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Old 07-13-2008, 09:43 PM
 
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During the opening scene of the Kubrick film The Shining, does anyone know of the exact location/road that is being shown? I know it's most likely in the Colorado Rockies, but I'd like to know the actual route that is filmed.

Thanks so much!
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:10 AM
 
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The shots were of Timberline Lodge Mount Hood Oregon. How much of the surrounding area was Hood or the Rockies I dont know.
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:25 AM
 
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The shots were of Timberline Lodge Mount Hood Oregon.
Don't you just love that place? It looks scary all the time.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:31 AM
 
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It was always more majestic then scarey for me.But there is something eery about the place,even pre-Shining days. I wonder if they still have a St Bernard "Heidi" roaming the place, throughly bored with the guests and attention.
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:27 PM
 
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It was always more majestic then scarey for me.
It's the music and mood that makes it scary. Kubrick was a master of setting the scene.
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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The hotel is called the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO.

The Stanley Hotel - Estes Park - A Colorado tradition since 1909 (http://www.stanleyhotel.com/history.html - broken link)

I think that the winding road in the beginning of the film is also in Colorado - somewhere near Rocky Mountain National Park - but I'm not sure.

EDIT: Oops - actually I'm sure that the road is in Oregon, since the film was made there. The TV mini-series was shot at the Stanley - and King was "inspired' by the Stanley to write the book. I guess I always assumed the road in the film was in Colorado...
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Maine
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The hotel is called the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO.

The Stanley Hotel - Estes Park - A Colorado tradition since 1909 (http://www.stanleyhotel.com/history.html - broken link)

I think that the winding road in the beginning of the film is also in Colorado - somewhere near Rocky Mountain National Park - but I'm not sure.

EDIT: Oops - actually I'm sure that the road is in Oregon, since the film was made there. The TV mini-series was shot at the Stanley - and King was "inspired' by the Stanley to write the book. I guess I always assumed the road in the film was in Colorado...
Right.

The book was inspired by the Stanley Hotel, and the ABC-TV miniseries was partially shot there. But it isn't way up in the mountains, cut off from civilization. It's actually in the town of Estes Park. I've been there.

Kubrick's film was indeed shot in Oregon. At least the exterior hotel scenes. I'm not sure about the interiors.
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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Right.

The book was inspired by the Stanley Hotel, and the ABC-TV miniseries was partially shot there. But it isn't way up in the mountains, cut off from civilization. It's actually in the town of Estes Park. I've been there.

Kubrick's film was indeed shot in Oregon. At least the exterior hotel scenes. I'm not sure about the interiors.
I've been there, too. Actually, I went to a Halloween masquerade ball there one year. I'm really confused about it's role in the movie, though. I thought that some of the film was shot there - not true?
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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I've been there, too. Actually, I went to a Halloween masquerade ball there one year. I'm really confused about it's role in the movie, though. I thought that some of the film was shot there - not true?
Many scenes of the ABC-TV version were shot there.

Absolutely none of Kubrick's film was shot there.
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:16 PM
 
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The Stanley supposedly has a ghost. I've been there several times as my parents used to take us to the YMCA of the Rockies (we rented a cabin).

The last time I was at the Stanley was many years ago, but I enjoyed being a 'grown up' quaffing brandy and listening to jazz.
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