The starting scenes of The Shining were filmed in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Timberlodge in Oregon was used to shoot the exterior overlook of the hotel. The interior and some exterior scenes of the hotel were lensed at Elstree Film Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England, UK.
Various scenes of the film were shot at the new Steadicam mount, which gave the film an innovative and mesmerizing look.
What is The Shining based on?
The Shining was based on Steven King's 1977 novel of the same name. The Shining is a psychological horror movie produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It was co-written by Diane Johnson.
Warner Bros released the movie on May 23, 1980, in the United States, and on October 2, 1980, in the United Kingdom. There were many cuts made for theatrical presentations, each one being roughly 27 minutes shorter than the one before it. When the movie first came out, reactions were conflicting.
The Shining was listed in the Sight & Sound directors' vote as the 75th best movie of all time in 2012. The Library of Congress chose the film in 2018 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry because it was "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important."
What is The Shining about?
The Shining is about the story of Jack Torrance, a struggling author and sober man, who accepts a job as the off-season caretaker of the historic Overlook Hotel in Colorado.
His young son Danny Torrance, who has "the gleaming," which is a type of psychic ability that enables Danny to glimpse the hotel's horrifying past, travels with him and his family on this trip. The otherworldly entities occupying the hotel soon after a winter storm traps them in the building's snow, putting Jack's wife and son in serious danger.
What is in room 237 in The Shining?
In the past, a woman named Lorraine Massey lived in room 237. When young bellhops came to visit her, she usually tried to seduce them.
Danny Torrance once went to this room when an oddly rolling ball came to him from its open doors. Later, he said that a "crazy woman" had attempted to choke him. When his child claimed to have encountered it, Jack Torrance went into 237 to look for it.
Instead, he stumbled across a young, naked woman taking a bath in the bathroom who emerged and kissed him. Then, that woman changed into a rather hideous, rotten old woman who pursued Jack away while laughing at his adultery.
Q. Was The Shining filmed at the Stanley Hotel?
A. The 1997 miniseries of television of the same name was filmed at the Stanley Hotel.
Q. Was The Shining filmed in Colorado or Oregon?
A. The exterior shots of The Shining were filmed in Timberline Lodge in Oregon.
Q. Is the hedge maze in The Shining real?
A. The hotel in the movie, the Timberline Lodge in Oregon, has no maze. The interior of the maze in the movie was made in three different locations in England.