I found this utterly fascinating. I couldn’t look away.
Okay, I’ll admit that anything “The Shining” related I’m more than a bit partial too.
But this is like being a fly on the wall, watching Jack’s slide towards insanity pick up speed.
And while that is occurring in the original too, somehow Grady’s physical absence adds some new layer to the scene that was never quite there before.
Now I suppose, technically, Grady’s audio maybe shouldn’t be there either. But, as the editor Richard Trammell said, his existence is somewhat murky anyway.
And I honestly couldn’t imagine not having Stone’s dulcet tones in this scene.