“Stanley Kubrick hungers for the ultimate. In The Shining, he has gone after the ultimate horror movie, something that will make The Exorcist look like Abbott and Costello Meet Beelzebub. The result is the first epic horror film, a movie that is to other horror movies what his 2001: A Space Odyssey was to other space movies.”
In a 1980 issue, Newsweek covers “Kubrick’s two-hour-and-twenty-minute crescendo of terror,” discussing the filmmaker’s demanding exactitude in bringing his visionary gifts to the big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s best-selling novel. Read the PDF
The Shining screens December 28-31.