DD: What is your background? How did you get involved with the Studies in the Horror Film: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining [Centipede Press, 2015] book project? What was your role in the making the book?
JB: I interview film-makers/actors/actresses for a living. I’ve written for such print publications in the past as Fangoria and Videoscope, and at present am a featured contributor with the long-running Shock Cinema magazine. I also “blog” full time. I do interviews for several different film/television websites all owned by one mega-company based out of Michigan. I blog out articles and interviews on a plane of film/television topics which are credited to my name and done anonymously as well. I came to work on The Shining book in late 2012, when Jerad Walters, the owner of Centipede Press approached me about wanting to re-print an interview that I had done with Shelley Duvall from late 2009. Prior to Jerad reaching out to me, I had just finished conducting about twenty or so interviews with various members of the cast and crew of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) for a project I was interested in putting together about the film, but that eventually fell by the wayside. I had mentioned my 2001 interviews to Jerad one afternoon over the phone, and out of that, he asked me to contribute as many interviews as I could come up with related to The Shining for his book project.
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