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Making 'The Shining' (1980)

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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The Rite of Spring
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Written by Igor Stravinsky
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Surprisingly interesting
9 April 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I was expected yet another lame, MTV style "making of" documentary. What I got was a highly insightful experience.

The documentary only consists of Vivian (Kubrick's daughter) walking around the set of "The Shining" with her own personal camera...

We see Jack Nicholson talk in his own smooth way, highlighting his lines, and preparing for his takes in the most cool manner you can ever imagine.

We see little Danny Lloyd, as confident as all child actors that age usually are.

We see Shelly Duvall, complete with panic attacks and envy towards her main co-worker, Mr. Nicholson.

And last but not least, we see Kubrick. Giving birth to his movie magic.

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What's so amazing about this documentary is how natural it is. It's the closest experience you can get to real movie-making experience.

If you like Kubrick, "The Shining", or Nicholson, then this is the one for you.

Buy "The Shining" DVD, to see it.


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