The Shining’s Overlook Maze Map
You can purchase a high-res poster of this image here (or click the image).
Not sure why I love to do replica art these days. Maybe it’s because I like the notion of having a souvenir from a film on my wall. And because I’m all about products here, I can at least craft these for people to acquire.
And this is a near-replica of the map seen in the film The Shining for all of 4 seconds. It is posted outside the maze that Danny and Wendy visit just as Jack begins his plight into madness. This film is cautionary tale about writers in general — best to stay away from them.
Here is a screencap for comparison:
Besides the ‘Mazes & Labyrinths’ header below, I had to guess what was in the body of text. So I talked about Greek mythology and the Minotaur, and how visitors shouldn’t worry about finding a bloodthirsty monster roaming within (irony!), please enjoy your stay, etc. etc. – The Overlook Management.
Amazingly this is the first Stephen King item I have posted (Kubrick films have been cited before). I used to read his books a lot, then Buick 8 sort of soured me on the author for these past 12 or so years. I should finish the Gunslinger books though (stalled at Wizard and Glass).
Posted on August 26, 2012, in Architecture, Art, Books, Films, House and tagged Art, kubrick films, Maze, Posters, Replicas, Stanley Kubrick, Stephen King, The Shining. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.