By Jessica Allen - Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 0 Comments
Kubrick famously cut two minutes from the original. The film is lost, but the screenplay has been found.
Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, like many other cinefiles, is obsessed with Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Since December, 2011, he has been “the caretaker” of the The Overlook Hotel, a website* devoted to ‘ephemera related to Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece of modern horror.” And his latest finding–posted just after midnight on Jan. 22–is a whopper: Slate reported yesterday that Unkrich has managed to dig up the screenplay for the original ending of the film, which Kubrick removed shortly after the film had its U.S. release when he sent “out assistants to excise the [two-minute] scene from the dozens of prints showing in Los Angeles and New York City,” writes Unkrich.
Slate’s Forrest Wickman summarizes the newly discovered four-page scene (that you can see here) really nicely: