March 25, 2023


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Licytowany przedmiot został użyty w kultowej scenie w „Lśnieniu” Stanleya Kubricka (fot. Forum/Planet/ Warner Bros)

Astronomical price for an ax from the movie “The Shining”

A prop from Stanley Kubrick’s movie The Shining, which was up for auction, has found a buyer. I’m talking about the ax that Jack Nicholson was hunting down Shelley Duvall. She is also in the center of the picture, as the main character of the film – Jack Torrance tries to force her in through the door. To purchase the most famous ax in the cinema, an anonymous buyer had to spend $ 175,000.

It was donated by an anonymous buyer to the famous prop to the owners of the Stanley Film Center shortly after the auction. It is an entertainment complex under construction near the Stanley Hotel that inspired Stephen King to write “The Shining”. There will be a place for a museum dedicated to horror. The ax sold at auction will be one of the exhibits there. “I can’t imagine anything more fitting than this piece of cinematic history to start our museum’s collection,” Rand Harrington, president of the Stanley Film Center, was pleased with the gift, told Indiewire.

The Stanley Film Center is still under construction and scheduled to open in the spring of 2024. Until the complex opens, the “The Shining” ax will be on display at the Stanley Hotel. It was he who inspired Stephen King to write the book on which the film was made. The King of Horror was staying there in room number 217. For the book, the hotel was renamed Overlook and is the most famous room with number 237.

Directed based on King’s book “The Shining” by Stanley Kubrick, the film captures the imagination of movie fans to this day, and many viewers consider this horror movie one of the best ever. The filmmakers are back at the Stanley/Overlook Hotel in the sequel to The Shining, the Dr. Dream movie, and the documentary Room 237, which showcases all the flavors, symbols, and curiosities that fuel the book’s imagination. And movie lovers. He was also visited by the heroes of “Player One” by Steven Spielberg.

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# American cinema

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