DescriptionI never was a fan of this version of The Shining, and found the characters very plastic, but many people disagree and think this is the only 'true' version of this film. Actors included Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd and Scatman Crothers
The management of the Timberline Lodge, where the $19 Million movie was partially filmed, requested that Kubrick not use room 217 (as specified in the book), fearing that nobody would want to stay in that room ever again (Not sure why - I do!). Kubrick changed the script to use the nonexistent room number 237.
Kubrick decided that having the hedge animals come alive was unworkable, so he opted for a hedge maze instead and Danny can be seen wearing a sweater with a crude drawing of a rocket and the text "2001" on it: a reference to Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Louisville Slugger baseball bat with which Wendy Torrance bludgeons Jack is signed by Carl Yastrzemski. Kubrick demanded 127 takes from Shelley Duvall in one scene.
King had in fact written his own screenplay for The Shining, but Kubrick reportedly did not even read it. In the end King summarised The Shining by saying that is was "a beautiful film. It's like this great big gorgeous car with no engine in it - thats all."