It’s October, so I’m going to carry on the horror theme for this week’s Movie Music Mondays. Here we go…
I’ve read the book. I’ve watched the film. I liked them both. A lot. Most people do, don’t they? If you’re not familiar with the story, I’m not going to rehash it here. There are already endless websites, theories and even documentaries devoted to The Shining, and probably rightly so.
I’m here today to share my love of the iconic song used in the film: Midnight, the Stars and You as performed by Al Bowlly. I think The Shining was the first place I ever heard it, or Al and I subsequently sought out more of his music which I also really enjoyed.
I find the song quite poignant having read up on Bowlly’s life and finding out that he died at quite a young age. Following a performance one evening, he turned down an offer to stay overnight (it was during WWII and London was being bombed to hell), and was killed when a bomb went off outside his home. At least that’s what the internet says.
This video might give away some stuff you might not want to see if you still haven’t seen The Shining.