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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
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Leon Vitali ... Himself
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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:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1980 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Filmando 'O Iluminado' See more »

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Eagle Film SS See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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During the behind the scenes "Making of" documentary, it becomes clear that, the hotel interior set design not only uses the available official Sound Stage floor spaces, but also flow out to include the (dressed/disguised) "backstage" Elstree Studio buildings areas, such as studio corridors, dressing rooms, offices, etc. By coincidence, it appears that most of the Elstree Studios' Sound Stages and related studio buildings used for "The Shining" were later demolished in the notorious Brent Walker period, for what would become the site of the Tesco Supermarket, making this behind the scenes film, and "The Shining" itself, unintentional records of the Elstree Studios site prior to the demolition. 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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Soundtracks

Valse Triste
Written by Jean Sibelius
Arranged and performed by Wendy Carlos
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A rare behind the scenes glimpse of a classic film.
4 July 2008 | by dclxvinoiseSee all my reviews

Rarely does one get such an intimate look at the behind the scenes of such a wonderful and iconic film. Vivian Kubrick's cinematography was outstanding throughout and the banter between cast and crew was truly fascinating. It's also fascinating to get a glimpse at the meticulous attention to detail that Stanley Kubrick had for everything. Everything in this documentary is fascinating; from Jack Nicholson's charming and somewhat flirtatious mannerisms to the tense moments between Stanley Kubrick and Shelley Duvall. I only wish that this behind the scenes film had been a bit longer. If this doesn't inspire a person to be a filmmaker, I don't know what would.


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