R | | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
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?" Steven Spielberg had heard this story, and asked Kubrick if it was true. Kubrick denied that it happened.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
There are several large windows along a wall in the master bedroom of the caretaker's quarters. However, these windows cannot exist based on the architecture of the Overlook as seen from the external shot when Wendy pushes Danny out the bathroom window and down the snow drift. This is one of many intentional impossibilities in the architecture of the Overlook. Among others, there are doors where no room can exist, hallways that are impossible and stairways that could lead nowhere. This is to make the Overlook appear more labyrinthine and out-worldly.
The movie's opening titles are also the only instance in any Kubrick film where scrolling credits, rather than title cards, are used.
$622,337 (USA) (26 May 1980)
$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)
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