Daily Archives: October 30, 2017

How Kubrick Adapted The Shining into a Cinematic Masterpiece…


Date: October 30, 2017

01) Screenwriting – How Kubrick Adapted The Shining into a Cinematic Masterpiece

“Whenever I think of The Shining, I’m always amazed by the sheer number of iconic moments in a single movie. So, I wanted to take a look at the writing process and see how we ended up with such a masterpiece of cinema. Now, there have been plenty of great videos on The Shining as well as videos specifically about the script, but I want to go deeper. What exactly is happening from a storytelling perspective?

What was it like to collaborate with Kubrick on this screenplay? How did the movie wind up so different than Stephen Kings original novel? How close did they stick to the screenplay during production? What were Kubricks thoughts on horror? All that and more on this episode of Making Film…”