Razzie Award founders John J.B. Wilson and Maureen Murphy stand by the nomination of ‘The Shining’ within the inaugural ceremony.
Stanley Kubrick‘s iconic horror film acquired two nominations on the first ceremony celebrating the worst in Hollywood – with Kubrick being nominated for Worst Director and Shelly Duvall for Worst Actress for her portrayal of Wendy Torrance.
The movie didn’t win both award however the pair don’t remorse placing Kubrick ahead a gong as they “didn’t look after” his adaptation of Stephen King’s novel.
Wilson instructed Vulture: “The voting membership the very first yr have been largely those who Maureen and I labored with at a trailer firm.
“A gaggle of us who had learn Stephen King’s novel went to see ‘The Shining’ the evening it opened on the Chinese language, and we didn’t look after what Kubrick had completed with the novel.”
He continued: “The novel was way more visually astounding, way more terrifying, way more compelling, and we couldn’t perceive why you’ll purchase a novel that had all of that visible alternative in it after which not do the topiary factor, not do the snakes within the carpet, not do the children’ visions. If you happen to’re going to say it’s ‘The Shining’, it’s a must to have sure key issues in there that weren’t.
“And as I perceive it, Kubrick was the one who determined what they reduce from the novel. So I don’t really feel that badly about Stanley Kubrick.”
Murphy confessed that she would now rescind Duvall’s nomination for Worst Actress after studying of the cruel setting she expertise in the course of the making of the 1980 film – which starred Jack Nicholson within the lead position.
She mentioned: “Understanding the backstory and the best way that Stanley Kubrick type of pulverised her, I might take that again.
“We’re prepared to say, ‘Yeah, perhaps that shouldn’t have been nominated.’ All people makes errors. That’s being human.”
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