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Mark Newton

The Shining is a movie that just keeps on giving. Even 30 years after its release, people are still fascinated with 's monolith of horror. A documentary, Room 237, was recently released to explore the deeper meanings of The Shining, but now we've got another one entitled (Extended) Staircases to Nowhere: Making Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining".

It turns out the documentary is one of those rarest of things — a good student film. The 55-minute oral history documentary was crafted by eight students in Film and Television program in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire. The documentary mostly consists of interviews with some key members of The Shining's production, most notably producer Jon Harlan and Kubrick's wife, Christiane. Unfortunately, the responsibilities of work means I've yet to enjoy the whole documentary, but if you've got an hour free, I'd recommend checking it out below:

What do you think? Is The Shining the greatest horror movie ever made? Get discussing below.


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