See ‘The Shining’ Through Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes

Back in 2008, Britain’s Channel 4 created an amazing video promo for an upcoming season of Stanley Kubrick films. The 65-second video creates a Kubrick’s-eye-view of the set of The Shining as the director gets ready to shoot Danny riding his Big-Wheel through the corridors of the Overlook Hotel. Channel 4 Creative Services, the company’s in-house media company, went to great lengths to deliver a historically accurate reimagining, employing 55 actors, including look-alikes of The Shining’s most iconic cast members, and even includes someone portraying Assistant Director John Alcott.

According to an article on The Guardian: “Most of the equipment that appears in the promotional clip was actually used in the filming of The Shining. The spot, which was shot over two days at London’s Bray Studios, was filmed using a 25mm Cooke lens – a favourite of Kubrick’s.”

The Shining, based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King, was released in 1980. It’s widely regarded as one of the best horror movies ever made, and a high point of Kubrick’s career.

Official Synopsis:  A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

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