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theoverlookhotel.com has posted the screenplay for the deleted original ending of The Shining. When the Shining was originally released, there was a hospital scene between the first shot of Jack frozen and the closing shot of the framed photo, bearing the date July 4, 1921.
The website notes,
Kubrick decided to remove the scene very shortly after the U.S. opening, dispatching assistants to excise the scene from the dozens of prints showing in Los Angeles and New York City. All known copies of the scene were reportedly destroyed, although it is rumored that one surviving copy may exist.
Normal indeed. Unfortunately, Stephen King also has a soft spot for Danny -- and it doesn't just end in a hospital!