlook Hotel in an attempt to get his novel started. But the hotel's grisly past and unquiet ghosts have their way with him, and his wife, Wendy, eventually finds that the manuscript he has been working on contains only the phrase "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy", typed over and over again. Now a New York artist, Phil Buehler, who describes himself as "a big fan of Stanley Kubrick and Stephen King", has self-published a book credited to Torrance, repeating the phrase throughout but formatting each page differently, using the words to create different shapes from zigzags to spirals. He said he decided to stick to type and formatting that could have been created on a typewriter, with the first 10 pages duplicating shots of Torrance's work from the film.

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  1. Want to alienate your housemates, avoid work deadlines, and generally convince others that you're insane?

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