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The Shining (1980) • Screenplay

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There's more to a script than just words.

Like the writers, for example! "The Shining" screenplay is written by Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson. And, it's based on the Stephen King book of the same name.

For your consideration, we present the post production draft (dated 07.1980).

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What's "The Shining" about?

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A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence. Meanwhile, his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

Danny told me. He went up into one of the bedrooms, the door was open, and he saw this crazy woman in the bathtub.

Wendy,
PG. 76

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Where would movies be today without writers?

Stanley Kubrick is a producer, director and writer known for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), and many more.

Diane Johnson is a writer known for A Fandemic: 50 Fans Celebrate 50 Years of Cinema (2021), The Divorce (2003), and Stanley Kubrick in Focus (2012).

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