On the Anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s Death, a TV Spot for The Shining Comprised Entirely of Footage Not Used in the Movie

Posted by March 7, 2012 Comment

It was thirteen years ago today that Stanley Kubrick passed away.

To commemorate, here’s a video that has been weaving in and out of my Twitter feed and inbox for the last week or so. It’s a UK TV spot for The Shining made entirely out of alternative cuts and unused takes.

The reason that none of this footage was used is simple: back in 1980, the actual negative would have to be cut to make good quality edits, and that’s obviously not a desirable way to handle something so valuable. Using “good enough” alts was a pretty practical solution.

(Last Updated March 7, 2012 5:39 pm )

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