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The Shining (1980)
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The Shining (1980) A novelist - Jack Torrance take a job interview as winter caretaker of the isolated, old, huge and beautiful Overlook Hotel. In the interview, Jack is told by the manager himself, that the previous caretaker - Grady, chopped his family and later killed himself with a shotgun. Ignoring the story, Jack brings his wife - Wendy and his son Danny. It happens that Danny, has a mysterious power known as "The Shining" that shows him things from the past and future. Some of the visions come from Tony - "the little boy who lives in Danny's mouth". Danny meets Hallorann - the hotel cook in their first day arriving at the Overlook, who also has this "Shining" and he warns him about the hotel and the sinister Room 237. As the days go by, Danny has visions of previous guests and employees who died at the hotel years before, meanwhile Jack starts driving into insanity, turning more and more aggressive, at the point that Danny and Wendy gets convinced that Jack might try to do the same thing, Grady did.

Movie Tagline:
The tide of terror that swept America IS HERE[UK Poster]

Title: Shining, The
Release Date: May 23, 1980
Runtime: 142 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: UK, USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 8.5
Buried.com Rating: 9.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: R

Stanley Kubrick

Jack Nicholson ...Jack Torrance
Shelley Duvall ...Wendy Torrance
Danny Lloyd ...Danny Torrance
Scatman Crothers ...Dick Hallorann
Barry Nelson ...Stuart Ullman
Philip Stone ...Delbert Grady
Joe Turkel ...Lloyd the Bartender
Anne Jackson ...Doctor
Tony Burton ...Larry Durkin
Lia Beldam ...young Woman in Bath
Billie Gibson ...Old Woman in Bath
Barry Dennen ...Bill Watson
David Baxt ...Forest Ranger #1
Manning Redwood ...Forest Ranger #2
Lisa Burns ...Grady Twin Daughter
Louise Burns ...Grady Twin Daughter
Robin Pappas ...Nurse
Alison Coleridge ...Secretary
Burnell Tucker ...Policeman
Jana Shelden ...Stewardess
Kate Phelps ...Receptionist
Norman Gay ...Injured Guest
Vivian Kubrick ...Smoking Guest on Ballroom Couch
Derek Lyons ...Overlook Hotel Bellhop
Glenn Rinker ...Himself / Television news anchor

Robert Fryer
Jan Harlan
Mary Lea Johnson
Stanley Kubrick
Martin Richards

Stephen King
Stanley Kubrick
Diane Johnson

Wendy Carlos
Rachel Elkind

The Shining Horror Film Trailer 1
The Shining Horror Film Trailer 2

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Music for strings, percussion and Celesta (Movement III)"
"Rocky Mountains"
"The Awakening of Jakob"
"Utrenja - Ewangelia"
"Utrenja - Kanon Paschy"
"De Natura Sonoris No.1"
"De Natura Sonoris No.2"

More Movie Taglines:
  • The tide of terror that swept America IS HERE[UK Poster]
  • A Masterpiece Of Modern Horror
  • Stanley Kubrick's epic nightmare of horror
  • The Horror is driving him crazy
  • He Came As The Caretaker, But This Hotel Had Its Own Guardians
  • Who'd Been There A Long Time
Movie Quote(s):
  • Dick Hallorann: Mrs. Torrance, your husband inroduced you as Winifred. Now, are you a Winnie or a Freddy? Wendy Torrance: I'm a Wendy. Dick Hallorann: Oh. That's nice, that's the prettiest.
  • Wendy Torrance: [crying] Stay away from me. Jack Torrance: Why? Wendy Torrance: I just wanna go back to my room! Jack Torrance: Why? Wendy Torrance: Well, I'm very confused, and I just need time to think things over! Jack Torrance: You've had your whole FUCKING LIFE to think things over, what good's a few minutes more gonna do you now? Wendy Torrance: Please! Don't hurt me! Wendy Torrance: I'm not gonna hurt you. Jack Torrance: Stay away from me! Jack Torrance: Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in. [Wendy gasps] Jack Torrance: Gonna bash 'em right the fuck in! ha ha ha Wendy Torrance: Stay away from me! Don't hurt me! Jack Torrance: [sarcastically] I'm not gonna hurt ya... Wendy Torrance: Stay away! Stop it! Jack Torrance: Stop swingin' the bat. Put the bat down, Wendy. Wendy? Give me the bat...
  • [Past guests at the Overlook Hotel] Stuart Ullman: Four presidents, movie stars... Wendy Torrance: Royalty? Stuart Ullman: All the best people.
  • Dick Hallorann: Some places are like people: some shine and some don't.
  • Lloyd: Women. Can't live with them, can't live without them. Jack Torrance: Words of wisdom, Lloyd, my man. Words of wisdom.
Movie Trivia:
  • During the making of the movie, Stanley Kubrick would occasionally call Stephen King at 3:00 a.m. and ask him questions like "Do you believe in God?"
  • Stephen King was first approached by Stanley Kubrick about making a film version of 'The Shining' via an early morning phone call (England is five hours ahead of Maine in time zones). King, suffering from a hangover, shaving and at first thinking one of his kids was injured, was shocked when his wife told him Kubrick was really on the phone. King recalled that the first thing Kubrick did was to immediately start talking about how optimistic ghost stories are, because they suggest that humans survive death. "What about hell?" King asked. Kubrick paused for several moments before finally replying, "I don't believe in hell."
  • The Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood in Oregon was used for the front exterior, but all the interiors as well as the back of the hotel were specially built at Elstree Studios in London, England. The management of the Timberline requested that Stanley Kubrick not use 217 for a room number (as specified in the book), fearing that nobody would want to stay in that room ever again. Kubrick changed the script to use the nonexistent room number 237.
  • The book that Jack was writing contained the one sentence ("All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy") repeated over and over. Stanley Kubrick had each page individually typed. For the Italian version of the film, Kubrick used the phrase "Il mattino ha l' oro in bocca" ("He who wakes up early meets a golden day"). For the German version, it was "Was Du heute kannst besorgen, das verschiebe nicht auf Morgen" ("Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today"). For the Spanish version, it was "No por mucho madrugar amanece más temprano" ("Rising early will not make dawn sooner."). For the French version, it was "Un 'Tiens' vaut mieux que deux 'Tu l'auras'" ("A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush").
  • Stanley Kubrick decided that having the hedge animals come alive (as they do in the book) was unworkable due to restrictions in special effects, so he opted for a hedge maze instead.
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