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Making 'The Shining' (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Short  -  1980 (West Germany)
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A look behind the scenes during the making of 'Stanley Kubrick (I)''s The Shining (1980).

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A look behind the scenes during the making of 'Stanley Kubrick (I)''s The Shining (1980).

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This documentary can be found on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of The Shining (1980), released in 2007. See more »

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Stanley's Mom: And why is the script in multi-coloured pages? Anything?
Stanley Kubrick: Each time we make a new version, at first you get very methodical - each time you make a new version, you put a different colour in. After a while, you're lucky if people get copies of the changes.
Jack Nicholson: It's so that you start with white, then you go to blue, then pink, then green, then yellow.
Stanley's Mom: But I just wondered...
Stanley Kubrick: But what happens is...
Jack Nicholson: It's so that when everybody's got their script out, you can look right over and know if they've got the ...
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Referenced in Art of Darkness: A Night Gallery Retrospective (2002) See more »

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Valse Triste
Written by Jean Sibelius
Arranged and performed by Wendy Carlos
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We finally get to see and hear Stanley!
20 November 2001 | by (Huntington, NY) – See all my reviews

Stanley Kubrick has been unjustly compared to Howard Hughes in regards to his public appearances. You never saw him on TV talk shows, or make guest cameos in friends' movies. This was the first time I got to see Kubrick actually move around and talk. Wow! Here's one of the most legendary filmmakers since Hitchcock, a super intellect who knew the puzzle behind 2001, loved chess and military history, and he has such a drab American voice. No Hitchcock drawl, DeMille comanding bellow, or Scorcese jitter-talk, just a flat, almost personality free "Uh.... Shelley, that was unconvincing. It was fake... let's do it again." You don't learn anything new about Kubrick's life, his shooting style, directorial style. His talented daughter has made an excellent little companion piece to dad's horror classic.


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