Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Making of "The Shining"

"The Making of 'The Shining'", a documentary made by Kubrick's daughter Vivian, offers some great process footage - some of the only behind-scenes documentation of Stanley doing his thing. Also some good natural moments with Nicholson. It's well worth viewing. In fact, I'd recommend watching a second time, with Vivian's commentary track. Thanks to Barry Strugatz for the tip!

One interesting note that's not mentioned in the film: Danny Lloyd, the child actor who stars, was shielded by the filmmakers, unaware he was in a horror movie until he viewed the film years later. He acted only once more, in a TV movie where he played the young G. Gordon Liddy.

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