Like an Abandoned City

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November 20, 2012 by doorsfan


“The rerelease of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is another chance to savour, first of all, those magnificent interior sets. Instead of the cramped darkness and panicky quick editing of the standard-issue scary movie, Kubrick gives us the eerie, colossal, brilliantly lit spaces of the Overlook Hotel (created in Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire), shot with amplitude and calm. It looks like an abandoned city, or the state rooms of the Titanic, miraculously undamaged at the bottom of the ocean . . .” – Peter Bradshaw, The Shining – review, The Guardian, November 1, 2012

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