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.
The shot of the tennis ball rolling into Danny's toys took fifty takes to get right.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
When Jack is angry in the kitchen after his argument with Wendy, he knocks kitchen utensils off the worktops, a couple of steel tins hit and bounce back off the camera. You can clearly see Jack start to laugh, but he goes back into character as he walks down the hall.
The movie's opening titles are also the only instance in any Kubrick film where scrolling credits, rather than title cards, are used.
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 (USA) (26 May 1980)
$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)
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