The Shining (1980)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and their son Danny (Danny Lloyd), must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
- Stephen King hated the film.
- To get Jack Nicholson in the right agitated mood, he was only fed cheese sandwiches for two weeks, which he hates.
- According to Shelley Duvall, the infamous "Here's Johnny!" scene took three days to film and the use of sixty doors.
- Stanley Kubrick considered Robert De Niro and Robin Williams for the role of Jack Torrance, but decided against them. Kubrick did not think De Niro would suit the role after watching his performance in Taxi Driver (1976), as he deemed De Niro not psychotic enough for the role. He did not think Williams would suit the role after watching his performance on Mork & Mindy (1978), as he deemed him too psychotic for the role. According to Stephen King, Kubrick also briefly considered Harrison Ford.
- Scatman Crothers [Dick Halloran]
- Norman Gay [Injured Guest]
- Jack Nicholson [Jack Torrance]
- Philip Stone [Delbert Grady]
- Joe Turkel [Lloyd the Bartender]