Ephemera related to Stanley Kubrick's Masterpiece of Modern Horror, 'The Shining'
Warner Brothers publicity still slide from The Shining. 
Only a handful of still frames were released to help promote the film, and all of those stills were personally approved by Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick used the still selection project as an opportunity to mentor a nineteen-year-old aspiring photographer named Murray Close, who was a schoolmate of Kubrick’s daughter, Vivian. Close went on to be the only Kubrick-sanctioned photographer on the set of The Shining, and subsequently established himself as a well-respected production photographer.
This particular still is notable in that it is not a frame seen in the finished film; it’s presumably a frame from an alternate take of the same shot. It has also been color-timed to a much cooler hue than the shot that appears in the finished film.
(image courtesy Marc Finkel)

Warner Brothers publicity still slide from The Shining

Only a handful of still frames were released to help promote the film, and all of those stills were personally approved by Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick used the still selection project as an opportunity to mentor a nineteen-year-old aspiring photographer named Murray Close, who was a schoolmate of Kubrick’s daughter, Vivian. Close went on to be the only Kubrick-sanctioned photographer on the set of The Shining, and subsequently established himself as a well-respected production photographer.

This particular still is notable in that it is not a frame seen in the finished film; it’s presumably a frame from an alternate take of the same shot. It has also been color-timed to a much cooler hue than the shot that appears in the finished film.

(image courtesy Marc Finkel)


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