The Shining

Stanley Kubrick
GBR, USA 1980
119 min

THE SHINING, Stanley Kubrick’s spellbinding foray into the realm of the horror film, is at its most gloriously diabolical as Jack and Wendy Torrance take the grand tour. They are being shown through the Overlook, the cavernous, isolated hotel where they and their young son Danny will be spending the winter as caretakers, supposedly without any company. Jack pronounces the place “Cozy!” But still everything in the Overlook signals trouble, trouble that unfolds at a leisurely pace almost as playful as it is hair-raising. Meticulously detailed and never less than fascinating, THE SHINING may be the first movie that ever made its audience jump with a title that simply says “Tuesday”.
The Overlook is something far more fearsome than a haunted house – it’s a home. (Janet Maslin, “New York Times”, 1980) 

  • Jack Nicholson - Jack Torrance
  • Shelley Duvall - Wendy Torrance
  • Danny Lloyd - Danny Torrance
  • Scatman Crothers - Dick Hallorann
  • Barry Nelson - Stuart Ullman
  • Philip Stone - Delbert Grady
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • Diane Johnson nach dem Roman von Stephen King
  • John Alcott
  • Richard Daniel
  • Ivan Sharrock
  • Ray Lovejoy
  • Wendy Carlos
  • Rachel Elkind
  • Roy Walker
  • Milena Canonero
Hawk Films, Warner Bros. Pictures, Peregrine, Producers Circle
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
35 mm
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