The Shining is the movie that taught us, a long time ago, how maddening it can be to be locked in a place for months on end. Today, to celebrate the 40-and-a-bit-th anniversary of its release, we're bringing you a collection of behind-the-scenes facts for you to enjoy in the safety of your home, hopefully away from any ambiguous ghosts, cryptic happenings, or door-scribbling children.

THE SHOOTING WENT WAY OVER SCHEDULE. The movie was supposed to be shot over 17 weeks. Kubrick's trademark fastidiousness turned that into a full year.

Source: The Guardian

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