Corrected entry: When Jack and his family arrive at the Overlook, the hotel manager Mr. Ullman asks Jack, "has your luggage been brought in?" and the camera shot shows a large pile of suitcases and belongings, which would definitely not have fitted in their VW Beetle.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack is talking through the door of the food closet he has been locked into, his right hand is leaning on a long thin door handle on his side of the door. However, a later shot of the door shows the same handle to be on the right hand side of the door, in which case in the earlier shot he would have been leaning on it with his left hand.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Wendy is confronting Jack about the bruises on Danny's neck, and she carries Danny away, take a look at "Danny" in her arms. She picks up a real little boy, but then after a cut away, in the next shot she is very obviously carrying a dummy (you can see his stiff body and cloth hand).
Corrected entry: Jack is walking through the apartment towards the bathroom door with the ax. In the scene before he enters the apartment, "redrum" is written on the bathroom door. In the shot where we see him getting ready to break down the bathroom door, "redrum" is missing from the door.
Corrected entry: When Jack is talking to Lloyd the bartender, his Jack Daniels goes from being two thirds full to nearly empty two or three times without him having drunk any.
Corrected entry: It was 8:20AM when his plane landed and when Dick Hallorann calls his friend Larry at the garage the clock on the wall reads 9:07. When Larry asks him how long it will take to get there he says about five hours but in the next scene where we see him driving to Durkin's garage, it's obviously the middle of the night.
Corrected entry: From the first shot to the last, Stanley Kubrick includes many references to special numbers. 12, 24, 21, 42 and 1, 2, 4 and 5 and it's multiples can be easily spotted close to 200 times. - -1) We see Jack ax the bathroom door 12 times.2) Wendy stops at line 21 on the page in Jack's typewriter. 3) We hear Wendy thumb through 24 pages of Jack's novel.4) Wendy swings the bat 42 times.5) Jack's locked up in storeroom C-1.6) 2 girls, 2 elevators, 2 boilers, and 2 identical sides in Jack's vision of hedge maze.7) Jack holds up 4 fingers in the last picture.8) Jack says "5 months on the wagon" and The Overlook is closed between10/30 and 5/15. - -This is just the tip of an iceberg. Taken as time codes they point to shots in the movie and when the time code hits a :12 or :21 visions are seen (most almost exactly :24 seconds in duration). When the time code hits a :24 or :42 a cast member discovers something (durations end almost exactly with :12, :21, or :24 seconds). Just take a look at the vision in the very last shot of the movie (2:21) "Overlook Hotel July 4th Ball 1921" with a duration of :24 seconds, and you'll see what I mean. However, the timecode will only be accurate for NTSC versions of the film, as PAL versions are slightly sped up due to the differing frame rates. Go to the Forum-Mistakes-Check this out, for more examples.????
Corrected entry: As both she and Jack hear the Snow cat engine quite there's no reason whatsoever why Wendy doesn't scream out the bathroom window to Dick Halloran as he parks right outside it, like she yelled to Danny several shots before. This decision definitely benefits the plot despite making no sense.
Corrected entry: Stanley Kubrick makes use of color to indicate when certain characters are "Shining". Surroundings and possessions which are entirely yellow or red are obvious and have been noted by many but never fully understood. In the novel oranges were what Dick Hallorann smelled when he "Shined" and being that smell can not be adequately brought across to a theater audience Stanley Kubrick made the brilliant decision to use the two pigments a painter mixes together to make the color orange. Most commentators see these shots, as Jack in the yellow VolksWagon or with the red Calumet can behind his head in the storeroom, and still don't know what's going on. Red and yellow equals orange, "Shining", and all you have to do is, as the MM motto goes "open your eyes" and look at the movie to see this.????
Corrected entry: It took Jack 60 seconds to break down the first door.. After the 17th ax swings he only has a little bit of the door chopped out and if you look closely his ax is in the center of the door panel. In the next shot they cut to inside the apartment as he finally breaks through, now it's on the left side of the door panel.
Corrected entry: As Jack looks into the lobby of The Overlook and hears Dick yelling, "Hello" we get another chance to see the rug underneath the television set. The one there now is different then what was there as Danny and Wendy watched "The summer of 42" earlier in the movie, and the TV is in front of the wrong window.
Corrected entry: As Jack screams from his nightmare, Wendy runs through the kitchen and we see the large fireplace before she enters The Colorado Lounge. We saw this spot before as Mr. Ullman took them on the tour of the hotel in the beginning of the movie and the floor lamp across from the fireplace next to the desk has disappeared.
Corrected entry: The production team obviously tries to age The Gold Room back to the 20s in the party scene. But they make a mistake inside the bathroom, which has several late twentieth century air ducts, and mid twentieth century acoustic tiling on the ceiling. There's absolutely no indication that these ghostly apparitions, or Jack's delusions, oscillate in time between different decades and that they are not mistakes .
Corrected entry: When Jack walks into The Gold Room the second time there's a party going on which is obviously set around the 1920s. As he sits down at the bar even the cash register has been changed from the modern style we saw when he first met Lloyd to a vintage early 20th century model. What should have been changed also but wasn't are the liquor bottles behind the bar which are the same ones as before, only shuffled around slightly.
Corrected entry: When Jack, Danny and Wendy are living in The Overlook, (and even in Dick Halloran's house in Florida where the TV and lamps have no wires coming from them) Stanley Kubrick takes great care so that no appliance (coffee makers, radios, etc.) is seen plugged into a wall socket and that no TVs (the sets Wendy watches in the kitchen and with Danny in the lobby) have visible wires. This may be a deliberate choice to show that people (or places) that "Shine" emit enough psychic energy to power appliances. This is brilliant, but the problem is, certain wires were overlooked by the crew and can be seen coming from the lamps in Room 237 and in Wendy and Jack's apartment. If you look closely at the TV set in the kitchen where Wendy hears the forecast about the snowstorm, a tiny bit of that very well-hidden power wire can be seen under the table above the seat on the chair in the middle.
Corrected entry: A map of the hedge maze is shown on a signpost in one scene and it is quite small and symmetrical. Later when Shelly and her son are in the maze the camera pans up for a birds-eye view of the actual maze which is much larger and asymmetrical.
Corrected entry: In the French version of the movie, there is something strange. Danny is called "Doc" by his parents (Doc, Doctor, the smart one, as far as I understand, right?), which sounds like "Duck." In French, we do not have such a "Doc" expression for children and the translator used the word "Canard" which means "Duck" (I have never heard anybody call his kid "Canard," except "Mon canard"). Funny and complicated for translator's work since "Canard" and "Doc" do not have the same number of syllables. In fact, Doc is based on the Bugs Bunny Phrase "Whats up, Doc?" It shouldn't change for the French version, because its like a name or nickname.
Corrected entry: In the first scene which Danny rides around the hotel on his tricycle, he frequently rides over both the floor and carpets. However, the sounds made by his tricycle do not change at the exact time he passes over from one surface to the other.
Corrected entry: When Jack has a nightmare and Wendy comes to the rescue. Jack spits on the camera when he wakes up.
Corrected entry: When Jack is sitting at the bar and orders a drink, he takes his wallet out of his back right pocket. Just before that scene when he is walking into the Gold Room, you can very see (thanks to a short jacket and snug jeans) that there is no wallet in his back pocket. After that scene when he goes into Room 273 you can again see that he has no wallet in his pocket though there would have been no time or reason for him to leave it anywhere.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Wendy brings Jack breakfast in their hotel room, it starts out as a reflection in a mirror then goes to an actual shot of them and the letters on Jack's shirt are backwards, in the next shot she is on a different side of him and the letters are right again.
Corrected entry: When Wendy and Danny are watching television, Danny askes her if he can go get his fire engine from his room. In that scene, the television set they are watching does not seem to have any cords or cables attached to it.
Corrected entry: Three separate hotels can each lay claim to being the real-life Overlook. The film was shot at the Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, Oregon. The back story comes from the supposedly haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado (The 1997 TV remake was filmed there as well). And the name was taken from the Overlook Mountain House in Woodstock, NY.
Corrected entry: When Jack is at the bar and asks for bourbon, Lloyd pours him what is obviously Jack Daniels. Although a whiskey, Jack Daniels is not bourbon.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Wendy first hears Danny crying 'Redrum' from his bedroom, she is in the living room pacing back and forth with a cigarette in her hand. When she enters Danny's bedroom she is no longer holding the cigarette.
Corrected entry: When Wendy tells Danny's doctor the story of when Jack accidentally dislocated Danny's shoulder, she says it happened five months ago. But when Jack tells Lloyd the story, he says it happened three years ago.
Corrected entry: In the scene when Jack Nicholson goes into the Gold Room bar and orders a drink, he pulls out his wallet to pay. He then shows the bartender that he doesn't have any money. He leaves to go check on room 237 to find the crazy woman who tried to strangle Danny. He then goes back to the bar and orders another drink and now has money in his wallet.
Corrected entry: After Wendy has locked Jack in the freezer, he escapes because his hallucination of the butler lets him out. A hallucination would not actually be able to unlock a door.
Corrected entry: When Wendy goes to talk to Jack for the first time while he is working on his "book" Jack rips the paper out of the typewriter upon her entrance. He then proceeds to yell at her and rip the paper into pieces. When she leaves another piece of paper has magically appeared in the typewriter and is half way through the page. He never replaced the paper while yelling at her.