‘The Shining’ Meets David Lynch In This Surreal Mashup


What would The Shining look like had it been directed by David Lynch? Would it be a dream or a nightmare? Blue Shining is a video project by Richard Vezina which combines both worlds in a playful manner by integrating elements from Lynch’s films into Kubrick’s movie to give the Stephen King classic a Lynchian atmosphere.

The eight-minute video re-imagines The Shining as a David Lynch film by integrating clips from Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive and more. Naturally, Lynch’s trademark surrealism and the striking imagery from Kubrik’s masterpiece combine to form an eerie, dreamlike narrative.

Richard explains the project: “With this mash-up, I didn’t mean to insinuate at all that The Shining would have been a better movie had it been directed by David Lynch! The Shining IS a masterpiece, after all. The only goal of this mash-up is to entertain people. David Lynch has his own unique style, and I integrated excerpts from his movies to the Shining for fun only. Kubrick and Lynch are both geniuses, and their movies are self-sufficient. I’ll say it again: do not take this mash-up seriously!”

Check out this awesome mashup below.

Blue Shining (Kubrick x Lynch) from Richard Vezina on Vimeo.

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