Every time Jack Torrance talks to a ghost, there’s a mirror in the scene, except in the food locker scene. This is because in the food locker scene he only talks to Grady through the door. We never see Grady in this scene.
Warner Brothers publicity still slide from The Shining.
Only a handful of still frames were released to help promote the film, and all of those stills were personally approved by Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick used the still selection project as an opportunity to mentor a nineteen-year-old aspiring photographer named Murray Close, who was a schoolmate of Kubrick’s daughter, Vivian. Close went on to be the only Kubrick-sanctioned photographer on the set of The Shining, and subsequently established himself as a well-respected production photographer.
This particular still is notable in that it is not a frame seen in the finished film; it’s presumably a frame from an alternate take of the same shot. It has also been color-timed to a much cooler hue than the shot that appears in the finished film.
(image courtesy Marc Finkel)
Polaroids shot by Continuity Supervisor June Randall during production of The Shining, including images of actors Norman Gay, Shelley Duvall, and Scatman Crothers. These black-and-white photos were shot throughout filming to notate positions of props, set dressing, and states of costumes.
During filming, Stanley Kubrick made the cast watch Eraserhead, Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist to put them in the right frame of mind.
The Shining (1980)
an endless list of my favourite films (in no particular order) » The ShiningWendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I’m not gonna hurt ya. You didn’t let me finish my sentence. I said, I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just going to bash your brains in. Gonna bash ‘em right the fuck in!