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.
When Steadicam inventor and operator Garrett Brown was hired to work on the picture, he was assured that there was no way the shoot would run over six months, as he had to be back in the United States in six months time to shoot Rocky II (1979). Six months into the shoot, less than half the film had been shot, and for several months, Brown worked one week in London on this movie, and one week in Philadelphia on Rocky II (1979), commuting by Concorde every Sunday.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
When Danny has the tennis ball rolled to him in the Overlook Hotel, the carpet pattern on the floor changes between cuts.
The movie's opening titles are also the only instance in any Kubrick film where scrolling credits, rather than title cards, are used.
Stanley Kubrick shot Jack's typewriter pages in different languages for release in different countries. Such localized versions were released internationally in theaters, on video and on TV. The DVD releases of 2001 and 2007, however, only feature the English version of the text.
$622,337 (USA) (26 May 1980)
$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)
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