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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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Valse Triste
Written by Jean Sibelius
Arranged and performed by Wendy Carlos
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Give me some more!!!
13 June 2004 | by (Russia.) – See all my reviews

First of all I want to thank Stanley's daughter for finally showing us the Master at work. Though only 35 minutes long this short documentary manages to reveal us the secret (though only a bit) of Kubrick's movie making. We don't see a man who commands his actors by giving them orders, as some people may think of Stanley, we see a simple man, who, what is hard to believe, talks and walks, and makes jokes just like everyone else. We see a man who is a friend of his actors, he isn't rude with them, we see how he behaves when one(Duvall actually) spoils a set-up.

This documentary is an amateur work, but still, this is the only video material on which we can see Mr.Kubrick at work. Thanks at lest for that!


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