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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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Vivian Kubrick
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Nicholson ... Himself
Vivian Kubrick Vivian Kubrick ... Herself (as Viv)
Terry Needham Terry Needham ... Himself (as Ter)
Stanley Kubrick ... Himself
Garrett Brown ... Himself
Danny Lloyd ... Himself
Scatman Crothers ... Himself
Shelley Duvall ... Herself
Michael Stevenson Michael Stevenson ... Himself
June Randall June Randall ... Herself (as Junie)
Gert Kubrick Gert Kubrick ... Herself
James Mason ... Himself
Brian W. Cook ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maxwell Craig ... Himself - Extra
Charlie Gray Charlie Gray ... Himself - Extra
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A look behind the scenes during the making of 'Stanley Kubrick (I)''s The Shining (1980).

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1980 (UK) See more »

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Eagle Film SS See more »
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Color

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1.37 : 1
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Actor James Mason and his family visit the set, as he was nearby filming Murder by Decree. He is seen in his character's costume, which Vivian points out in her commentary track. See more »

Quotes

Jack Nicholson: Anything you do as many times as a successful actor, you can't have one set of theories, you know. You can go for years saying "I'm gonna get this thing real", because they really haven't seen it real, do you know? They just keep seeing one fashion of unreal after the other that passes as real and you, you know, you go mad with realism and then you come up against someone like Stanley who says, "Yeah, it's real but it's not interesting."
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Referenced in Art of Darkness: A Night Gallery Retrospective (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Valse Triste
Written by Jean Sibelius
Arranged and performed by Wendy Carlos
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Kubrick Family Home Movie
12 August 1999 | by lorne-2See 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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