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The #kubrick retrospective at @lacma closed yesterday. So glad I got to see it in person as he is one of my greatest influences. “Real is good, interesting is better.” - Stanley Kubrick #latergram (at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA))
Polaroid images of actress Shelley Duvall shot by Continuity Supervisor June Randall during production of The Shining. These black-and-white photos were shot throughout filming to notate positions of props, set dressing, and states of costumes.
The original, unaltered period photo into which actor Jack Nicholson was composited to create the iconic photograph seen in the final shots of The Shining.
These images were found in a book entitled The Complete Airbrush and Photo-Retouching Manual, which was originally published in 1985. The author of the book was the retouching artist responsible for creating the composited image.
The original photographs of Jack Nicholson are located in the Stanley Kubrick Archive in London, and inspection of them reveals that only Nicholson’s head, collar, and bowtie were used; the rest of the figure is the anonymous man in the original 1923 photograph.
Interestingly, close examination of images from the film reveals that two different photo-composites were used: one for the long tracking shot which pushes down the hall towards the photo, and a different one for the extreme close-up. Nicholson’s composited head rotates from one photo to the next, and his shoulder shifts, partially obscuring the woman holding the cigarette behind him.