Nice piece by John August regarding Rob Ager’s detailed analysis of Kubrick’s Overlook Hotel sets:
The fact is, Kubrick doesn’t have to do either. Audiences easily
accept that the two locations are the same, not because Kubrick
has perfected some form of cinematic spatial disorientation, but
because that’s how movies work.
When Shelley Duvall is crawling out the window, what matters is that
we believe it’s the same window inside and outside — not
whether it’s a corner apartment. Kubrick isn’t performing some
amazing psychological trick here.