Peek inside Stanley Kubrick's annotated copy of the Shining novel

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Dec 16, 2012

From A Clockwork Orange to A Space Odyssey, Spartacus to Eyes Wide Shut, the filmmaking genius' process was as meticulous as the movies he made—and nothing makes that quite so clear as a look inside his personal copy of Stephen King's novel.

This copy of The Shining currently resides in London's Stanley Kubrick Archive, so it'd be hard to flip through its pages—but looking at these scant images, we're missing out on reams of insight. Themes Kubrick wanted to highlight ("Cabin Fever—this is important to establish"), questions he needed to answer ("What else could H[alloran] do?"), passages he wanted to cut ...

Looking between these covers is watching a brilliant mind at work. And it's fascinating, to say the least.

(via The Atlantic)

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