The Shining — MotB
(7.23) And there’s a local connection. This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror The Shining with music by Rhode Island native Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos, of “Switched-On Bach” fame) among other artists. From Wiki,
In 1953 (aged 14), Carlos won a Westinghouse Science Fair scholarship for a home-built computer, well before “computer” was a household word. After graduating from St. Raphael Academy, a Catholic high school in Pawtucket, RI, Carlos earned a B.A. in music and physics at Brown University (1962) and an M.A. in music from Columbia University (1965).
She underwent a sex-change operation in 1972, details of which she revealed during a surprise Playboy interview in 1979. Wendy’s first credited release is the “Tron” soundtrack (1982).
Movie rated R. Running time 146 minutes. Poster art by Saul Bass.
Sundown, Thursday, July 23, MotB, Grant’s Block, Westminster at Union Street (directions)