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Room 237 (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 26 October 2012 (UK)
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An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

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A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within 'Stanley Kubrick (I)' 's Kubrick''s film The Shining (1980). The film may be over 30 years old but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments. Together they'll draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out. Written by Anonymous

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Some movies stay with you forever...and ever...and ever.

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$29,693 (USA) (29 March 2013)

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$259,765 (USA) (10 May 2013)
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Director Rodney Ascher has gone on record saying that he does not personally believe many of the theories espoused by narrators in this film. In an interview with Complex magazine, he said, "my personal take on it is, for one, I don't think it's nearly as visionary as any one of these folks have found. I just see it as sort of a story about juggling the responsibilities of your career and family and as cautionary tale of what may happen if you make the wrong choice. And even maybe looking at the ghosts as these figures that represent fortune or prestige or things that you might be chasing at the expense of paying proper attention to your family." See more »

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In one of the trailers, a card is shown: "Neither this film, nor any view or opinion expressed in it, nor the context in which film footage and images are used, is approved or endorsed by, or is in any way associated with, the Kubrick 1981 Trust, Stanely Kubrick's family, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., or anyone else connected with the making of the motion picture The Shining ('The Shining Filmmakers'). The views and opinions expressed in this documentary film are solely those of the commentators in it and do not reflect the views of Stanley Kubrick or The Shining Filmmakers." Stanley Kubrick's name is misspelled in the first sentence (assuming it is not deliberate). See more »

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Complete Morons
29 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was really excited to see this documentary. I had always been sure that The Shining had to have some hidden message(s). It was either one grand secret theme or lots of little gems. I hoped Room 237 would have some insider information to help shed light on my suspicions. This is NOT the case. I have never heard so many discussions about such meaningless crap in my life. The various commentors were so far removed from the production that they could not possibly have any relevant information. They have no business creating as much as a grade school book report let alone a documentary for public viewing. Unless there's a joke that I'm not in on, these people are complete morons. Don't bother watching their pathetic ramblings. Instead, use that time to watch The Shining again. Form your own opinions (and keep them to yourselves).


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