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.
Although she was already transitioning, Wendy Carlos was credited as Walter Carlos on Kubrick's previous film, A Clockwork Orange. For this film, she is credited by her female name, having already gone public with her transition.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
When Wendy brings Jack breakfast in bed, they appear to change sides, but in fact, the first shot is in a mirror.
The party music plays over the closing credits. After it ends, we hear the Overlook Hotel ghosts applaud. They then talk amongst themselves until their voices fade away.
ABC edited 4 minutes from the film for its 1983 network television premiere.
$622,337 (USA) (26 May 1980)
$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)
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