Extremely rare television commercial for the original U.S. release of The Shining in the summer of 1980.
This commercial is notable in that all of the footage used is from alternate takes not used in the finished film.
The Temptation of Saint Anthony:
Hieronymus Bosch, c. 1485, Museo del Prado
Matthias Grünewald, Isenheim Altarpiece, 1512-16, Unterlinden Museum, Colmar, Alsace, France
Lieven van Lathem, 1469, about 1471, and about 1480 - 1490, The J. Paul Getty Museum (Ms. 37), Los Angeles
Joachim Patinir and Quinten Metsys, c. 1520-1524, Museo del Prado, Madrid
Pieter Huys, 1547, Louvre Museum, Paris
Giovanni Tiepolo, 17th century, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan,
Alessandro Magnasco, 1710-1720, Louvre Museum, Paris
Max Ernst, 1945, © 2007 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
RIP Jimmy Scott (July 17, 1925 – June 12, 2014). The voice that haunts my forever.
"Sycamore Trees." | Lyrics by David Lynch. | Music by Angelo Badalamenti.
HAPPY BASTILLE DAY
Thomas Jefferson’s Account of the Storming of the Bastille, 225 Years ago:
“…in that instant a discharge from the Bastille killed 4 people of those nearest to the deputies. The deputies retired, the people rushed against the place, and almost in an instant were in possession of a fortification, defended by 100 men, of infinite strength, which in other times had stood several regular sieges & had never been taken.”
From the file unit: Letters from Thomas Jefferson, 1785 - 1789
Appointed U.S. Minister to France in 1785, Thomas Jefferson was in Paris in July 1789 when the French people rose up against their rulers and the first blood was shed in the opening days of the French Revolution. In his letter to Secretary of Foreign Affairs John Jay, Jefferson recounts how a mob stormed the Bastille, took the stash of arms, freed the prisoners, and seized the “Governor” of the Bastille who was then killed and beheaded in the city streets on July 14, 1789.