There’s little need to introduce Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining. For that matter, there’s very little need to introduce Stephen King’s novel, The Shining. Both are unanimously adored works that helped to change the face of both film and genre fiction. King made history with his novel, and while Kubrick’s film differs on a number of details (the vast majority of which are actually fairly small differences), the film also made history. To this day, in fact, Kubrick’s The Shining is still recognized as one of the most frightening films in existence. It’s hard to argue against that, even if King himself wasn’t a fan of the transfer; the viewers were fans of the transfer. At the end of the day, that’s what matters to pop culture and that’s what matters when referencing the history books.
Now that we’ve introduced The Shining, despite telling you that we need not introduce The Shining (I’ll never claim to be the sharpest tool in the shed), let’s get down to the real business – the reason we’re talking about The Shining to begin with. That reason, for the record, is amazing.
A week or so ago some behind the scenes footage from Stanley Kubrick’s blockbuster Stephen King adaptation, The Shining went live on Youtube. We’ve been slacking on showing you that footage (time’s a killer), and for that you get an apology and we look to rectify the situation.
We’re showing you that footage below, because the truth is, it’s must see material. We get a fine look at the manner in which things unravel when all minds are in the same area, on set, but the cameras are not yet rolling. It really is some stellar footage, so kudos to Youtuber Yohanes Christian for uploading it for the world to see.
Here’s a look at that footage, which lasts for 17 glorious minutes and is really, really worth your time!