R | | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
Because Danny Lloyd was so young, and since it was his first acting job, Stanley Kubrick was highly protective of the child. During the shooting of the movie, Lloyd was under the impression that the film he was making was a drama, not a horror movie. In fact, when Wendy carries Danny away while shouting at Jack in the Colorado Lounge, she is actually carrying a life-size dummy, so Lloyd would not have to be in the scene. He only realized the truth several years later, when he was shown a heavily edited version of the film. He did not see the uncut version of the film until he was seventeen, eleven years after he had made it.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
Obviously empty boxes fall on Jack when he gets up and stumbles into them after Wendy locks him in the storage room.
Actually, the boxes hit the floor with a soft, but quite audible thud because they are filled with light material, such as rice krispies and what appears to be mac & cheese, unlike the remainder of boxes, which are heavy tins of Libby's vegetables, etc.
The party music plays over the closing credits. After it ends, we hear the Overlook Hotel ghosts applaud. They then talk amongst themselves until their voices fade away.
In all previous video versions of The Shining, (prior to the 2001 DVD re-release), each title card failed to change in synchronization with the music. Upon being released on DVD, each title card does in fact change in sync with the music, the way it was originally intended.
$622,337 26 May 1980