-Director: Stanley Kubrick
~Based on the novel by Stephen King
~screenplay: Diane Johnson and Stanley Kubrick
-nacionality (director): U.S.A
-Danny Torrance: Redrum. Redrum. REDRUM!
[Wendy sees the word in the mirror which spells “murder” backwards]
-Jack Torrance: [smashing the door to bits with an axe] Wendy, I’m home.
-According to Shelley Duvall the infamous ‘Heere’s Johnny!’ scene took 3 days to film and the use of 60 doors.
-The throwing around of the tennis ball inside the Overlook Hotel was Jack Nicholson’s idea. The script originally only specified that, “Jack is not working”.
-Stanley Kubrick, known for his compulsiveness and numerous retakes, got the difficult shot of blood pouring from the elevators in only three takes. This would be remarkable if it weren’t for the fact that the shot took nine days to set up; every time the doors opened and the blood poured out, Kubrick would say, “It doesn’t look like blood.” In the end, the shot took approximately a year to get right.
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was rocking back and forth in the chair, bored out of his mind, when suddenly
the air conditioning unit in the wall made a bunch of clunking and grinding
noises. Smoke started to pour out of the unit and Sam threw his head back in
annoyance. “Oh come on, I – I didn’t – I wasn’t…” He sighed and stood up,
cautiously approaching it.
soon as he got within a few steps of it, it went up in flames. Sam grabbed a
comforter off one of the beds and started beating on the unit, trying to
smother the fire. When the fire in the AC unit was out, Sam stood up with a
victorious look on his face until he realized his jacket sleeve had caught
fire. He panicked and tried to smother it with the curtain, ripping the curtain
away and falling backwards, knocking himself unconscious on the floor. Two men,
Kubrick and Creedy, stared through the window and smiled as they watched.
Kubrick looked to the sky and said a small thank you.