At the start of Bly Manor, Victoria Pedretti̵
Of course, the space that haunts both Jack and Danny Torrance, in Kubrick’s films, contains plenty of changes to the King’s original material, Room 237. But in the book it’s Room 217. Here Dani returns to his room …
Here’s a little background story about the reason for changing room number. The hotel, which was on the outside of The Shining’s “Overlook” in the movie, The Timberland Lodge, posted the following details on their page:
Kubrick was asked not to portray room 217 (shown in the book) in The Shining because future guests at the Lodge might be afraid to stay there. Then a non-existent room, Room 237, was replaced in the movie. Strangely and a little ironically, Room 217 is requested more often than any other room on Timberline.
Of course, Flanagan used the original room number from the book for this fun little tip of the hat.
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