RepositoryUniversity Archives and Special Collections Centre
Ref NoSK/15
TitleThe Shining
DescriptionAdopting a horror genre, Kubrick interprets his version of the Stephen King novel of the same name. Stars Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, a teacher and recovering alcoholic who has taken a position as caretaker at the Overlook Hotel out of season. Jack's son, Danny, has supernatural abilities that allow him to see disturbing visions and Jack's behaviour begins to change. Kubrick was also responsible for the production and co-wrote the screenplay with novelist Diane Johnson.

Material includes: paperwork generated by the production process, research, costumes, props, log books, film stock, taped interviews with the cast, sound reels, properties, publicity and reviews, photographs, continuity polaroids and slides, awards, designs for advertisements, correspondence, posters, plans for sets, financial papers, and miscellaneous or unidentified material.

Languages include Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Netherlandish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.
CreatorKubrick, Stanley
TermHorror Films
Related MaterialIn the Full Metal Jacket distribution materials (SK/16/5/3/30) there is correspondence about the distribution of The Shining in Hungary
Also in the Full Metal Jacket Indexed Papers (SK/16/8/1/22) there is correspondence with CBS News about obtaining stock footage. The footage is most likely to have been for news coverage of the snow storm in Colorado seen by Dick Haloran in his Florida apartment]. SK/1/2/26 further adaptations of The Shining.
Extent39 linear metres
CodeView related Person's recordsDates
DS/UK/117King; Stephen (1947-); Writer1947-
DS/UK/1Kubrick; Stanley (1928-1999); Film-maker, director, producer, cinematographer, photographer1928-1999
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