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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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Featured in Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) See more »

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The Rite of Spring
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Written by Igor Stravinsky
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Kubrick Family Home Movie
12 August 1999 | by (Manitoba) – See all my reviews

Offers a rare look at Stanley Kubrick at work, for which the world owes Vivian Kubrick a debt. Probably only his daughter could have that kind of access, though true to form, Kubrick Sr. is the only principal who doesn't submit to a sit-down interview. We do get to see him at work, giving notes to Jack Nicholson, sniping at Shelley Duvall, telling Danny Lloyd to look scared.

Unfortunately, we don't get much more than that. This lacks the insight of Eleanor Coppola's "Hearts of Darkness", which was a full-scale memoir about the making of an important film. Ultimately this is just a home movie that happens to be on a Kubrick set. The only real revelation about the making of the film is going backstage at the hedge maze set. But the main reason to watch it is Nicholson, who never met a camera he couldn't charm.


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