The Shining

1980
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Title: The Shining

Original Title: The Shining

Year: 1980

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: October 05 1980
  • United States: May 23 1980

Plot

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) has a job interview for the post of watchman and maintenance of the Overlook Hotel in Colorado during the winter months. From November to May, the hotel is isolated due to heavy snow. Although the hotel owner warns Jack of the danger of isolation for so long since the last watchman went crazy and killed his family before kills himself. However Jack is isolation precisely what he wants to concentrate on finishing a book that he is writing.

Meanwhile, Jack's son, Danny, who has extrasensory powers that allow him to live past events that he haven't lived and see the future, have a vision about the hotel where newly hired his father, a vision full of blood.

Danny, with his mother, arrive at the hotel the day is closed to the public and begin to live there during those three months of isolation. At first everything is peace and quiet, but Jack begins to hear voices in his head ...

Awards

  • 1981 Razzie Awards: 2 0

Cast

Director:

Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick

Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson

Jack Torrance

Shelley Duvall

Shelley Duvall

Wendy Torrance

Danny Lloyd

Danny Lloyd

Danny Torrance

Scatman Crothers

Scatman Crothers

Dick Hallorann

Barry Nelson

Barry Nelson

Stuart Ullman

Tony Burton

Tony Burton

Larry Durkin

Philip Stone

Philip Stone

Delbert Grady

Videos

Spanish trailer 'The shining' 1:45
'The shining' subtitled trailer 2:12
'Th shining' trailer 1:27

'Th shining' trailer

August 2 2016

Photos

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Trivia

The script that might have been

Firstly, the film's script was going to be written by Stephen King himself but, after chatting with some people about Kubrick, he decided to pass him the token.

The movie did not like his real author

'The Shining' was eventually re-made as a 1997 miniseries that followed Stephen King's book more closely, because of his dissatisfaction with Stanley Kubrick's adaptation. However, Kubrick owned the rights to the 1980 adaptation, so in order for King to get the right to re-adapt his own book into the miniseries, Kubrick required that he sign a legally-binding contract that forced King to no longer be able to bring up frequent public criticism of Kubrick's film, save for the sole commentary that he was disappointed with Jack Nicholson's portrayal of Jack Torrance as though he had been insane before his arrival at the Overlook Hotel.

Changes in the script

Stanley Kubrick's eccentricities are known to all, so Jack Nicholson stopped trying to learn the script from start to finish. Only what was to be filmed the next day was studied.

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