20th Titanic International Filmfestival

The Shining

USA, 1980
Directed by:

The Shining
USA, 1980

Dir.: Stanley Kubrick
Prod.: Stanley Kubrick, Robert Fryer, Jan Harlan, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards
Scr.: Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson
Phot.: John Alcott
Editor: Ray Lovejoy
Music: Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind, Bartók Béla, Ligeti György, Krzysztof Penderecki
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
Distr.: ProVideo
144 mins

Jack Torrence and his family is getting to a remote lodge in order to start his winter caretaker job and dedicates himself for writing. The rest of the film is one of the highest peak of the horror movie genre, ranges over the basically not to shallow level of the Kubrick-oevre. A film which - as masterpieces do - provokes always different interpretations, a film, which was shot the biggest built set ever since then. During the shot Shelley Duvall suffered serious physical pain due to the stress, Jack Nicholson has improvised legendary phrases, Stanley Kubrick used to call the author of the adopted novel, Stephen King to learn if he believes in God. A film which had no cinematic release in the socialist Hungary, only video and DVD-release after 1989 - now is going to be screened only once in cinema.

Before the movie we will screen Room 237, Rodney Ascher's provocative documentary about the thriving subculture of Kubrick fans, critics and the contheos about The Shining.



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