When was the shining written

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when was the shining written

The Shining (The Shining, #1) by Stephen King

Jack Torrances new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, hell have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.
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The Shining

The Shining

The Overlook Hotel is one of the most famous and most scary fictional buildings ever, right up there with the Bates Motel. Stephen King actually began writing The Shining in its Room If you go to Estes Park, be sure and indulge in one of the Stanley's popular " historical ghost tours ," which includes stops in Room , as well as complimentary hallucinated martinis and creepy cocktail nuts. Part of the Overlook's fame is due to the immense popularity of Stanley Kubrick's visually stunning film version of the novel. Some of the external settings of the adaptation were filmed in Montana and the internal settings at Elstree Studios in London.

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is widely considered to be among the best big-screen adaptations of a Stephen King story—and with good reason. Even though King himself isn't much of a fan. Even if you've seen the movie times, there's still probably a lot you don't know about what went on behind the scenes. Stanley Kubrick is known for his forays into different genres—and horror was a genre that piqued his interest. In the early '70s, he was in consideration to direct The Exorcist. But he ended up not getting the job because he only wanted to direct the film if he could also produce it. In , Kubrick worked as the second unit director on one episode of the television series Omnibus.

We were the only guests as it turned out; the following day they were going to close the place down for the winter. Wandering through its corridors, I thought that it seemed the perfect—maybe the archetypical—setting for a ghost story. That night I dreamed of my three-year-old son running through the corridors, looking back over his shoulder, eyes wide, screaming. He was being chased by a fire-hose. I woke up with a tremendous jerk, sweating all over, within an inch of falling out of bed.

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The Shining is an iconic horror movie. So much so, that simple pop culture references to it from shows like The Simpsons were enough to give my high school girlfriend a panic attack. But behind that daunting Kubrick monument is the even more gripping book by Stephen King. With an eye to how it establishes character, sets up the plot and makes use of masterfully-written dialogue, it is easy to see why this particular first chapter is outstanding. And for the whole of the first chapter, the collected, yet apparently ill-tempered main character sits through a demeaning job interview with the officious little prick, Stuart Ullman.


  1. Emile P. says:

    The real hotel in Colorado that inspired King to write the novel.

  2. Spininunti says:

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  3. Nathan H. says:

    The Shining (film) - Wikipedia

  4. Galatee B. says:

    The Shining is a horror novel by American author Stephen King. Published in , it is King's . Before writing The Shining, King had written Roadwork and The Body which were both published later. The first draft of The Shining took less than.

  5. Ivy A. says:

    The Shining is a horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and co-written with novelist Diane Johnson.

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