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The Shining – Watch unseen interviews with Stanley Kubrick and Vivian Kubrick by Japanese Filmmaker Junichi Yaoi

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Towards the end of post-production on The Shining, Junichi Yaoi visited Stanley Kubrick’s offices at EMI Elstree Studios to investigate reports of paranormal activity on the set there were several accidents and a major fire during production which were prominently reported by the media at the time.

This raw footage was likely shot for an unreleased Japanese paranormal TV documentary – Junichi Yaoi is known for producing paranormal programs for Nippon Television Network.

The unedited footage came from master VHS tapes (Sony KCS20 U-matic Cartridges) in the personal collection of famed ufologist Wendelle C. Stevens, who was apparently involved in this production.

This is fascinating to watch.

The video opens with the journey from London to EMI Elstree Studios, including arrival at studio reception.

Junichi Yaoi is given a tour of EMI Elstree Studios by Julian Senior (Vice President of Advertising & Publicity for Warner Brothers/ Europe), they discuss production on The Shining, Kubrick’s innovative TV teaser spots.

This is followed by a meeting with Vivian Kubrick who discusses her documentary, anecdotes of production on The Shining and her father, further tours of the post-production offices.

A tour is given by Vivian of “the Kubrick equipment room” including discussing and handling Stanley Kubrick’s Zeiss Planar f/0.7 converted NASA lens from Barry Lyndon, Shelley Duvall’s costumes, props and equipment from previous films. This seems to be Kubrick’s working archive, after this we also see Stanley Kubrick’s personal office.

Junichi Yaoi speaks to Stanley Kubrick by telephone conducting an interview – Kubrick is away from the office overseeing foreign language prints of the film. This is followed by an in-depth interview with Vivian Kubrick.

We get final glimpses of exteriors at EMI Elstree, then the journey back to central London and final views of the Odeon Covent Garden with a Shining marquee.

Chapters:
00:00 Intro / Drive from central London to EMI Elstree Studios (Borehamwood)
04:14 Arrival at EMI Elstree Studios
07:07 Meeting with Julian Senior (Warner Brothers)
12:16 Tour of studio sound stages with Julian Senior, details of production
18:30 Back to the production offices – details of scenes shot there
23:00 Meeting with Vivian Kubrick, discussing her Shining documentary
27:20 Vivian Kubrick shows Junichi Yaoi “the Kubrick equipment room”
31:50 Stanley Kubrick’s equipment the ‘famous’ Zeiss f/0.7 NASA lens.
34:00 Stanley Kubrick working archive
36:15 ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ related material (back projection slides)
38:04 Stanley Kubrick’s office
41:40 Vivian Kubrick interview at edit table
45:24 Telephone interview with Stanley Kubrick
55:45 Interview with Vivian Kubrick
1:15:26 EMI Elstree studios exteriors
1:16:35 Outtro / drive back to London, central London and Soho
1:22:57 Odeon Covent Garden (The Shining posters & marquee)

Thanks to image circulation for the upload.

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