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.
Garrett Brown accomplished many of the ultra-low tracking corridor sequences from a wheelchair, on which his invention was mounted. Grips would either pull backward or push forward the wheelchair, depending on the requirement of the shot.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
When Danny first discovers Room 237 while riding his tricycle, there is a door to the top right of him that is closed. In the next shot of him looking at Room 237, that same door is now open.
The movie's opening titles are also the only instance in any Kubrick film where scrolling credits, rather than title cards, are used.
Early releases featured end credits in the same blue as in the opening titles, instead of the white credits seen today.
Music by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performed by Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia w Katowicach (uncredited)
Conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki (uncredited)
$622,337 (USA) (26 May 1980)
$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)
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