Ephemera related to Stanley Kubrick's Masterpiece of Modern Horror, 'The Shining'

British television commercial for The Shining, which aired in the fall of 1980. Interesting in that it contains shots that appear in the finished film, but in every case they are different takes of each shot. 

Executive Producer Jan Harlan explained that back when The Shining was made, TV spots were often edited using existing prints of alternate takes, rather than going through the time and expense of creating new prints from original or duplicate negative. The commercials were edited on film, not video, so it was easier to use the alternate takes, which were already sitting unused in the cutting room.

The commercial provides a fascinating glimpse into an alternate version of the film that was not meant to be.


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