One of the fascinating pieces of trivia below is true*, the other is false. Do YOU know which is which?
The Shining (1980)
1) All of the interior rooms of The Overlook Hotel were filmed at Elstree Studios in England, including The Colorado Lounge, where Jack does his typing. Because of the intense heat generated from the lighting used to recreate window sunlight (the room took 700,000 watts of light per window to make it look like a snowy day outside), the lounge set caught fire. Fortunately all of the scenes had been completed there, so the set was rebuilt with a higher ceiling, and the same area was eventually used by Steven Spielberg as the snake-filled Well of the Souls tomb in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
2) Known for his demanding authenticity, Stanley Kubrick cast Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall in their roles a full six years before filming was to begin and ordered them to get married, live together, and have a son together so that son could be used for the role of Danny. This unusual method worked so well that after filming was completed Kubrick had the boy taxidermied and presented him as a gift to Nicholson.
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