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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 ... Herself (as Viv)
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June Randall ... Herself (as Junie)
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A look behind the scenes during the making of 'Stanley Kubrick (I)''s The Shining (1980).

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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 »

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Shelley Duvall: Look at this! All my hair, I pulled hunks of hair out!
Stanley Kubrick: [holding up solitary hair to the camera] Hunks of hair? OK...
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Referenced in Art of Darkness: A Night Gallery Retrospective (2002) See more »

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Valse Triste
Written by Jean Sibelius
Arranged and performed by Wendy Carlos
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One of the greatest
27 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

I'm so glad people are in here writing about this one. It's for me, one of the greatest documentaries showing true behind the scenes footage of a film. And I think it needs to be said time and time again really how great this film is. I wish that more stuff like this was shot on other films, where we got to see other directors working away...it's the oddest thing really but we hardly ever seem to see casual conversations between two people (on the set of a film) being shot very often, they're fascinating things to watch...Michael Palin does it on his documentaries.

What I have to mention here too is, what I think is a very good companion piece for Vivian Kubricks film, The Fred Dibnah Story which was shot at round about the same time...it goes from 1979 to early 90s and is in six episodes, thirty minutes per episode. It has the same style to it, a truly wonderful style I have to say.


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