Meet the man who showed up to be Jack Nicholson's body double in The Shining -- 57 years early

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11 Responses to “Meet the man who showed up to be Jack Nicholson's body double in The Shining -- 57 years early”

  1. Boundegar says:

    Pretty sure Kubrick didn’t use Photoshop.

    EDIT: Oh haha – it USED to say Photoshop. Now I look like a monkey.

  2. David Pescovitz says:

    Inspired by @chris_carter_:twitter ‘s Twitter photo, I asked Rob a few months ago to make me the center of attention!  
    http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/19211.jpg

  3. Bucket says:

    Little known fact: Most of the people in that picture are actually time-travelers who went to that party just to get into that photo so they could mess with their friend’s heads.

  4. franko says:

    i’ve always wanted to have a copy of that photo framed and hanging in the living room with other real historical family shots. just to see if anyone notices.

  5. icerunner says:

    Ever wondered who’s pulling on Jack’s shoulder in that photo? Perhaps President Woodrow Wilson.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=M7xVGy2rc_k#t=618s

    And some of the other guests: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D8bXCR6Epk

    In fact, I’d suggest watching the film analysis from part 1 as the interpretation of the film is really fascinating – that one of Kubrick’s themes in The Shining is a warning about the problems of fiat currency vs. the gold standard.

    Also worth a watch from Rob Ager is his spatial analysis of the set design from The Shining.

  6. Otter says:

    By now, someone has already taken Lee’s picture in a tux from the Academy Awards (he directed Toy Story 3) and put him into the picture.

  7. Boundegar says:

    What if we took the unidentified guy from the original picture and shopped him into photos of Nicholson…?

  8. Halloween_Jack says:

    Looks a bit like a young Armin Shimerman.

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