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.
The eerie "music for strings" section of the soundtrack was previously used in two Doctor Who (1963) serials in 1967.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
When Jack enters Mr. Ullman's office for the interview, you can see Kubrick's head and a crew member reflected in the window.
After the 146 minute version of the film was met with poor reviews and weak box office in the US, Stanley Kubrick re-edited the film for European release, removing 24 minutes of footage. Included in the removed footage were the entire performances of Anne Jackson as the Doctor and Tony Burton as Larry. However, both Jackson and Burton's names were still listed in the opening credits despite them no longer appearing in the film.
$622,337 (USA) (26 May 1980)
$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)
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