The Shining

Continuity mistake: When Wendy gets jack in to the food storage, two boxes beside the door fall to the floor. When Jack wakes up those boxes are back on the pile again.


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Hallorann is talking to Danny over ice cream, when the shot pan to Danny, the amount of ice cream stains he has on the side of his mouth changes.


Other mistake: When Stuart Ullman is showing Jack and Wendy their quarters, there is a window on the wall to the right across from the bed. However later, when Jack tries to break into the bathroom with the axe and Wendy puts Danny through the window onto the hill of snow, their quarters is not on a corner of the hotel, which the aforementioned window would suggest. (00:22:45)

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Suggested correction: Stanley Kubrick intentionally did this, to get the audience to feel like something has been off the entire movie. Like in the interview scene, there should be a hallway where the window is but there's not. And the hotel is constantly changing itself as it is sentient.

Continuity mistake: When Wendy is trying to escape through the small window, she leaves the room with the lights on, but in a view from outside the lights are off, then Jack passes by and the lights are on back again.


Continuity mistake: When the Danny is meeting with the chef in the kitchen, and Danny is eating ice cream. The amount of ice cream in the bowl changes from a little to a lot.


Deliberate mistake: Although Kubrick might've done this on purpose to show that the Overlook is unusual, as Jack is walking to the office to meet the manager, there is a left turn ahead, leaning to another hallway. When he goes into the manager's office, there's a window behind his desk that shows trees outside, but it shouldn't be there because that's where the hallway is.

Continuity mistake: When Shelly Duvall is crying, backing up the stairs and swinging a bat at Jack Nicholson, the positions of both of their arms and the bat change dramatically as the camera shots switch back and forth between them.

Visible crew/equipment: At the beginning of the movie, Jack knocks on Ullman's office door and you can see Stanley Kubrick reflected in one of the square window panes behind Mr Ullman. Do not confuse Kubrick's reflection with Jack Nicholson's. (00:03:39)

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Continuity mistake: Wendy is smoking a cigarette when Danny starts screaming, then she runs into the bedroom and opens the door, and doesn't have the cigarette.

Revealing mistake: In the shot just before when Jack finishes axing the bathroom door, one of the broken pieces of wood is resting against the camera.

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the beginning of the film, when Doc and Mr. Hallorann are eating ice cream, if you pay attention to Danny's hands, they move from folded in front of the ice cream bowl, to the back, and so on. They move about 5 times, each different.

Jack Torrance: Wendy, let me explain something to you. Whenever you come in here and interrupt me, you're breaking my concentration. You're distracting me. And it will then take me time to get back to where I was. You understand?
Wendy Torrance: Yeah.
Jack Torrance: Now, we're going to make a new rule. When you come in here and you hear me typing [types], or whether you DON'T hear me typing, or whatever the FUCK you hear me doing, when I'm in here, it means that I am working. THAT means don't come in. Now, do you think you can handle that?
Wendy Torrance: Yeah.
Jack Torrance: Good. Now why don't you start right now and get the fuck out of here?

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Trivia: Stanley Kubrick was very protective of Danny Lloyd, because he was so young. Through some careful and clever directing, Lloyd was unaware he was making a horror film until after the film's release.

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Question: Who were all the skeletons that the Mother sees toward the end of the film? It's never explained. Also, what room was that?

Answer: It was The Gold Room. The skeletons are simply those of past guests: we never learn their identities.

Not the Gold Room. It's the lobby area you see earlier in the movie when they first get there and Jack is sitting in a chair reading a magazine.

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