Art — June 8, 2013, 11:48 am

Annotations on an Exterior Shot of the Overlook Hotel

Timberline Lodge photograph used for The Shining. Courtesy TASCHEN/The Stanley Kubrick ArchivesTimberline Lodge, a building on the south side of Oregon’s Mount Hood that served as the exterior for the Overlook Hotel, annotated with Stanley Kubrick’s instructions to the crew of The Shining. Jay Kirk’s “The Shining Path,” about Room 237, a film detailing theories of the meaning of The Shining, appears in the June 2013 issue. © The Stanley Kubrick Estate. Courtesy TASCHEN/The Stanley Kubrick Archives

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