Stephen king characters wendy torrance she is jacks wife. Kubrick filmed the exteriors at timberline lodge in oregon the overlook hotel was a secluded hotel located in the rocky mountains and the main antagonist in the shining. In the book, the grady twins are not twins but are eight and ten and described by bill watson as cute as buttons. They did not make an appearance but are mentioned and referenced several times and almost certainly haunt the overlook. The overlook hotel is one of the most famous and most scary fictional buildings ever, right up there with the bates motel. Book cap hat iconic magnet mug overlook hotel shining shirt short sleeve silipint sweatshirt tshirt the overlook hotel the shining sort by featured price, low to high price, high to low az za date, old to new date, new to old best selling. The stanley hotel historic stanley estes park hotel. The real hotel in colorado that inspired king to write the novel. A visit to the historic hotel that spawned the shining. How come in the shining the room number used in the book. The setting and characters are influenced by kings personal experiences, including both his visit to the. Followed by the stand in 1978, these books cemented kings place as the preeminent. I am not going to go on and on about how frustrating it must be for someone of kings prolificity and stature to have people think that his best novel was written 22 years and 30some books ago. The shining is set in the overlook hotel, which is located in the rocky mountains of colorado.
The overlook hotel claimed the most beautiful physical setting on any resort in the world. Published in 1977, it is kings third published novel and first hardback bestseller. The film is based on stephen kings 1977 novel of the same name and stars. Stephen king the overlook the stanley hotel and ghosts. Stanley hotel in estes park, co offers 4 types of hotel accommodations including historic rooms, bed and breakfast boutique hotel, modern hotel rooms, and 1 to 3 bedroom condominiums perfect for groups. One time danny torrance visited this room after a ball strangely rolled to him from its open doors. Discover the stanley hotel in estes park, colorado. And lets not forget the hosepipe and the elevator coming to. The room was inhabited in the past, by a lorraine massey who would usually seduce young bellboys who would visit her room. Paranormal experiences in room 237 led stephen king to write the shining. The shining begins with jack torrance being interviewed for the caretakers job at the overlook hotel.
The shining is the third book published by stephen king. I woke up with a tremendous jerk, sweating all over, within an inch of falling out of bed. The focus is directed on supernatural ghosts and beings rather than the subtle presences. Buy the shining book online at low prices in india the.
Stephen king actually began writing the shining in its room 217. The overlooks manager, ullman, is concerned about giving jack the job. At the hotel, rooms have a desk, a flatscreen tv and a private bathroom. The hotel will soon close for the winter, but cant be left unattended.
When a young stephen king stayed there one winter weekend in 1974, he was inspired to write the classic novel the shining. The hotel king stayed at when he first got the idea for the shining is the stanly hotel in estes park, colorado. Kitchen staff have reported to have heard a party going on in the ballroom, only to find it empty. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The book, the shining, is a literary masterpiece written by stephen king.
What is the name of the hotel in the shining answers. The shining 1980 offers a masterclass in stripping down a novel to its bare. At one point in the book hedge animals stalk danny and jack. The shining, by stephen king, is slowly but surely changing that perception. I got up, lit a cigarette, sat in the chair looking out the window at the rockies, and by the time the cigarette was done, i had the bones of the book firmly set in my mind. Exchange nabe pinnacle award for inspirational books in spring 2011. Approximately five miles from the entrance to rocky mountain national park, the stanley offers panoramic views of lake estes, the rockies and especially longs peak. The book is a little better then the movie in my opinion. Based on the novel of the same name by stephen king, the shining follows.
Jack torrance, his wife wendy, and their young son danny move into the overlook hotel, where jack has been hired as the winter caretaker. The film that inspired the shining, the stanley hotel in estes park, colorado not the timberline lodge which was used in the movie adaptation is actually haunted. The shining is a 1980 psychological horror film produced and directed by stanley kubrick and cowritten with novelist diane johnson. Before doctor sleep, there was the shining, a classic of modern american horror from the undisputed master, stephen king. Check into the reallife hotel of horrors that inspired. List of characters in the shining book the shining wiki fandom. Kubrick actually used exteriors from a different hotel for the film starring jack nicholson and shelley. The world was the overlook hotel, where the party never ended. The shining is the story of jack torrance, who is employed as the. The king family moved to boulder colorado in 1977 for a year, where a weekend visit to an offseason hotel inspired the shining in 1997, stephen king switched publishers once again.
Hotel that inspired the shining builds on its eerie. The shining is a gothic horror novel by stephen king, first published in 1977. When he and his family are snowbound in a haunted hotel for the winter, his father seems to change. This inspiring and compelling book has won ten awards to date, including honorable mentions at the december 2012 new england and london book festivals, october 2012 southern california book festival and june 2012 new york book festival in the category of spiritual books. Fiveyearold danny has the gift of shining he knows and sees things most people cant. The story takes place in a very haunted hotel named the overlook. The shining splitvolume the shining, doctor sleep, and the shining doctor sleep. The name tony is simply a shortening of dannys middle name anthony. The hotel doesnt like danny, but it wants him, and his special gift. The book would forever connect the stanley hotel with the spirits that. By morning, his seminal 1977 novel the shining was born. He is informed by the hotel manager that the previous caretaker, delbert. In 1974, master of horror stephen king and his wife tabitha spent just one night in room 217 at the stanley hotel in estes park, colo. The stanley hotel is a 142room colonial revival hotel in estes park, colorado, united states.
What is the name of the possessed hotel in the shining. With every turn of the page, things get worse and worse in that spooky, old hotel. What was the name of the hotel in the stanley kubrick directed film from stephen kings book adaptation of the shining. What was the name of the hotel in the movie the shining. The property has a 24hour front desk as well as free wifi throughout the property. Though the stanley is often referred to as the hotel from the shining, this is a misnomer. When stephen kings third novel the shining hit the shelves in 1977, it became his first hardcover bestseller. Some important things to remember about the hotel are that it is isolated due to the winter. Before doctor sleep, there was the shining, a classic of modern american horror from the undisputed master, stephen king danny is only five years old, but in the words of old mr hallorann he is a shiner, aglow with psychic voltage. Jack torrance majora writer and former teacher who suffers from alcohol abuse and becomes the caretaker of the overlook hotel for the winter.
It is regarded in some quarters as kings best book. The hotel that inspired the shining to become worlds. List of characters in the shining is a complete list of each of every character in the 1977. The directors horror masterpiece deserves its cult status, but now after its motifs have been quoted endlessly. It makes jack less of a villain more of a ghost influenced, then possessed person and you get to see more of why he is sorta on the edge. This hotel is shown as the overlook in the tv mini series. Kings books had sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, and his name had. The shining mainly takes place in the fictional overlook hotel, an isolated, haunted resort hotel located in the colorado rockies. I do like the movie to, but personally, i like the book a bit more. The grady twins are two little girls who were murdered by their father delbert grady, when he was possessed by ghosts in the overlook hotel in the shining. Her gullible nature, her compassion for danny and her husband seems to be her only flaws. It was built by freelan oscar stanley of stanley steamer fame and opened on july 4, 1909, as a resort for upper class easterners. Jack also meets watson, the hotels seasonal caretaker, who shows jack the heating and.
The actual hotel was used in the 1997 television miniseries the overlook in stanley kubricks the shining. The shining is about a family that stays at a haunted hotel, and the father gets posessed. The timberline lodge, 1980 exteriors of oregons timberline lodge were used in stanley kubricks horror classic, the shining. The rest of the film was shot at elstree studios in london. Room 237, not to be confused with the documentary of the same name, was a room in the overlook hotel in the shining. It was built by freelan oscar stanley of stanley steamer fame and opened on july 4, 1909, as a resort for upper class easterners and a. The shining is a horror novel by american author stephen king. The history of the hotel, which is described in backstory by several characters, includes the deaths of some of its guests and of former winter caretaker delbert grady, who succumbed to cabin fever and killed his family and himself. When his father becomes caretaker of the overlook hotel, dannys visions grow out of control. The stanley hotel estes park, colorado atlas obscura. Shining hotel provides airconditioned accommodations in batang berjuntai.
The shining has lost its shine kubrick was slumming it in a genre he despised. While the book concludes with the destruction of overlook hotel. Jack torrances new job at the overlook hotel is the perfect chance. Lets take a close look at some of the characters in stephen kings the shining. The overlook was inspired by the stanley hotel in estes park, colorado. The novel was adapted into a 1980 film of the same name and was later followed by a sequel. The new contract provided a salary of two million dollars per book, and gave. In boulder, jacks son, danny, has a terrifying premonition about the hotel, and jacks wife, wendy, tells a. Most folks have either seen the movie, the shining or read stephen kings book of the same title one of kings best and scariest books. A sequel to the film and based on the book of the same name, doctor sleep, is set to hit theaters in november. The shining book vs movie all the differences between. Wendy and danny reunite and leave the hotel in a snowcat, and.593 404 205 947 118 1307 1171 1436 715 670 110 1333 482 705 381 1237 1074 625 1470 854 1225 229 1575 857 314 189 626 1358 247 1539 928 500 1069 112 1539 1405 1484 776 284 187 675 153 1153 963 743 902 326 1475 921