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Monday, March 26, 2007

"Shining" Slices

Making the Shining Jack NicholsonMaking the Shining Stanley KubrickMemo to Kubrick fans: If you haven't already seen "Making the Shining" (yes, just "Making," not "Making of"), definitely check out this 1980 documentary by the director's daughter, Vivian. Here are some of my favorite bits: 1) Jack Nicholson getting into character while swinging an ax -- and almost knocking over an assistant director -- and growling, Making the Shining Blood in Hall"Death to [female genitalia]; 2) Kubrick typing up script notes at the same table where Scatman Crothers and Danny have their "Shine" conversation; 3) a set worker tossing a bucket of fake blood on the wall; and 4) Jack N. demonstrating how he marks up his script lines, a style he says he copied from Boris Karloff.

Making the Shining Jack Nicholson script