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November 13, 2019 | The Clarion
Arts & Life
'Doctor Sleep' is haunting and magical
By Margaret Correll
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Free movie night for Brevard College students
was Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at Brevard’s Co-Ed
Cinema. The featured film of the night was
“Doctor Sleep” based on author Stephen King’s
novel of the same name.
“Doctor Sleep” is a continuation of King’s
novel The Shining, which was later cinematized
and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The plot
follows the life of Danny Torrence many years
after his time at the Overlook Flotel, where he
struggles with alcoholism and ghosts from his
Danny encounters a young, very powerful girl
who’s ‘shine’ is nothing like he has ever seen.
Her name is Abra and she is being sought out by
a cult-like group known as The True Knot and
their leader, Rose the Hat. The group feeds on
children and their ‘shine,’ and they are drawn to
Abra because of her immense power.
Abra and Danny must overcome their fears
and weaknesses to defeat The True Knot, which
leads them back to where everything started: the
Going into the movie, I had a lot of skepticism
surrounding the showing. They say that sequels
never measure up to the first movie but, in
this case, I thought that it was a really good
The plot was interesting and kept you on your
toes the entire time; the visuals were out-of-this-
world and the overall cinematography—lighting
and camera angles especially—never failed to
impress. The acting, however, I felt was by far
the best part of the entire movie.
Ewan McGregor stunned the theater with the
superior acting skills that we all knew that he had
and seeing Rebecca Ferguson as a villain was
both refreshing and exciting. Kyliegh Curran
was a surprise during the movie. Before this,
I knew very little about her or her talent as an
actress, however, I am glad that I do now. She
was a great choice as Abra and really captured
that character well.
All in all, I thought ‘Doctor Sleep’ was a really
good movie. I was very happy that I braved the
cold mountain weather to go see it. I would
happily give the movie four and a half stars
out of five.
Brevard College senior art exhibition
“During my childhood I would read and my
parents would read to me,” Murray said, “stories
of magical creatures and adventure.” As she
got older, Murray became more interested in
the less innocent and childlike versions of the
tales, the history behind them and how these
concepts came about and this lead to her love
Her metal statue titled “Huldra Unmasked”
shows how the creature she saw as a scary
monster when she was little, later on in life was
realized to be a protector of the forests.
The field guides that are incorporated into her
pieces are meant to show how archeologists keep
journals of all their research. They do have blank
pages as Murray plans to go back and fill them
more as she does more research eventually.
The tables she set up with her pieces were
inspired by Chapin and retired professor Robert
Baulsaugh and how they would set up their
research tables with artifacts and writing.
Murray also has aluminum casts of different
symbols to represent artifacts with writing on the
tables that give the meanings of each of them. All
of the writing on the tables is meant to talk about
the research and show how archeologists do it.
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“I really wanted people to see my process
when it came to making art and these pieces,”
Murray said, “and it’s a way to connect more
with the audience.”
Photo by Zach Dickerson
‘Huldra Unmasked’ by Olivia Murray
‘Field Installation- Troll’ by Olivia Murray