the-overlook-hotel:

These three continuity Polaroids are all that publicly remain of a hospital scene epilogue that Kubrick decided to remove from The Shining after just a few days of release.

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Stanley Kubrick directs Jack Nicholson on the Gold Room Bar set of The Shining.

the-overlook-hotel:

Stanley Kubrick directs Jack Nicholson on the Gold Room Bar set of The Shining.

wweird:

scratchman:

mattbraunger:

fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

Jack Nicholson preparing for the famous ax scene.

The Shining (1980)

This. Is. Incredible.

If I ever had the opportunity to go batshit fucking crazy with an axe YOU BET YOUR ASS I’D DO THIS EXACT SAME THING

i like how shes just like “bye”

the-overlook-hotel:

On “Closing Day” in The Shining, when Jack is sitting and waiting in the lobby for Stuart Ullman and Bill Watson to give him a tour of the hotel, he’s inexplicably reading a copy of Playgirl Magazine.

The issue he’s reading is from January, 1978, which would have come out near the beginning of the film’s production. Some might posit that this is a prank on Jack Nicholson’s part, but that’s highly unlikely given the degree of control Kubrick had over every image in The Shining.

The choice of this particular issue is interesting for three reasons: First, the cover image is portraying a couple winding down from a New Year’s Eve celebration, which relates to the Gold Room’s 1921 New Year’s Eve Ball. Second, the cover image’s prominent use of a mirror, which ties in neatly to the pervasive use of mirrors throughout the entire film. Finally, one of the cover articles is about sexual abuse of children, specifically, incest. There are many people who believe that Jack Torrance’s abuse of Danny went beyond breaking his arm. Kubrick has never spoken about this topic specifically, although in an interview with Michel Ciment, he references Danny’s “frightening and disturbing childhood,” as well as Danny having been “brutalized by his father”.

As with nearly everything Kubrick chose to include in The Shining, the presence of this magazine is open to speculation – yet there are no concrete answers.

the-overlook-hotel:

Never-before-published behind-the-scenes photo of actor Jack Nicholson posed for his final moment frozen in the snow. This side angle reveals the crude bracing system of wood and styrofoam that was built to hold Nicholson as still as possible for the lengthy shot.
(photo courtesy Prop Store)

the-overlook-hotel:

Never-before-published behind-the-scenes photo of actor Jack Nicholson posed for his final moment frozen in the snow. This side angle reveals the crude bracing system of wood and styrofoam that was built to hold Nicholson as still as possible for the lengthy shot.

(photo courtesy Prop Store)

the-overlook-hotel:

Never-before-published photograph of director Stanley Kubrick standing on the set of the hedge maze from The Shining.
(Original photo in personal collection of Lee Unkrich)

the-overlook-hotel:

Never-before-published photograph of director Stanley Kubrick standing on the set of the hedge maze from The Shining.

(Original photo in personal collection of Lee Unkrich)

peppeps-computer:

it’s kind of amazing how shelley duvall’s face is actually the scariest part of The Shining

Some places are like people: some shine and some don’t. - The Shining (1980).