Saturday, January 19, 2013

Making the Shining- Behind the Scenes VIDEO

Stanley Kubrick, Jack Nicholson & Vivian Kubrick (standing)
and crew watching playback. Source: Flicker tma-one
I'm on a bit of a Stanley Kubrick jag! Russell (the one and only son) found this amazing documentary Making the Shining shot by Kubrick's then 17 year old daughter, Vivian. If you liked  my last post about the Kubrick exhibit at LACMA (A MUST SEE if you're in LA this Spring) then you you'll be interested in watching it. It's very real, not like the polished press pieces of today's behind the scenes stuff which seem quite rehearsed and pre-planned in comparison. Vivian follows a confident, joking Nicholson around with her hand held, and is right in the thick of it as Kubrick argues with Shelley Duvall. While Jack Nicholson was already a big star, Shelley Duvall is not and it's clear they get different treatment from the crew, and certainly the director.
Shelley Duvall, Jack Nicholson and Stanley Kubrick.
Can you feel the love? Source: Thorninyourside

See the 30 minute video here at Daily Motion

Vivian went on to compose the score to Full Metal Jacket but eventually had a falling out with her father and ultimately her whole family. She refused to work on Eyes Wide Shut and moved to California. Rumor has it that she became a scientologist and that didn't sit well with her mother who has said she was glad that Kubrick didn't live to see it.



4 comments:

  1. Oooohhhh I loved The Shining - genuinely scary and creepy. Having Jack's mad face in your head as you read the book freaks you out even more!!
    What a great museum - I must take my husband there one day :-)

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    1. Be4cause he loves The Shining too...not because I want to lose him in the maze :-)

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    2. Ha! Great idea ... my husband loves The Shining too. Something to think about, LOL!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your movie preferences♫ Not a fan of scary....just last year finally saw JAWS! Happy Week-end♥ Here's my Sat Snap: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/01/frosty-etchings.html

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