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View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' (2007)

An overview of the making of, and a look at the continuing popularity of, Stanley Kubrick's _Shining, The (1980)_.

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Gary Leva
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Baxter John Baxter ... Himself - Author 'Stanley Kubrick: A Biography'
Paul Duncan ... Himself - Author 'Stanley Kubrick: The Complete Films'
Diane Johnson ... Herself
Jan Harlan ... Himself
Roy Walker ... Himself
Jack Nicholson ... Himself
David Hughes ... Himself - Author 'The Complete Kubrick'
Garrett Brown ... Himself
Ernest R. Dickerson ... Himself (as Ernest Dickerson)
Caleb Deschanel ... Himself
Milena Canonero ... Herself
Sydney Pollack ... Himself
Barbara Daly ... Herself
John Calley ... Himself
Steven Spielberg ... Himself
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In 1966, Stanley Kubrick mused to a friend about his desire to make "the world's scariest movie." In 1980, he did it. This documentary tells the story behind the making of Kubrick's rich tale of psychological horror and supernatural evil. It also explores why the film stands the test of time, counting among its admirers Steven Spielberg, who professes to having watched it at least two dozen times. Through interviews with current filmmakers, we examine why The Shining continues to dazzle and terrify audiences, more than two decades after its release. Written by Anonymous

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2007 (Finland) See more »

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Vista general: Creando 'El resplandor' See more »

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Leva FilmWorks See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, Blu-Ray disc & HD-DVD's for The Shining (1980), released in October 2007. See more »

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References Chariots of Fire (1981) See more »

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In 1966, Stanley Kubrick mused to a friend about his desire to make "the world's scariest movie." In 1980, he did it. This documentary tells the story behind the making of Kubrick's rich tale of psychological horror and supernatural evil. It also explores why the film stands the test of time, counting among its admirers Steven Spielberg, who professes to having watched it at least two dozen times. View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' is a 2007 documentary about the impact and of course the legacy of the 1980's classic starring Jack Nicholson.


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