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Old 07-17-2008, 11:30 AM
 
Location: West LA
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This is easily one of my favorite movies of all time. The cinematography is outstanding, the casting was excellent, and Jack was absolutely off the charts.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:20 PM
 
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The opening credits are actually filmed in Glacier National Park on Going-to-the-Sun road. I go there every summer for a few months and I read there that the road (only road in the park) was the filming location for the movie. Its a pretty awesome road with breath taking views.
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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Loved that movie, and the book was even scarier!

I've stayed at Timberline Lodge, the hotel in the opening credits, many times, and when there's a major snowstorm and the road is closed, it IS a very isolated feeling. That helped make the movie even scarier for me -- the fact that they had nowhere to go.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:04 AM
 
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Loved that movie, and the book was even scarier!

I've stayed at Timberline Lodge, the hotel in the opening credits, many times, and when there's a major snowstorm and the road is closed, it IS a very isolated feeling. That helped make the movie even scarier for me -- the fact that they had nowhere to go.
I agree, having been to Timberline many times, I could 'get into' the isolation they must have felt.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:41 AM
 
Location: In the North Idaho woods, still surrounded by terriers
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Movie was great but they changed the ending. In King's book, the Scatman character did not die. Why do they always have to change endings?
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:22 PM
 
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Default the shining locations

the opening sequence where the VW wheezes through a colorado-looking mountain road was actually shot in montana. It is the going-to-the-sun road, in glacier national park.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:40 PM
 
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I don't remember a groundskeeper. Do you mean the cook played by Scatman Carruthers?
Groundkeeper Willy played Scatman's part in the Simpson's version...that's what confused me
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Pelion, South Carolina/orig. from Cape May, NJ
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I don't remember a groundskeeper. Do you mean the cook played by Scatman Carruthers?

Scatman Cruthers was the hotel chef. Delbert Grady, the man Jack talks to in the men's room, was the "caretaker", however he argues with Jack and informs him HE is in fact the caretaker and always has been-hence the closing scene where Jack is in the July 4 Ball photograph from the 1900's.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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I am 90% sure it was shot in Glacer National Park
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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I am 90% sure it was shot in Glacer National Park
The road is in Glacier Park in NW Montana and the hotel it was filmed at is in Oregon, which is based on a hotel in Colorado...
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