Monday, January 28, 2013

Lee Unkrich and The Shining

I'm sure almost all of you are familiar with Lee Unkrich, co-director of Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo, and director of Toy Story 3. What some of you may not know is that Lee is also a huge fan of the 1980 film The Shining by Stanley Kubrick. In fact, this was the film that first got Lee interested in film-making. Lee is the "caretaker" of The Overlook Hotel, a website dedicated to The Shining.

Lee's mom, Emilie Unkrich, recently posted a couple of great interviews with Lee regarding The Shining and his website. The first is an interview by Empire regarding his love for the film. It also mentions some great The Shining Easter Eggs that can be found in Pixar films!

The second is an audio interview by CBC Radio's As It Happens. This interview discusses a removed scene at the end of The Shining.

If you're a fan of The Shining, I strongly recommend checking out The Overlook Hotel website! After these interviews, maybe it's time I introduce my kids to The Shining!

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