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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 1 decade ago

Where did they film The Shining with Jack Nicholson??

I've always wondered where that hotel was.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood in Oregon was used for the front exterior, but all the interiors as well as the back of the hotel were specially built at Elstree Studios in London, England. The management of the Timberline requested that Stanley Kubrick not use 217 for a room number (as specified in the book), fearing that nobody would want to stay in that room ever again. Kubrick changed the script to use the nonexistent room number 237.

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  • 4 years ago

    Jack Nicholson Hereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees Johnnnnnnnnnnny

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  • RD
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    1 decade ago

    The establishing shots of the Overlook Hotel are of The Timberline Lodge located on the slopes of Mount Hood in Oregon.

    The Overlook, as seen in the film, doesn't exist in real life, the interiors of the Timberline Lodge are different to Kubrick's sets, however it is true to say the Overlook is an amalgamation of bits of real hotels located in the USA. For example, the blood red men's room was modelled on a men's room in a hotel in Arizona designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Colorado lounge was modelled on the lounge of the Ahwanee Hotel in the Yosemite Valley. Kubrick conceived the hotel with designer Roy Walker. Walker travelled around the USA photographing hotels which might be suitable for the story. Then they spent weeks going through the photographs making selections for the different rooms. Using the details in the photographs, working drawings were prepared from which small models were built.

    A mock up of a facade of the rear of the Timberline Lodge complete with hedge maze was constructed on a back lot in Elstree Studios, England. The real Timberline does not have a maze.

    Kubrick and Walker wanted their hotel set to look authentic rather than like a traditionally spooky movie hotel. Kubrick believed that the hotel's labyrinthine layout and huge rooms would provide an eerie enough atmosphere. A realistic approach was also followed in the lighting design, and in every aspect of the hotel's decor. Kubrick took his inspiration from Kafka's writing; his stories were "fantastic and allegorical," but his writing was "simple and straightforward, almost journalistic."

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  • 1 decade ago

    Filming took place at both Pinewood Studios and Elstree Studios in England. The set for the Overlook Hotel was then the largest ever built. It included a full recreation of the exterior of the hotel, as well as all of the interiors. A few exterior shots were done at Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood in Oregon. They are noticeable because the hedge maze is missing. The interiors are based on those of the Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park. The Timberline Lodge requested Kubrick change the sinister Room 217 of King's novel to 237, so customers would stay in their own room 217 fearlessly

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood in Oregon was used for the front exterior, but all the interiors as well as the back of the hotel were specially built at Elstree Studios in London, England. The management of the Timberline requested that Stanley Kubrick not use 217 for a room number (as specified in the book), fearing that nobody would want to stay in that room ever again. Kubrick changed the script to use the nonexistent room number 237.

    More info here honey:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/trivia

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The outside was filmed in Oregon.

    Stephen King's inspiration for the story came from the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Timberline Lodge, Mount Hood, Oregon, USA

    http://www.imdb.com

    Source(s): Father Wolffe, Rev.
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  • 1 decade ago

    the interior and the maze in the final scenes was shot at elstree studios in borhamwood. The maze scene was actually shot in a water tank where the big brother house now stands.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    everyone has more or less answered the question correctly,but here goes:

    The Timber Lodge on Mt.Hood in Oregon,but only for the exterior,the rest was specially built at Elstree Studios,London,England.

    http://www.iimdb.com/title/tt0081505/trivia

    more info on the link below about the mountain:

    http://www.ohwy.com/or/m/mthood.htm

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  • 1 decade ago

    It looks like a fab hotel

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