Saturday, March 23, 2013

Quote of the Day (David Thomson, on Jack Nicholson in ‘The Shining’)

“There have always been some people who thought that Jack Nicholson’s performance as Jack Torrance the caretaker was so far over the top you couldn’t see the top anymore. Was this the regrettable start of Nicholson’s acting with his eyebrows?”— David Thomson, “Days and Nights at the Overlook: Why 'The Shining' Continues to Shine,” The New Republic, March 25, 2013

If they gave out Oscars for eyebrow acting, Jack would have nailed this one instantly, based on the evidence here from the Stanley Kubrick film, and would be home free for a Lifetime Achievement Award by now. 

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