ByRicky Derisz, writer at
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Ricky Derisz

Stanley Kubrick is one of the most gifted auteurs of all time, with a career behind the lens that produced cinematic masterpieces such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket and, of course, The Shining.

Standalone, 1980's The Shining is a breathtaking horror. Although Stephen King isn't a fan, it still has hoards of film lovers who rate it as one of the best horror flicks of all time.

Behind-The-Scenes With Kubrick And Co.

Kubrick started the selfie craze... Really!
Kubrick started the selfie craze... Really!

But what was it like behind the camera? In some rare footage, we get to see Kubrick in action, watching on during that infamous, axe-wielding scene, and discussing important things with leading man Jack Nicholson.

Have a look below, although word of warning, the narrator speaks in French. Yeah, I didn't understand a word either: (if you do, post below!)

The footage, which was first released on French TV, was edited down from 80 hours of raw material collected by Kubrick's own daughter, who had access behind-the-scenes during filming.

Vivian, who was 17 at the time, also put together a documentary on what it was like on set of the Overlook Hotel. You can see the full footage here. (Psst – this one is in English).

Okay, so Stephen King didn't really like it, but 'The Shining' is one of the best horror films ever, right?

Source: Geeky Tyrant


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