From the always awesome Cabinet, on the typed pages used in The Shining.
Never one to stint on artistic integrity and veracity, Kubrick used no shortcuts for the relatively simple scene. As artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin discovered during recent research in the Kubrick archives in London, instead of having the sentence typed on only the few sheets seen by viewers, the director asked his secretary Margaret Warrington to type it on each one of the 500-odd sheets in the stack. What’s more, he also had Warrington type up an equivalent number of manuscript pages in four languages—French, German, Italian, Spanish—for foreign releases of the film.
Which reminds us, our newest issue “Lines of Work” goes up online tomorrow, and our launch party is this Friday, March 18th at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.