We look at the first two minutes and thirty-seven seconds of Kubrick’s masterpiece. The music! The flying! The credits! More weird trivia than you can shake an axe at!
Download the file here: Shining Episode 1
This album was huge.
The version of the Dies Irae that inspired the opening of The Shining begins at 3:30.
Scatman Crothers in one of his most beloved roles.
“Horn.” [pause] “Toad.” (The password was “trombone.”)
He’s not actually in the opening credits, he barely says a word in the movie, but we love him anyway: Mr. Barry Dennen.
It’s all about the music.