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    Photos of The Shining's "Overlook Hotel."

    While visiting Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood recently, I found some old photos in a cabinet in my room. (Rm #237) The signature says "J. Torrance" and dated "July '21." I wonder who he was? Caretaker maybe?

    Have a look:
    http://wmanthony.tumblr.com/post/106...-by-j-torrance

    Wm.

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    Re: Photos of The Shining's "Overlook Hotel."

    creepy!

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    Re: Photos of The Shining's "Overlook Hotel."

    I worked at the Timberline Lodge on the side of Mount Hood as a maid. I mean housekeeper. I mean man servant... eh... I made beds and cleaned toilets is what I did.

    The interiors for that movie were filmed here: http://www.broadmoor.com/.

    The funny thing is that Timberline never had that garden that was at the end, somehow they married the two pre-digitally.

    Where do you think the road they took to Timberline was? I don't know but it was beautiful.

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    Re: Photos of The Shining's "Overlook Hotel."

    Quote Originally Posted by WM. A View Post
    The signature says “J. Torrance” and dated “July '21.”
    Quote Originally Posted by urs0polar View Post
    creepy!
    Especially since it wasn’t built until the 1930’s.

    [Cue for scary music to begin.]

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    Re: Photos of The Shining's "Overlook Hotel."

    Sorry guys, only the opening shot of the exterior of the Hotel is the Timberline. The rest of the movie was shot on a set built outside of London. Even the Maze was a set, not real None of the interiors are real places.

    The interior of much of the hotel, especially the large room where Jack typed is based on the Ahwahnee in Yosemite. When I say "based" I use that term loosely--the large lodge room in the film is an almost exact recreation of the Ahwahnee, down to small details. It is weird, weird, weird to walk through the Ahwahnee.

    If you are interested I can post comparison photos. I even recreated part of the "hotel tour" footage in the film at the Ahwahnee using my kids for the actors...

    --Darin

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    Re: Photos of The Shining's "Overlook Hotel."

    Cool pictures, but the signatures last name doesn't quite look like Torrance to me.
    Tousau maybe ?

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    Re: Photos of The Shining's "Overlook Hotel."

    Just for fun...









    Edit--I forgot to mention...which are the Overlook and which are the Ahwahnee?

    --Darin
    Last edited by Darin Boville; 7-Oct-2011 at 23:54.

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    Re: Photos of The Shining's "Overlook Hotel."

    Darin is correct. Interiors were shot at Elstree Studios outside London. The Ahwahnee was the basis for the interior hotel set. There are actually maps made as analysis that show the interior layout is physically impossible. Corridors to nowhere. Windows that shouldn't be where they are. Lastly, only the establishing shots are from the real Timberline. A lot of the "close-up" exteriors are again facades built on an outdoor lot at Elstree.

    If you're a Kubrick fan, I recommend this site:
    http://coudal.com/archive.php?cat=cat_stanley_kubrick

    If you're a fan of the *film* The Shining, I recommend this amazing and thorough analysis by Rob Ager:
    http://collativelearning.com/the%20shining.html

    Stephen King hated Kubrick's interpretation. Though, the made-for-tv re-make miniseries blessed by King was TERRIBLE.

    I did this for fun. Shot it all on Fuji FP100 C45 but soaked the "neg" back in tap water for about 30 min *with* the burst gel pack. This causes it to dilute and continue a slow development that "ages" the neg. I then did the bleach strip removing the back which adds even more texture. The signatures were Photoshopped in. Super fun.

    Edit: Here's a shot of the instant prints from the day: http://distillery.s3.amazonaws.com/m...cac9e40b_7.jpg

    I want to go to the Ahwahnee and do the same for the interiors as if Jack shot the inside too.
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    Re: Photos of The Shining's "Overlook Hotel."

    Quote Originally Posted by WM. A View Post

    I want to go to the Ahwahnee and do the same for the interiors as if Jack shot the inside too.
    Oh, very cool. Please post when you do!

    The exteriors are great...

    --Darin

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    Re: Photos of The Shining's "Overlook Hotel."

    Quote Originally Posted by Darin Boville View Post
    Oh, very cool. Please post when you do!

    The exteriors are great...

    --Darin
    Absolutely! And thank you!
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