The UK premiere of The Shining took place on 7th November 1980
Considered one of the greatest horror movies of all time by many, Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film based on Stephen Kings is hated by the original author, but remains one of the most quoted and referenced films made. Whether it’s Johnny hacking through a door with an axe, Danny encountering the twins, or the Overlook Hotel itself, the movie has scared generations of viewers.
Renowned for his artistic finesse Kubrick made The Shining one of the longest film shoots in history, and the attention to detail becoming legendary- when the viewer finds Jack has spent his entire time typing ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ every line was hand produced.
The Shining was one of the first movies to utilize the ‘SteadyCam’ shot, developed by Garrett Brown and added to one of the most iconic scenes in the film
Like so many other iconic movies, The Shining has inspired illustrators and designers to re-imagine a poster for the movie with some amazing creations. See below for some links to find the pics below
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