Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Danny rides his tricycle through the corridors.

The show’s script had been silly, he recalled, but when it came to horror it was foolish to focus on dialogue: “Some of the most immortal things in our glossary of images come from movies with not necessarily the greatest screenplays.” He refers to a script as a “libretto”; horror, he said, is special because it “excites a nonverbal part of us.” He mentioned Kubrick’s “The Shining”: “You’re reading, ‘Danny rides his tricycle through the corridors.’ You just don’t get it—how lonely they are, the rhythm of the prrr, the change of frequency in the wheels, the pattern in the carpet going frh, frh, frh, the lens enhancing the field and the perspective, and the moment he turns the corner the twins being there. You can’t explain that in words.”
(Interview with Del Toro)

Read more in the New Yorker

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