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All work and no Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day makes Jack a dull boy.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I’m a big fan of call backs and the circular nature of things. It’s why I love The Dark Tower series so much and it’s why you’re seeing me end the month long horror run of BtSPotD with a BTS photo from The Shining. If you remember I started off the month with a great photo of the creepy evil twin girls from The Shining and I’m ending it with a fantastic photo taken by Stanley Kubrick himself during the filming of one of my all time favorite horror movies. It’s a flat out beautiful shot. I don’t know guys, I think that Kubrick guy knew his way around a camera. Enjoy the photo and click to make big! If your tastes are anything close to mine you’ll want this as your desktop image.

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Happy Halloween everybody! As I do every year, I now let you get into the mood… with Mr. Tim Curry who proves that anything can indeed happen on Halloween.

Tomorrow’s pic will give ya’ a shave and a haircut… two bits! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers
- The Trouble With Harry
- Beetlejuice
- The Shining
- Thriller
- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate
- The Fly (1958)
- Halloween
- Army of Darkness
- Frankenstein
- Seed of Chucky
- Psycho
- John Carpenter’s The Thing (Bottin)
- Creature From the Black Lagoon
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
- Creepshow
- Night of the Living Dead (’68)
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- Silence of the Lambs- The Exorcist
- Alien (crouching alien)
- Alfred Hitchcock being awesome
- Son of Frankenstein
- The Mummy (1932)
- Re-Animator
- Nosferatu (1979)
- Nosferatu (1922)
- War of the Worlds
- Vincent (Tim Burton)
- Evil Dead II
- The Evil Dead


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  • Oct. 31, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Classy

    by A G

    Kubrick just had a way.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    wow

    by Lobot

    but who's the chick? and first?

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    so tomorrow will be roger rabbit?

    by Bouncy X

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    The scariest part of this movie

    by disfigurehead

    Shelly Duval.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Amen disfigurehead. Amen.

    by SoylentMean

    Terribly miscast. Totally grating. Yet I still love the movie.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    happy halloween everyone!

    by billyhitchcock1

    just watched Madman (1982). it was shit :-)

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Shelly Duvall

    by BlaGyver

    I dunno. I dislike her strongly in the role, but once you get towards the end when the shit is hitting the fan, she comes through. The "all work, no play" scene is creepy as shit, and her reaction to it is what makes the scene for me. Oh, and if you don't like this movie, you probably suck. This is at the top of my top 3 horror films list, ahead of Nightmare on Elm Street and Phantasm

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Thats sum fruitty ass Tim Curry shit...

    by Red43jes

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    My Favourite So Far

    by MaliceHighload

    Thanks.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Pennywise just got a little less scary

    by lochkray

    Great BTS pic. Awful, awful video. Awful, awful, awful, awful. I loved it.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Kubrick's daughter perhaps?

    by theyreflockingthisway

    It's definately no one from the film.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Why do so many bash shelly Duvall

    by corplhicks

    She was perfect. Early on played the slightly dimwitted mom and then later on played the scared out of her fucking mind mom the best. Her eyes her look. Shaking while holding the knife. Etc she was perfect !!!

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Love It

    by secretcylon

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Hello?

    by secretcylon

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Sorry.

    by secretcylon

    My first post didn't show up for a while. Hence the "Hello?"

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    seriously..

    by maxwell's hammer

    ...anybody who can sing the line "Your dentist could turn into a queen / Has anybody seen my tambourine" with that much earnest conviction has my vote for best actor ever to appear in a made-for-tv HBO Halloween children's movie. Fact.<BR> <BR> "The Worst Witch" owns all your asses!!

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Kubrick's Daughter

    by saintaugust

    Pretty sure the Girl in the Photo is Vivian Kubrick. Kubrick's daughter who made the "Making of The Shining" documentary.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Set as desktop background

    by folamour

    Done Thanks for this awesome pic!

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    It's out of focus!....Oh....

    by blackmantis

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    It's like Kubrick's Las Meninas

    by PSJ

    You know I looked at this in full resolution and somewhere during, my mouse brought me to a spot (a shot might be a better word?) where I could only see Nicholson, standing, out of focus and with Kubrick's mug in the background framed within the mirror that he's taking a photograph of a mirror. Let's just say that for a split second I forgot what I was looking at and got the effect of Kubrick transfigured. My heart is still beating.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Shelley Duvall is pretty much miscast in everything

    by TresEquis

    When I was three years old and watched the Robin Williams' Popeye movie on constant loop, even then I was wondering why an HNIC like Popeye was so twisted over Shelley Duvall.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    the Shining is so overrated

    by smackfu

    Sorry, thought I'd get that in before the hipster douchebags. Greatest movie ever.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Tim Curry sings like David Bowie.

    by Orionsangels

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    "You a married man Grady?"

    by phifty2

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    corplhicks

    by phifty2

    I agree. In the book she's described as a blonde but other than that Shelly nailed it. I wouldn't want anyone else in the role. Plus I love watching her crumble into tears in the making of doc.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Great picture

    by palimpsest

    And Tim Curry is the king / queen of ham. Awesome.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    I was going to say "duh it's Coppola's daughter"

    by phifty2

    Coppola move. Whoever she is, she's hot. Or was.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Fucking archaic web site.

    by phifty2

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    The Worst Witch

    by dukeroberts

    Wow. I thought that movie was awful 20+ years ago. I was so right, more so than I thought. Did JK Rowling get the idea for Harry Potter from this movie?

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Amazing

    by scrote

    First pic I can recall seeing Kubrick with anything approaching a smile. As much as I have issues with the adaptation, this is still one hell of a movie. Cheers Quint. Happy Halloween everyone.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Incredible.

    by Traumnovelle

    This is one of my favorite BTS pics so far. Great shit, thank you Quint.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    THE SHINING has endured

    by No Respectable Gentleman

    Much as I loved it when it opened, there was a general feeling at the time that the film was a bit listless and not particularly scary (when compared to the recent FRIDAY THE 13th, for example). But I remember Jack Nicholson declaring that "The Shining will be around when other films of its type have faded." So it amuses me (as much as it pleases me) that it's now regarded as a classic. Ditto BLADE RUNNER and THE THING.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    It's a bloody awful photo

    by catlettuce4

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Sweet. Roger Rabbit has some good BTS picture potential.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Braindrain

    by Quint

    Wrong on both counts. Look at the list of previous BTS pics at the bottom of the article.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Who's the skirt?

    by Tall_Boy66

    Probably rockin a wild 70s bush but I wouldn't mind.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    The scene with Lloyd the barman.

    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    Pure Jack greatness. I fucking love this film.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Has anybody seen my tambourine?

    by Horgy

    Did they make that video at the mall?

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Supposedly Kubrick called Stephen King when they were filming...

    by CountryBoy

    ... and was like, "Aren't all ghost stories essentially OPTIMISTIC? Because they posit a life after death, and that we go on, and there is a god...?" I would love to have heard King's response...

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Okay

    by Ditko

    That IS an amazing pic. And trust me, I know my Kubrick.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    The Worst Witch

    by Waspo

    Freaking loved this movie growing up. Glad to see someone else enjoyed Tim Curry kicking @$$ in this movie.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Friday the 13th Series

    by Bumb48

    Had much better tits then that old bitch in the shower and Shelly Duvall.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Open message to all AICN readers...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...and, honestly, I'm not trolling, but does everyone really think this film is the 'greatest hooror film of all time'?<p>Only I think it's crap. Tedious, dull and punching ridiculously above it's actual cinematic weight.<p>Ok, I know most of you will disagree, so let's already take it for granted that I'm a twat who knows nothing about cinema and Kubrick could do no wrong, but if there's someone, somewhere in AICN-land who doesn't have this on their all-time top ten, please let me know...just for a bit of soildarity!

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    And yes, I said 'hooror'

    by BiggusDickus

    Jesus...

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    BiggusDickus..

    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    It's slow, it takes it's time, It's atmospheric and beautiful. Yet.. it's not in my top ten of all time. Thirty maybe. I'm a big Jack fan from that era, Cuckoos nest is a better film, and in some ways, more horrific. It is what it is. The book owns the film. Oh, and i don't like Kubrick either. His films generally bore me, but not this one.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    If that's Vivienne, She Was in a Movie

    by Aquatarkusman

    She was the little girl on the orbiting telephone call in 2001.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    red43jes

    by SawyerSolo

    u made me piss my pants--yea super frutti

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Shelly Duval while................

    by RoarsLoudly

    Not perfect casting did an incredible portrayal of the character.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    How could one man be so talented?

    by mraig

    The framing and composition and lighting and everything in Kubrick's films is so perfect in such a hard to define way -- his movies definitely have their flaws, but they are all pieces of art, and none of them is ever uninteresting to look at. Fuck, photos like this -- just a snapshot! -- show that, whatever else he was, the man just had a fucking gift for creating interesting images with a camera.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    One of the best films ever.

    by MainMan2001

    Honestly if you don't like this movie, no sorry, if you don't love this movie you aren't worth talking to

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Awesome pic.

    by jimmy_009

    Unexpected, keeps your eyes moving all over the photo, tells a story.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Best horror movie ever made

    by jimmy_009

    Still my favorite, and gets better with every viewing.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Think that pic is good

    by misterk360

    Check out the book of early photography titled "Stanley Kubrick: Drama & Shadows ". aspolutely amazing wha the was doing at 19 years of age with a still camera.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    King's "The Shining" VS. Kubrick's "The Shining"

    by slone13

    <p>King's novel is about a troubled man who goes crazy.</p> <p>Kubrick's film is about a crazy man who goes bat-shit fucking insane.</p> <p>HUGE difference. Kubrick should have stuck closer to the book. The hedge maze is vastly inferior to killer topiary animals. And turning Dick Hallorann into nothing more than a red herring is a fucking crime.</p>

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Kubrick photography is best protography

    by majorax

    Wow! Thanks Quint!

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain

    by EpilepticLurcher

    Nope. Nobody cares.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    I'm watching Night Of The Living Dead as my...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...Halloween treat to myself.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    tim curry for bat villan in batman 2

    by korkie70

    vote!

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Great pic but agree with sloan

    by JCDark

    What makes King's book a classic is Torrence's flawed but loving father struggles as he descends into insane murderer. Sorry folks, but Kubrick blew it big time.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    As for Duvall...

    by JCDark

    She was horribly miscast. Yes, Wendy in the novel is a blonde, but she's also a strong, capable woman, not the sniveling, whining snot job Duvall portrays her as. Rebecca De Mornay comes closer in the mini-series, which unfortunately is flawed with weak dialogue and Weber. A definitive film of The Shining has yet to be made, maybe one of these days.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    The book is still the best

    by tangcameo

    I think only an HBO miniseries will make a halfway decent movie version. I want to see the phantom bicycle crash scene, and the play within the story acted out, and Halloran's seatmate on the flight back to Denver. And only Fishburne or Samuel L for Halloran will do now (sorry, Morgan, you're too old now). Although I will watch anything Rebecca D is in. Especially 'And God Created Woman' ...the first half hour of it. Repeatedly.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    King Had His Chance In 1997

    by dasplatten

    To finally put his grand vision on the screen, and he fucking blew it big time. The novell was filled wih sentimental drivel and whiny alcoholic remorse; Kubrick cuts the story to the bare bones and leafs your imagination do the rest. Unless you have no imagination, then you will prefer King and Mick Garriss' stupid version. To be honest, it looks like fan fiction in comparison to the 1980 film. My favorite part of the whole saga is that when King bought the rights back from Kubrick (yes, it happened), Kubrick included a shut the FuCK UP clause, preventing King from badmouthing Kubricks film for the rest of King's life. Time has shown whose version is the more enduring.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    And another thing: croquet mallets.

    by dasplatten

    You know how much those things weigh? About 8 ounces at the heavy part. If my dad whacked me with one of those I'd shoo him away, not die. Kubrick tried it, it looked stupid, they switched to an axe. Garris and King tried it, it looked totally fucking stupid, and they went with it anyway.

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Tim Curry = Legend

    by cgh123

  • Oct. 31, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    The problem with Duvall ...

    by embrasure

    That unbelievably annoying crying snot-snort thing she does throughout the entire final act. I really can't understand how such a notorious perfectionist like Kubrick would *intentionally* include that. Takes me right out of the film every time.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Top 5 BTSP

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    great one...very cool that Kubrick snapped it himself

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Kubrick was always smart to keep a small crew

    by TheJudger

    and demand preformances from his actors. I think it's kind of sad that actors dont let directors puppet them that much anymore. You have to trust the vision. Actors shoud never feel above the vision. They should ask the director as amnay times as is they can what the director wants. I love watching a director get out of his chair move the camera around himself. dfictate to the actors how they need to move and emote. I just fucking love that. Kubrick could wear people out. He kept his crew small as fuck and he saw something he wanted and he pushed until he got it. Keep it small stay involved and listen to the fucking director!

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST

    of course it should be in your top 10.

    by Star Hump

    for fucks sake. The score is superb, always crucial in a horror movie. The visuals are rich, fast-moving at times and then slower. The movie has a great pace and creepy visuals in abundance. The acting is uniformly excellent. Some say Jack goes ott but really it's just a commitment to insanity, fueled by an addiction to alcohol, tormented by ghosts. And Shelley Duvall's character is nervewracking.<p> Then there's the isolated, gigantic hotel, the high mountain blizzard, closing in every second, a total white-out. Then, the maze... The Shining delivers the goods.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Most thrilling horror movie ever.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Thanks to some brilliant steady cam work!

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 3:22 a.m. CST

    True or false?

    by UrbanSamurai

    I once read somewhere that Kubrick HATED Shelley Duvall personally. There is the myth around that he made her do about 50 takes of the scene where she shuts the door of the freezer to trap Jack Nicholson. ...Maybe that was the thing about Kubrick: As much as in the weird chemistry between Cruise and Kidman he saw something in Duvall's acting that he thought would positiviely contribute to the overall movie. What it is I do not know, mind you. Last time I saw the movie I rooted for Jack to finally shut that whining bitch up for good....

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Shelly Duvall couldn't be better

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    kind of reminds me of an ex. Luckily I managed to resist going after her with an axe.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 4:35 a.m. CST

    One of the greatest films ever made

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Absolute genius.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 5:25 a.m. CST

    How come the extended version isn't on Region2 DVD?

    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    Kind of pisses me off. Don't know what i'm missing besides about 30 minutes.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Kubrick's THE SHINING Makes King's Book Irrelevant

    by LaserPants

    as anything other than source material. Kubrick took King's pedestrian ideas and made them into an EPIC WORK OF ART. No wonder King hates it -- it's SO much better it makes the source material almost entirely irrelevant.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

    How does appearing in such an awful video

    by duct tape wallet

    NOT end someone's career? Yee-ow! It's like a video from the same visual genius behind "The Never Ending Story" and "Babes in Toyland" (The one with with Keanu and Drew). Ewww!

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Tim Curry could have been the next

    by Dazzler69

    Vincent Price...

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    I spent some time with Diane Johnson, the cowriter

    by fiester

    of the screenplay with Kubrick. She said Stanley was a bit of a kook and would call her at all hours of the day or night nonstop. She also said Stanley wanted nothing to do with Stephen King and essentially froze him out of the film completely.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    wah

    by elizapaji

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  • Nov. 1, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    yep, great pic. Duvall is perfect casting

    by smudgewhat

    she's playing a somewhat insecure / not-fully-aware, but caring woman who does not see or heed the early warning signs of what Jack is and will fatalistically become. that's a tough role to have that much screaming and crying and make it meaningful. we really feel her growing horror. she's equal to nicholson in this flick and never goes over top.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    ΗΕΕΕΕΕΕΕΕΕΕΕΕΕΕΕΕRE'S

    by KilliK

    KUBRICK

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    the sly look on Jack's face

    by slickerynodes

    when he thinks he's gonna get laid in room 237 beats most acting in movies today.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    so many great scenes

    by smudgewhat

    think of how skillful Nicholson had to be in that scene with Danny in the bedroom where he's telling him how much he loves him but he's mirroring the twins saying they're gonna stay at the hotel 'forever and ever and ever'. CREEPY! i would say the ONLY moment i don't like is when the hot naked chick turns into the old dead lady. her overdubbed laugh strikes me a little fake and the slow lurch towards the camera seems a bit wrong. but otherwise this movie rocks my sox.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    hey slickery

    by smudgewhat

    yeah jack's face is all kinds of bad. b/c he's thinking 'i'm gonna get some' but he's also thinking 'i'm gonna get some and some evil and i'm getting evil and i like getting some and getting evil.' it's a complex thing i feel there. like he's on the edge of reveling in the badness. and then of course he does.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Kubrick wins out again..

    by skimn

    just like 2001, critics were not kind to The Shining when it was released. But now its considered a classic. Time does catch up with genius.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    that scene in the bathroom is classic

    by Crimson Dynamo

    that is a classic scene in the bathroom, when nicholson is telling the waiter he chopped his daughter up into little bits. my wife and i were watching the shining, and during that scene i said only one other actor can bug out like nicholson, and before i could even say it my wife said "michael keaton"

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Yeah but watch Orson Welles drunk and then

    by UltraTron

    more Orson Welles drunk. It is funny

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    No Lobot. Maybe someday on your death bed

    by UltraTron

    with a holographic iPad floating next to your face- tapping the holo-keypad with your tongue. I have faith in you Lobot. I know in my gut that before you expend your last breath you will have obtained a first post. I have at least 20 over the years. You can have all of them if you like.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Yeah but Keaton's bugging out is never

    by UltraTron

    convincing. He's suited for comedy and emotional drama. He's great in the other guys- more comedy for Keaton please

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Look, I love the book and all

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    but Kubricks films is sheer fucking horror genius. <p> and Braindrain putting Friday the 13th over Alien doesn't surprise me for some reason...

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    FWIW, that's Anya Kubrick...

    by CarsonDyle62

    ...pictured with her late father.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    I missed the topiary too,

    by eustisclay

    ...but if I remember right, I read something when they made the movie about how they couldn't pull it off without loonig silly. I can see that. Now, of course, there'd be no problem, but in 1980?

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Why this is the greatest horror film of all time...

    by theyreflockingthisway

    it satisfies both people who like supernatural horror movies and psychological horror films. It's open to interpretation if the ghosts are actually real or if it's all to do with cabin fever/insanity. <br><br> Anyway it still wont be everyone's favourite horror movie, but I think that's why it's so highly regarded. Even if you think ghost stories are stupid, there's still a lot in this film for you.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Why this is the greatest horror film of all time...

    by theyreflockingthisway

    it satisfies both people who like supernatural horror movies and psychological horror films. It's open to interpretation if the ghosts are actually real or if it's all to do with cabin fever/insanity. <br><br> Anyway it still wont be everyone's favourite horror movie, but I think that's why it's so highly regarded. Even if you think ghost stories are stupid, there's still a lot in this film for you.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    I miss Jack...

    by alxorange

    ...being young. Wish he could dip his toe in the fountain of youth.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Crimson Dynamo Michael Keaton only if..

    by MurderMostFowl

    He did it as Beetlejuice

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    I do believe that people who don't like this movie...

    by ufoclub1977

    or who even propose there is anything superior in the Stephen King made for tv movie.... Have absolutely no instinct or emotional response to interesting and great cinema. Just the opening credits of this film is more daring, more startling, more dynamic, and more thoughtful, and more deeply dreadful (that's a good thing in this case) than the entire length of the Stephen King produced version. The only scene that doesn't work for me in this film is the response to the doctor that Wendy (Shelly Duval) has when she nervously lights the cigarette. That part seems like awkward acting to me... but outside of that she was perfectly cast. Perfect. Casting the typical blonde lead is just common and not interesting. Casting Shelly Duvall is casting someone that looks and acts like a character in a strange universe. And a strange and malevolent universe is what Kubrick created. With no silly topiary animals come to life.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    really cool shining styled music video

    by crispengloverdirectedme

    http://tinyurl.com/28lf2vm saw this the other day. pretty good tribute...

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 6:04 a.m. CST

    I think the girl from the pciture is Viviane Kubrick

    by AsimovLives

    Kubrick's youngest daughter. She is a real cutie. Under the pseudonimum Abigail Mead she composed the score for FULL METAL JACKED, and she filmed a very good documentary of the making of THE SHINING when she was 19.<br><br>As for Kubrick, he started as a photographer, a damn good one, one of his first photos made the cover of Time, i believe, showing a newstand seller sad with the news of Rosevelt's death. That photo is legendary. He won an award for that. Small wonder he could do such a great photo as the one shown above.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 6:07 a.m. CST

    ufoclub1977

    by AsimovLives

    "I do believe that people who don't like this movie or who even propose there is anything superior in the Stephen King made for tv movie... Have absolutely no instinct or emotional response to interesting and great cinema."<br><br>Too true. And it's an infection that's spreadign out among the geekry liek wildfire. This is why mediocre shits like Jar Jar Abrams and Michael Shit Bay and the shitty movies they make can get so beloved and so much supported in here at AICN and elsewhere. Frankly, i'm startign to be believe that the geekry is no longer interested in truenquality, but more into following hype and be part of the in-crowd of the moment. They are not into movies, they are into events.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    The great Keaton bug out scene that comes to mind

    by Crimson Dynamo

    is the "let's get nuts" scene from batman, done right in front of the master of bugging, no less

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by ufoclub1977

    I don't think there's anything wrong with an event movie that is also great even if you were the only one in the theater, but yes, if the movie is weak, it's sickening. Certainly Transformers didn't do much for me outside of detailed effects shots. And this "event" trend even spreads to the comedy world with something like Zombieworld or even further back, "Wedding Crashers". These felt more like event "comedies" than an actually funny film, unlike the truly great (in my opinion) Shawn of the Dead and 40 Year Old Virgin. On the flip side I really enjoyed Cloverfield as a version of a bad dream (big monster nightmare) where things don't make literal sense but flow with a surreal impression of a narrative. Imagine that movie as the result of someone's dream being triggered by outside noises such as a garbage truck, etc after they fell asleep seeing an old Godzilla movie.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    The scariest part of this movie

    by MJAYACE

    Is when Duvall was walking up the stairs and she looks down the hall and sees the butler and the guy in the dog suit... I know what it was now, but when I was younger I was like WTF was that about? Creeped me out. Yes this is one of the top ten just for the scarefest that was the empty ass hotel.

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