I met Danny Lloyd, the little boy in The Shining

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Nice guy, very down to earth and willing to talk about his experiences. He said he was introduced to SK at some point during the process but he has no recollection of meeting him, he was introduced to so many people.

He said Shelley Duvall hung out with his parents and Jack Nicholson liked playing with him and letting him run around with the fake axe between takes. He said Stanley was very nice to him the entire time.

He said the only time he got scared was once he was running around the set alone and he stumbled into a room full of skeletons, presumably props to be used in a later scene that he wasn't in. He said he ran away!
 

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Nice guy, very down to earth and willing to talk about his experiences. He said he was introduced to SK at some point during the process but he has no recollection of meeting him, he was introduced to so many people.

He said Shelley Duvall hung out with his parents and Jack Nicholson liked playing with him and letting him run around with the fake axe between takes. He said Stanley was very nice to him the entire time.

He said the only time he got scared was once he was running around the set alone and he stumbled into a room full of skeletons, presumably props to be used in a later scene that he wasn't in. He said he ran away!
....outstanding Bob!!....what a great series of character insights, and super time for you.....
 

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Nice guy, very down to earth and willing to talk about his experiences. He said he was introduced to SK at some point during the process but he has no recollection of meeting him, he was introduced to so many people.

He said Shelley Duvall hung out with his parents and Jack Nicholson liked playing with him and letting him run around with the fake axe between takes. He said Stanley was very nice to him the entire time.

He said the only time he got scared was once he was running around the set alone and he stumbled into a room full of skeletons, presumably props to be used in a later scene that he wasn't in. He said he ran away!
Thanks for sharing the photo and your experience with us. Maybe this was the scene in which the skeleton props were used:
 

fushingfeef

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Oh, I forgot another funny story he told. He said that Scatman Crothers (who played Dick Halloran) would sing him the "Hong Kong Phooey" theme song, which was a Saturday morning cartoon at the time in which Scatman really did the voice of the main character. He said he was a fan of the cartoon so it blew his mind to hear the actual guy singing the song!
 

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Oh, I forgot another funny story he told. He said that Scatman Crothers (who played Dick Halloran) would sing him the "Hong Kong Phooey" theme song, which was a Saturday morning cartoon at the time in which Scatman really did the voice of the main character. He said he was a fan of the cartoon so it blew his mind to hear the actual guy singing the song!
I was amazed years later to realise that Mr. Crothers was the voice behind 'the mild-mannered janitor'
 

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I liked the article in the Entertainment Weekly Guide which was about whether the experiences of the child actors being in horrorfilms were in any way detrimental. It seems mostly not.

I wonder though what the skeletons were for? I don't remember those from the film. Or was it one of the deleted scenes?
 

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fushingfeef

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Yeah what's interesting is that there were many scenes cut from the European version that were always available in the American version. I wish I could see the final scenes that were cut shortly after the premiere, where Stuart Ullman meets Wendy and Danny at the hospital, but Kubrick had all those versions destroyed.
 

Gerald

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Yeah what's interesting is that there were many scenes cut from the European version that were always available in the American version. I wish I could see the final scenes that were cut shortly after the premiere, where Stuart Ullman meets Wendy and Danny at the hospital, but Kubrick had all those versions destroyed.
I wonder though why the American version is still not available on blu-ray/dvd here. Even when there were different versions at the time it came out, why would that still have to continue til the present for home viewing?
 

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Anyone know why Danny was wearing a Flyers jacket at the beginning of movie? I don't recall from the book if the family had any prior association with the Philadelphia area. It always struck me as a bit odd and being a Kubrick movie there is the tendency to seek some type of meaning in just about everything.
 
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