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    Screenplay for the deleted original ending of The Shining. When the film was first released, a hospital epilogue was located between the shot of Jack frozen in the snow and the long dolly shot through the lobby that ends on the July 4, 1921 framed photo.

    Kubrick decided to remove the scene very shortly after the U.S. opening, dispatching assistants to excise the scene from the dozens of prints showing in Los Angeles and New York City. All known copies of the scene were reportedly destroyed, although it is rumored that one surviving copy may exist.

    Very little remains of the hospital epilogue beyond some continuity polaroids, costumes, and 35mm film trims housed in the Stanley Kubrick Archive. Evidence of just how late in the process the scene was removed lives on in the form of two actors listed in the end credits, despite the fact that they don’t appear in the finished film: Burnell Tucker in the role of “Policeman” and Robin Pappas in the role of “Nurse”.

    It’s also important to note that this was likely not the exact scene that Kubrick shot; since the scene no longer exists, it’s impossible to know how exactly it played. Even the many people who saw the epilogue when The Shining was first released have varying recollections of the exact details. Clearly, the final text about the Overlook’s history was an idea omitted during the writing process.

    Kubrick’s co-screenwriter on The Shining, Diane Johnson, had this to say about the deleted epilogue:

    Kubrick had filmed a final scene that was cut, where Wendy and Danny are recovering from the shock in a hospital and where Ullman visits them.
    Kubrick felt that we should see them in the hospital so we would know that they were all right. He had a soft spot for Wendy and Danny and thought that, at the end of a horror film, the audience should be reassured that everything was back to normal.
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    26 Years, 85 Notebooks

    On August 12, 1982, I took a 10 x 7 1/8 inch National Blank Book Company composition book from the supply closet of my then employer, Vignelli Associates. From that moment, I have never been without one.

    I always have one at my desk. I take one with me to every meeting. I am now in the middle of Notebook #85. It’s in front of me right now. Together, these well-worn books create a history of my working life that spans three decades.

    I tend to be obsessive-compulsive, and I am very picky about the notebooks. No fancy Moleskines for me, just standard-issue office supply composition books.”

    By graphic designer, design critic and educator Michael Bierut. See more photos and information about his journals here.

    (via notebookmuseum)

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    Tatyana Ali Felt Singled Out For Having ‘Good Hair’ As a Kid


    Tatyana Ali Felt Singled Out For Having ‘Good Hair’ As a Kid

    Credit: Instagram

    Credit: Instagram

    In an interview with VladTV, Tatyana Ali opened up about people’s obsession with the her hair. “When I was younger it was something that set me apart, and not necessarily in a good way,” the actress said.

    Ali, whose mother is Panamanian and father is Trinidadian, revealed she was not always fond of her “good hair.”

    “My mom is Black, she’s from Panama and my dad is Indian, he’s…

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She Is More Than Dance . The Incredible Jessica Pinkett @a_tribecalled_jess | #Art #Artist #Dance #Ballerina #Ballet #Dancer #Baltimore


    She Is More Than Dance . The Incredible Jessica Pinkett @a_tribecalled_jess | #Art #Artist #Dance #Ballerina #Ballet #Dancer #Baltimore

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