Original rug used on the set of The Shining, now on a floor in the home of Stanley Kubrick’s longtime personal assistant, Emilio D’Alessandro.
Artist: Thomas Walker
NPR radio piece on the use of Krzysztof Penderecki’s music in The Shining, by journalist Arun Rath.
Actor Danny Lloyd on the nighttime interior Hedge Maze set of The Shining. In the background is Leon Vitali, who was both Stanley Kubrick’s personal assistant as well as Danny’s handler and coach during filming. In the mid ground is an unknown person who appears to be a body double for Danny Lloyd.
Actor Jack Nicholson on the exterior Overlook Hotel set of The Shining.
How the beginning of The Shining became the original ending of Blade Runner.
Actor Jack Nicholson reading between takes on the set of The Shining.
REDRUM - The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Shining
Artist: Marten Go
CNN piece about how The Shining has continued to fascinate movie-goers for well over three decades.
Features sculptures by artist Howard Senft.
The Shining, re-imagined as an 8-bit video game.
Artist: David Dutton
Dan Lloyd has given another interview about his time working on The Shining, this time to the New York Daily News.
In it, Lloyd addresses the longtime rumor that he hated the experience of making the film, and that it had somehow ruined his life and made him no longer want to act. In truth, he explains, he tried to continue an acting career, without success, finally giving up when he was fourteen.
He recalls eating lots of peanut butter sandwiches between takes, as well as playing with Lisa and Louise Burns, the young actresses who played the creepy Grady Twins.
He also recalls a time he stumbled onto the set when Jack Nicholson was in maniacal axe-wielding mode. When Nicholson saw young Danny, he immediately became goofy, hopping around and wielding the axe like a tomahawk.
T-shirt inspired by The Shining.
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The Shining, in 60 seconds.
Artist: Avery Monsen
Dan Lloyd, who played young Danny Torrance, was recently interviewed by The Sun regarding his experience working on The Shining.
He discusses fond memories of filming in 1978, and that he didn’t know he was in a scary film. The film was shot out of order, and he was shielded from any frightening or bloody imagery. To the five-year-old, it was all fun and games and an opportunity to ride a tricycle around indoors.
Dan was shown a severely cut down version of the film when he was young, and didn’t see the complete film until he was sixteen, when some friends rented it from a video store.
Lloyd, who is now forty and teaching Biology in rural Kentucky, was asked about what his own three children think of the film. He said they mostly just make fun of his haircut.