Making Those Perfect Shots

Sure, it probably takes 100 tries or so to get this right but the end product is what you need to care about. Rumor is Stanley Kubrick tortured his actors with retake after retake. The scene in the Shining where Shelly Duvall is backing away from Nicholson up the stairs and swinging the bat was shot 127 times. The reasons she’s so shaky and crying wasn’t acting, she was exhausted and beaten down by her director.