Audio courtesy of Gordon Stainforth. His biggest break came in 1979 when he joined Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining at Elstree Studios as an Assistant Editor. When Ray Lovejoy, the Editor, fell ill in the final stages of the production in the following year, Gordon cut the last 30 minutes of the film, working directly with Kubrick. He then worked as the Music Editor, laying all the avant-garde music for the movie, which has now become something of a cult. There is also an interview with Gordon about it. See also The Shining music acclaim. He then went on to cut the BBC television documentary, Making The Shining, directed by Vivian Kubrick (Stanley’s daughter). After that, he worked as First Assistant Editor on five other major movies (see below), and Music Editor for James Horner (Titanic, Avatar, etc.) on The Dresser.
Stanley Kubrick allowed his then-17-year-old daughter, Vivian, to make a documentary about the production of The Shining. Created originally for the BBC television show Arena, this documentary offers rare insight into the shooting process of a Kubrick film. This version of the documentary has commentary by Vivian Kubrick.
Staircases to Nowhere: Making Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. The most in-depth exploration into the making of The Shining on film, from the perspective of those who actually worked on the production.