Paramount at the Movies Presents: The Shining [R]
Movies | 10/13/2023 | 7:30PM
Academy Award® winner Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall star in director Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s disturbing blockbuster horror novel. Writer Jack Torrance (Nicholson), a former alcoholic, accepts a job as the winter caretaker for a hotel high in the Rocky Mountains, isolating him, his wife (Duvall), and their psychic young son until spring. But when the first blizzard blocks the only road out, the hotel’s stored energy from evil past deeds begins to drive Jack insane…and there may be no escape for his family in this haunting story of madness, memory, and violence.
Image credit: Warner Bros. Classics
Did you know?
- For the scene in which Jack breaks down the bathroom door, the props department built a door that could be easily broken. However, Jack Nicholson had worked as a volunteer fire marshal and tore it apart far too easily. The props department were then forced to build a stronger door.
- To get Jack Nicholson in the right agitated mood, he was fed only cheese sandwiches for two weeks, which he hates.
- The “snowy” maze near the conclusion of the movie consisted of nine hundred tons of salt and crushed Styrofoam.
- The MPAA did not allow blood to be shown in any trailers that would be seen by all ages. Director Stanley Kubrick persuaded them that the blood was rusty water and got the trailer passed.
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