Monday, January 4, 2016

Page 155: REDЯUM

I wanted to wrap up The Billionth Monkey’s brief visit to the Overlook Hotel by referencing the most iconic reveal in Kubrick’s film adaptation of The Shining (1980). I’m not talking about the creepy twin girls: I’m referring to the scene where Wendy Torrance (Shelley Duvall) looks in the mirror and realizes that Danny’s scrawled word “REDЯUM” is “murder” spelled backward. In our scene on page 155, the childish handwriting is the perfect device to solve Niels and Destiny’s dead-end by identifying the next destination in our chase story.
Danny Torrance (played by Danny Lloyd) expresses himself artistically in this iconic scene from The Shining (1980, dir. Stanley Kubrick, Warner Brothers).
Not to be confused with Propellerheads’ well-loved (and wittily-named) drum computer, Redrum:

Propellerheads’ Redrum drum computer [image course: propellerheads.se]

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