The Timberline Lodge in Mount Hood, Oregon, the historic hotel that served as the backdrop, partially caught fire. The shiny, Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece. To be able to extinguish the flames, it required the intervention of four teams of firefighters, who worked in terrible weather conditions due to the wind, and more than two hours of work. The fire was caused by hot embers coming from one of the interior fireplaces and spread along the walls to the attic. The successful intervention of the firefighters made it possible to avoid the destruction of the entire building. Dedicated in 1937 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor, it became a national monument in 1977. The Timberline Lodge was used in 1980 to film some scenes for the film starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. Kubrick chose it to shoot exterior scenes, like the famous aerial shot that opens the film. However, King, the author of the novel, took inspiration from another great hotel: the Stanley in California.


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