There is perhaps no major motion picture that has captivated audiences for as long as The Shining has while driving them all absolutely crazy. The film has influenced generations of filmmakers while driving people crazy with possible conspiracy theories like a link to the gold standard and more. Everyone seems to agree, though, that Stanley Kubrick was a genius, even if for some reason they weren’t super into The Shining as an adaptation of Stephen King’s book.
The Guardian ran a piece from the perspective of one of the crew members, Bob Tanswell, on The Shining and his insights into the process range from ridiculous to hilarious. This guy, who had the title of a “spark” on the film (lighting tech) saw and did a lot. He got to see how revered Kubrick was and how Jack Nicholson loved to push Kubrick’s buttons, even getting away with it. I mean, nobody called Kubrick “Stan,” but Jack did.