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40 Rare Behind the Scenes Photographs of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’

Stanley Kubrick and Shelley Duvall on set.

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Stanley Kubrick and Jack Nicholson during continuity Polaroid.

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A combination of real axes and axe handles with lightweight fiberglass heads was used during production.

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Crew member between takes.

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Jack Nicholson and Stanley Kubrick watching video playback.

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Jack Nicholson and Stanley Kubrick watching video playback.

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Filming Dick Hallorann’s death scene on the lobby set. Stanley Kubrick composes the insert shot of the axe striking Hallorann’s chest. A special effects artist kneeling to the right of Jack Nicholson holds a bag of fake stage blood, with tubing to deliver the blood running up the handle of the axe.

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Stunt Double for Scatman Crothers (Dick Hallorann).

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Crew between takes.

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Scatman Crothers on set.

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Jack Nicholson on set.

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