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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 »

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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

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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Connections

Featured in Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Valse Triste
Written by Jean Sibelius
Arranged and performed by Wendy Carlos
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One of the greatest
27 February 2008 | by Michael_Jonathan_DowswellSee 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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