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 both past and future.
In the novel and the miniseries, Jack was a teacher at a prep school, but lost his job after hitting a student. He managed to get a few stories published in local magazines.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
During the bat scene, the bear rug in front of the fireplace disappears and reappears.
The movie's opening titles are also the only instance in any Kubrick film where scrolling credits, rather than title cards, are used.
When released theatrically in the United States, the film ran approx. 146 minutes. However, as explained above, three weeks into its release, Kubrick cut the 2 minute coda from the end of the film, reducing its length to 144 minutes. After meeting with poor reviews and erratic box office, Kubrick decided to further edit the film for its theatrical release outside the US. He cut approximately 31 minutes of footage, reducing the length to 113 minutes. The 144 minute 'US version' is often erroneously called the director's cut when in fact director Kubrick regards both the 119 minute version and the 144 minute version as director's cuts. Nevertheless, the longer version is the version now most commonly available. The following is a list of all the scenes or parts of scenes not present in the shorter 'European version':
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