FOX Discusses THE SHINING'S Alternate Ending

In an article about movies that had different endings (10 Popular Movies That Nearly Had Completely Different Endings) said this about The Shining:
One weekend after "The Shining" debuted in theaters, director Stanley Kubrick hacked off a few minutes from the end. In his original cut, right after viewers caught a glimpse of Jack Torrance's frozen corpse jutting from the snow, it was revealed that his wife Wendy and son Danny were admitted to a nearby hospital. The Overlook Hotel's returning manager comes to visit, and informs Wendy that investigators "didn’t find the slightest evidence of anything at all out of the ordinary," implying that Wendy was perhaps hallucinating. Then, on his way out, he gives Danny the mysterious yellow ball that appeared earlier in the film, which actress Shelley Duvall (Wendy) took to mean that the hotel manager was behind the Overlook's paranormal activities. (source:

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1 comment:

  1. Interesting.

    This almost seems to imply, I'm not saying either way, and I wouldn't take it seriously, that was himself a ghost.

    I don't know. Maybe the director was just trying to play with the audiences heads.