October 28, 2012

Making The Shining

Making The Shining is a short, fascinating documentary from Stanley Kubrick‘s daughter, Vivian, who was only 17 when she was given access to shoot behind the scenes of her father’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s ghost story for the BBC TV show Arena.

What she captures is at times compelling: a suddenly emotional Scatman Crothers reflecting on his career, a stressed-out yet honest Shelley Duvall, who admits her insecurities as an actress and is seen being scolded by an intimidating Kubrick, in what appears to be an attempt to coax a better performance out of Duvall.

On the flipside, star Jack Nicholson is his facetious self, filmed here displaying a devilish sense of humor (and commitment to dental hygiene), joking for the camera in between playing a psycho hellbent on murdering his family.

Pinched from egotripland

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