At the beginning of Bly Manor, Danny of Victoria Pedretti, who will soon move to Bly Manor, stays in a London hostel ̵
Of course, in Kubrick’s film, which contains many changes to the king’s original material, the room that haunts both Jack and Danny Thorens is Room 237. But in the book is Room 217. Here Danny returns to his room …
Here is a little background on the reason for changing the room number. The hotel that advocated for the exterior of The Shining “Overlook” in the film, The Timberland Lodge, posted the following details on its website:
Kubrick was asked not to depict room 217 (included in the book) in The Shining, because future guests in the lodge may be afraid to stay there. Thus, a non-existent room, room 237, was replaced in the film. Curiously and somewhat ironically, room 217 is requested more often than any other room in Timberline.
Naturally, Flanagan uses the original room number from the book for this fun little hat tip.
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