What would The Shining look like had it been directed by David Lynch?
That’s the question filmmaker/madman Richard Vezina set out to answer with Blue Shining, an 8-minute film that blends together Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and the surreal work of David Lynch. The cleverly edited together video was uploaded some time ago but has only recently begun making its way around the web, likely due to Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” returning this May.
“Twin Peaks” is just one of the many Lynch creations that Vezina weaved into The Shining, as the mash-up video also features clips from Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Dune, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Lost Highway, The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive, and Inland Empire. The end result? Well, as you might expect, it’s a surreal nightmare that may make you feel a little weird.
Blue Shining 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.
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.
Can you find all the hidden items, including the blue key from Mulholland Drive? Watch below.