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The Shining

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film _The Shining_ (vhs/ntsc)atomjacked inventory cachereleased internal link1980
directed by internal linkStanley Kubrick 

Stanely Kubrick

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Indian artwork appear throughout the movie in wall hangings, carpets, architectural details and even the Colorado state flag. Yet  we never meet an actual Indian. But we do get to know, and like, and then see murdered, a powerful black character, Chef  Hallorann - the only person to die in the film other that the protagonist, villain and victim, Jack. The murdered black man lies across a large Indian design on the floor - victim of similar racist violence. Kubrick carefully controls every aspect of his films'  releases, including the publicity. The posters for The Shining that were used in Europe read across the top, "The wave of terror which swept across America," and centered below that, the two words "is here." At first glance this seemed to be a poster  bragging about the film's effect on America. But the film wasn't out yet when the posters first appeared. The wave of terror that  swept across America was the white man. As manager Ullman says in the opening interview, after telling Jack of the horrible  murders that took place earlier in the Overlook, "It's still hard for me to believe it actually happened here, but it did." The type of  people who partied in the Overlook included, as Ullman tells Jack and Wendy, "four presidents, movie stars." And when the internal linkimpressed Wendy asks, "Royalty?" Ullman replies simply, "All the best people." King's novel has nothing to do with any of these  themes. As he has with other books that gave their titles to his movies, Kubrick used the general setting and some of the elements of King's novel, while drastically altering other elements and ignoring much of it, to suit the needs of the multi-film oeuvre about mankind's inhumanity to man that he's been making at least since Dr. Strangelove.

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this one wasn't as critically acclaimed as his previous work, but still qualifies for me as the best crafted horror movie ever made. internal link_Sixth Sense_ (vhs/ntsc)atomjacked inventory cachemight give it a run, but that was more of a nice mix of mystery and horror, than a pure scarefest.  - @Om* 6/2/00

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As with some of his other movies, Kubrick ends The Shining with a powerful visual internal linkpuzzle that forces the audience to leave the  theater asking, "What was that all about?"The Shining ends with an extremely long camera shot moving down a hallway in the  Overlook, reaching eventually the central photo among 21 photos on the wall. The caption reads: "Overlook Hotel-July 4th Ball-1921." The answer to this puzzle, which is a master key to unlocking the whole movie, is that most Americans overlook the  fact that July Fourth was no ball, nor any kind of Independence day, for native Americans; that the weak American villain of the  film is the re-embodiment of the American men who massacred the Indians in earlier years; that Kubrick is examining and reflecting on a problem that cuts through the decades and centuries.

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The Shining - Elevator

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Stonehenge replica in front of Mt. Hood

Shining, The (internal link1980)

Overlooking the maze within the maze

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Cast (in credits order)
Jack Nicholson  ....  Jack Torrance
Shelley Duvall ....   Winifred "Wendy" Torrance
Danny Lloyd  ....  Danny Torrance
Scatman Crothers  ....  Dick Hallorann

Barry Nelson  ....   Stuart Ullman
Philip Stone (I)  ....   Delbert Grady
Joe Turkel (internal link_Blade Runner_   (vhs/ntsc)atomjacked inventory cache (1982) - Tyrrell) ....   Lloyd

Joe Turkel as 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 Daughter
Louise Burns (I)  ....   Grady Daughter
Robin Pappas ....    Nurse
Alison Coleridge ....  Ullman's Secretary
Burnell Tucker  ....   Policeman
Jana Sheldon  ....   Stewardess
Kate Phelps  ....    Receptionist
Norman Gay ....   Injured Guest with Head Wound

Directed by
Stanley Kubrick

Writing credits
Diane Johnson
Stephen King  (novel)
Stanley Kubrick

Produced by
Jan Harlan (executive)
Stanley Kubrick

Original music by
Wendy Carlos
Rachel Elkind

Non-original music by
Béla Bartók  (from "Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta")
Hector Berlioz
György Ligeti
Krzysztof Penderecki

Cinematography by
John Alcott

Film Editing by
Ray Lovejoy

Production Design by
Roy Walker

Art Direction
Leslie Tomkins

Costume Design by
Milena Canonero

Makeup Department
Leonard ....   hair stylist
Tom Smith  ....   makeup artist

Production Management
Douglas Twiddy ....   production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian W. Cook  ....    assistant director
Terry Needham ....  assistant director
Michael Stevenson   ....   assistant director

Sound Department
Dino Di Campo ....   sound effects editor
Jack T. Knight  ....    sound effects editor
Wyn Ryder  ....   sound effects editor

Other crew
Garrett Brown  ....    steadicam operator
Ted Churchill  ....    steadicam operator
Tessa Davies ....  set dresser
James Devis  ....    camera operator
Andros Epaminondas  ....   assistant to producer
Jim Freeman   ....   helicopter photography
Jo Gregory  ....   production accountant
Paul Kenward  ....   assistant camera
Katharina Kubrick ....  location assistant
Vivian Kubrick ....   art department (uncredited)
Greg MacGillivray  ....    helicopter photography
Douglas Milsome  ....  additional photographer
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Kelvin Pike  ....  camera operator
June Randall  ....  continuity
Leon Vitali  ....   personal assistant to director
Herbert von Karajan  ....  conductor: Bartók's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

Production Companies

Hawk Films
Warner Bros. [us]

Warner Bros. [us] (USA)

Also Known As:
Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' (1980)
Runtime: UK:146 (original release) / UK:119 (short version) / USA:146
Country: UK
internal linkLanguage: English
Color: Color
Sound Mix: Mono
Certification: UK:18 / USA:R / Germany:16 / Italy:VM14 / Netherlands:16 / Norway:18 / Sweden:15 /internal linkAustralia:M / internal linkFinland:K-18

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