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The Shining
Directed by:
Stanley Kubrick

"The Shining" (also known as "Shining", "Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'") is a Horror/Thriller film directed by Stanley Kubrick, and written by Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), released in the USA on May 23 of 1980 , starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson and Philip Stone.

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Who directed "The Shining":

The Shining was directed by Stanley Kubrick, an American director, writer, producer, cinematographer, and actor.

Before making The Shining, Stanley Kubrick had directed Barry Lyndon, released in 1975, A Clockwork Orange (1971), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), Lolita (1962), and Spartacus (1960). Since, he directed Full Metal Jacket, released in 1987, Eyes Wide Shut (1999).

When was "The Shining" released:

The Shining was initally released in the United States on Friday, May 23, 1980. Also released on this day was The Gong Show Movie (dir. Chuck Barris). This was thirty-nine (39) years ago.

It has been released on Thursday, October 16, 1980 in Germany; Monday, December 22, 1980 in Italy; Thursday, November 13, 1980 in Australia and on Saturday, December 13, 1980 in Japan.

What is the casting of "The Shining":

At the casting of The Shining we find Jack Nicholson, previously seen in The Last Tycoon (1976) and The Missouri Breaks (1976); Shelley Duvall (Annie Hall (1977), 3 Women (1977)); Danny Lloyd (Room 237 (2012)) [ more... ]

  • Jack Nicholson, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Joe Turkel and Barry Dennen also worked together in Room 237, released in 2012.
  • Burnell Tucker and Jack Nicholson, Barry Dennen also appeared in Ragtime, released in 1981.
  • Jack Nicholson and Scatman Crothers have both also be seen in The King of Marvin Gardens, released in 1972.
  • Jack Nicholson and Scatman Crothers also appeared together in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, released in 1975.

What is the Storyline of "The Shining":

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) arrives at the Overlook Hotel to interview for the position of winter caretaker, with the aim of using the hotel's solitude to work on his writing. The hotel itself is built on the site of a Native American burial ground and becomes completely snowed in during the long winters. Manager Stuart Ullman (Barry Nelson) warns him that a previous caretaker developed cabin fever and killed his family and himself. Jack's son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), has ESP and has had a terrifying [...]

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