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 "Making-of" documentary shot by Vivian Kubrick shows that the hedge maze set, while nowhere nearly as large as the maze in the film (which was mostly a matte painting), was still large and complex enough to require a detailed map. In the commentary for her ... ...
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
The hedge maze that is supposedly behind the hotel is not visible during the aerial shot of the entire building at the beginning of the film.
The movie's opening titles are also the only instance in any Kubrick film where scrolling credits, rather than title cards, are used.
$622,337 (USA) (26 May 1980)
$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)
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