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In 1966 Stanley Kubrick told a friend that he wanted to make “the world’s scariest movie.” A decade later Stephen King’s The Shining landed on the director’s desk, and a visual masterpiece was born. This definitive compendium of the film that transformed the horror genre features hundreds of never-before-seen photographs, rare production ephemera from the Kubrick Archive, and extensive new interviews with the cast and crew.

Collector’s Edition of 1,000 numbered copies.

The World’s Scariest Movie

The making of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece of modern horror

“The Shining may be the first movie that ever made its audience jump with a title that simply says, ‘Tuesday,’” proclaimed The New York Times. Never has a film evoked so much dread in its audience with so little gore than Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the 1977 novel by the master of terror himself, Stephen King, where true horror lies in the darkest corners of domesticity and isolation.

Equally a study of the intricate mechanics of Kubrick’s genius as an in-depth look at the making of a visual masterpiece, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining gathers hundreds of hours of exclusive new interviews with the cast and crew in an unprecedented look at the 1980 cult classic. Slip in through the back door of The Overlook Hotel to witness Kubrick’s endless rounds of script rewrites, his revolutionary use of the Steadicam, the mechanics behind the infamous blood elevator, the mysterious mid-filming fire at Elstree Studios, and the countless takes needed to satisfy the meticulous force that was Kubrick.

Conceived and edited by Academy Award-winning director Lee Unkrich, dubbed by The Hollywood Reporter as “the world's foremost Shining aficionado,” with text by best-selling author J.W. Rinzler and a foreword by Steven Spielberg, this limited Collector’s Edition is the definitive compendium of the film that transformed the horror genre.

The three-volume collection includes hundreds of never-before-seen production photographs from the Stanley Kubrick Archive and the personal collections of cast and crew, rare documents and correspondence, conceptual art, an exclusive look at deleted scenes, and more—along with a deluxe set of facsimile reproductions of ephemera from the film.

THE SHINING and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s22)

Collector’s Edition of 1,000 numbered copies

The designer
M/M (Paris) is an art and design partnership consisting of Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag. Their portfolio includes art direction and collaborations with Björk, Balenciaga, and Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, as well as with magazines including Vogue Paris, Interview, and Purple Fashion.

The author
J. W. Rinzler (1962–2021) authored more than 20 books, three New York Times bestsellers and a London Times bestseller, including The Making of Star Wars, The Complete Making of Indiana Jones, and the best-selling graphic novel The Star Wars. He was executive editor at Lucasfilm for 15 years. His The Making of Alien won Best Translated Work on Cinema from Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma. His most recent novels were the space age historical thriller, All Up and Howard Kazanjian: A Producer's Life.

The editor
Lee Unkrich is the Academy Award-winning director of the animated features Toy Story 3 and Coco. During his 25 years at Pixar Animation Studios, he played a variety of key creative roles on nearly every feature film made at the studio. Unkrich and his fellow Pixar directors were honored at the 66th Venice International Film Festival with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining
Edition of 1,000
Box with 2 volumes and an ephemera set including facsimile reproductions and original artwork booklets, 36.5 x 42.4 cm (14.4 x 16.6 in.), 19.9 kg (43.8 lb), 2198 pages

Product info: PREORDER (ETA: December 2023/January 2024), published by Taschen