Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Stanley Kubrick (Director), Stanley Kubrick (Screenplay), Diane Johnson (Screenplay)
Released: May 22nd, 1980
Runtime: 2 hours, 24 minutes
Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Friday the 13th, that was interestingly released two weeks before this.
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) is an ex-teacher and writer from Vermont. He has secured a job as the winter caretaker of The Overlook Hotel. He is also a recovering alcoholic. Wendy Torrance (Shelly Duval) is Jack’s wife and they have a son named Danny (Danny Lloyd).
I've often wondered whether she's fantastic or awful in this, and I've come to the conclusion that she's somewhere in between, giving a performance that's quite haunting at some points, but that also seems feeble and comical at others.