When Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining was first released in 1980, it was met with average reviews… though has since been hailed as one of the greatest horror films of all time.
Kubrick’s reimagining of the novel is bizarre and terrifying – with those damn creepy twins, the rotting senior citizen in the bathtub, the blood from the elevator. It’s damn creepy.
Take a peek inside the making of one of the greatest films of all time. Pictures of Stanley Kubrick’s personal, annotated copy of The Shining have been released.
Now, website Overlook Hotel has released pictures of Kubrick’s personal, annotated copy of King’s iconic book.
While the notebook is filled with largely with unintelligible scribblings, there is still a lot of great stuff in there.
“Maybe just like their [sic] are people who can shine, maybe there are places that are special. Maybe it has to do with what happened in them or where they were built,” he writes.
Elsewhere, there are small ramblings that seemingly have nothing to do with the film or the book:
“Any problems with the kitchen – you phone me.”
The book is normally kept in the Stanley Kubrick archive, though has recently been on the road as part of a travelling exhibition.
Via Open Culture.