Halloween ‘The Shining’ Party at the Timberline Lodge

Sounds like a fantastic party:

In 1980, Stanley Kubrick came to the Timberline Lodge to film one of the all-time great horror classics, The Shining. In the film, Jack Nicholson slowly loses his grasp on reality and loses himself in a hallucination of a 1920s era ball. Twenty-eight years later, Nike Sportswear and Fantastic Fest have joined forces to recreate the very same ball at the very same lodge.

Check out the photo of the Timberline Lodge on the about page, and compare to the composition Kubrick used in the film for this shot (and this storyboard).

Update: To be clear, Kubrick only shot exteriors at Timberline; the interiors of The Overlook were shot on a custom-built soundstage in England.

Friday, 17 October 2008