Behind the Boulder Apartment Building (Revisiting the Shining) – Google Maps Redux Art

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Thank you to Tom Rouse who left the coordinates for the Boulder apartment complex of the Torrances (the facade) in a comment on an article at the Examiner. He misnamed the apartment complex as the Kimberly when instead it is the Kensington. The Kimberly apartments are in roughly the same area, about two miles distant on Thunderbird Circle. The Kensington apartments are at 2950 Bixby.

But no matter the misname! He left the coordinates! Thank you!

The complex (pretty large) has buildings on four sides, for which reason I was unable to get a view of the mountains from beyond the parking lot, and so settled on a view of the rear of one of the buildings near an entrance.

Here is their FB page where you can some sample pics of apartments. Here are reviews on them at apartment ratings. Sounds like the kind of inbetween here and there place at which the Torrances might have landed.

They’re right off Highway 36, and a couple of blocks over you can still get a good view of the mountains from the highway. Back in 1980 the Kensington was probably the very edge of town, and is still pretty close to it.

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Last Shot of Glacier Park on Interview Day – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

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Near Logan Pass, at around the Continental Divide, Kubrick crossfades from footage of the Glacier National Park to The Timberline at Mount Hood, blending Mount Clements (I believe) with Mount Hood. The helicopter then hovers over the presumed Overlook. This is past Siyeh Bend on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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After the West Tunnel – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

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After the west tunnel, cut to the yellow beetle passing through an alpine area without trees. After the bend, it will pass a car with a kayak on top coming from the other direction. This is a good way past Logan Pass, towards The Loop, and so is head of the next and last shot of Going-to-the-Sun Road in the opening sequence.

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The East Tunnel (Revisiting The Shining)

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Entering the East Tunnel (Not Depicted in Film) – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

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Exiting the East Tunnel (Not Depicted in Film)- Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

The yellow beetle didn’t enter and exit the east tunnel, but if it had, this is what Jack would have seen.

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Exiting the West Tunnel (Revisiting The Shining)

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Exiting the West Tunnel (Revisiting The Shining), Google Maps Redux Art

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Looking Back at the West Tunnel (Revisiting The Shining), Google Maps Redux Art

The yellow beetle enters the Going to the Sun west tunnel and then it exits and passes a car parked to the left. If we are in the beetle, not watching from the vantage of the helicopter, we have no clue what’s around the bend, except for more mountains.

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Rounding the Bend (Revising the Shining), Google Maps Redux Art

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Entering the West Tunnel (Revisiting the Shining)

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Entering the West Tunnel, Revisiting The Shining, Google Redux

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Entering the West Tunnel #2, Revisiting The Shining, Google Redux

Using Google maps as a base, imagined views from the yellow beetle in The Shining, if the yellow beetle could transport itself to now. There are two tunnels on the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park, just as there are two St. Mary’s lakes (an upper and a lower). The film shows the beetle entering the west tunnel which is between Logan’s Pass and the loop back. So, the beetle is still traveling west but it is on another section of the road which has it actually going the opposite direction on the Going-to-the-Sun-Road from the other opening shots. The two tunnels look much alike but the west tunnel can be distinguished as the appropriate one by the parking before and after.

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Helicopter Takes a Pass at the Little Beetle (Revisiting The Shining)

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Rounding the Bend – Revisiting “The Shining – Google Maps Redux Art

A perspective from Google Maps as it reaches the point when the helicopter would have made its pass.

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Crossing the Field – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

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Crossing the Field – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

Before The Narrows, at St. Mary’s Lake, the little beetle crosses a field. The previous serpentine bends shot was already past The Narrows. The shot after this will take us back past The Narrows again, further beyond.

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Serpentine Bends – Revisiting “The Shining – Google Maps Redux Art

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Serpentine Bends – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

The opening shot of The Shining has the helicopter passing by Wild Goose Island, then continuing toward the cliff area where it will a couple shots later do a close pass over the beetle. At the end of the opening shot we have a crossfade to the beetle winding through forest on a serpentine stretch of road that is between The Narrows and the aforesaid cliff.

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St. Mary’s Lake – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux (2 images)

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St. Mary’s Lake – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux

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St. Mary’s Lake (2) – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux

Wild Goose Island, with which “The Shining” opens, is on St. Mary’s Lake past The Narrows in Glacier National Park, Montana. There are two St. Mary’s Lakes, this one and a Lower St. Mary’s Lake.

The helicopter soars past the island and towards the bank where several shots later it will do a close pass by the yellow beetle.

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“Definitely No King”

A while back it was proposed in the comment area of a section of my analysis on Kubrick’s The Shining that the item Danny carries into the maze, when exploring it with Wendy, worn on a kind of holster, may not be a toy gun but is possibly a small super 8 film camera. Wendy is, herself, carrying a Polaroid camera.

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