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Room 237 -- Rodney Ascher's wry and provocative Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick's still-controversial classic The Shining.
Room 237 -- A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining.
Room 237 -- A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining.
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26 October 2012 (Ireland) See more »
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Some movies stay with you forever...and ever...and ever.
Plot:
An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980). Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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Disappointed See more (105 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Bill Blakemore ... Himself
Geoffrey Cocks ... Himself
Juli Kearns ... Herself
John Fell Ryan ... Himself
Jay Weidner ... Himself
Stephen Brophy ... Cast
Ash Brophy ... Csst
Buddy Black ... Cast
Buffy Visick ... Cast
Sam Walton ... Cast (as Samuel Walton)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Scatman Crothers ... Dick Hallorann (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tom Cruise ... Dr. William Harford (archive footage) (uncredited)

Barry Dennen ... Bill Watson (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kirk Douglas ... Spartacus (archive footage) (uncredited)

Keir Dullea ... Dr. Dave Bowman (archive footage) (uncredited)

Shelley Duvall ... Wendy Torrance (archive footage) (uncredited)
Christoph Eichhorn ... Hans Castorp (archive footage) (uncredited)

Thomas Gibson ... Carl (archive footage) (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Emil Jannings ... Mephisto (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nicole Kidman ... Alice Harford (archive footage) (uncredited)

Stephen King ... Jordy Verrill (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ben Kingsley ... Itzhak Stern (archive footage) (uncredited)

Stanley Kubrick ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Danny Lloyd ... Danny Torrance (archive footage) (uncredited)
Patrick Magee ... Mr. Alexander (archive footage) (uncredited)

James Mason ... Prof. Humbert Humbert (archive footage) (uncredited)

Roddy McDowall ... Benjamin Franklin Fischer (archive footage) (uncredited)

Malcolm McDowell ... Alex (archive footage) (uncredited)

Liam Neeson ... Oskar Schindler (archive footage) (uncredited)

Barry Nelson ... Stuart Ullman (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jack Nicholson ... Jack Torrance (archive footage) (uncredited)

Pope John Paul II ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Martin Potter ... Encolpio (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alexander Radszun ... Joachim Ziemßen (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robert Redford ... Bob Woodward (archive footage) (uncredited)

Clive Revill ... Dr. Barrett (archive footage) (uncredited)

Peter Sellers ... Clare Quilty (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joseph Stalin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Philip Stone ... Delbert Grady (archive footage) (uncredited)

Joe Turkel ... Lloyd the Bartender (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Rodney Ascher 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rodney Ascher  written by (uncredited)

Produced by
P. David Ebersole .... executive producer
Andrew Herwitz .... associate producer
Todd Hughes .... executive producer
Tim Kirk .... producer
 
Original Music by
William Hutson 
Jonathan Snipes 
 
Film Editing by
Rodney Ascher (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gregory J. Harris .... unit director: Costa Rica
 
Art Department
Rodney Ascher .... graphics
Juli Kearns .... designer: maps
Scott Kinsey .... graphics
Daniele Volpe .... graphics
Austin Wallender .... graphics
 
Sound Department
Ian Herzon .... sound designer
Ian Herzon .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph Tsai .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Louisa Van Leer .... designer and builder: miniature
 
Visual Effects by
Rodney Ascher .... visual effects artist
Doug Anthony Jones .... vhs technician (as Doug Jones)
Scott Kinsey .... visual effects artist
Daniele Volpe .... visual effects artist
Austin Wallender .... visual effects artist
Rif Dagher .... visual effects supervisor: cgfluids inc (uncredited)
Igor Zanic .... naiad technical director: CGFluids Inc (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Boswell .... camera operator: Brooklyn
Brian Kallies .... camera operator: Chicago
 
Animation Department
Rodney Ascher .... animator
Scott Kinsey .... animator
Carlos Ramos .... designer: animation sequence
Daniele Volpe .... animator
Austin Wallender .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Darius Fisher .... post-production consultant
Robert Tezai .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Cristina Bercovitz .... musician: voice
Maryclare Brzytha .... musician: flute
William Hutson .... musician: synthesizers and percussion
Bear McCreary .... musician: clavinet
Nick Murray .... musician: drums and percussion
David Rothbaum .... musician: guitars and bass
Jonathan Snipes .... musician: synthesizers, voice and percussion
 
Other crew
Michelle Chang .... distribution legal services: Law Offices of Elsa Ramo
Dean R. Cheley .... legal counsel
Dean R. Cheley .... legal services: Law Offices of Donaldson & Califf (as Dean Cheley)
Michael Donaldson .... legal services: Law Offices of Donaldson & Califf
Catherine Owens .... post-production script supervisor (as Cathy Owens)
Elsa Ramo .... distribution legal services: Law Offices of Elsa Ramo
Diana E. Williams .... advisor (as Diana Williams)
 
Thanks
Xavier Collin .... thanks
Elijah Drenner .... thanks
Darius Fisher .... thanks
Dan Snow .... thanks
 

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Trivia:
Stephen King - never a fan of Kubrick's film adaptation of his novel "The Shining" - started watching this documentary until to give up halfway through as he felt that the film-makers were reaching for things that simply weren't there.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Bill Blakemore mistakenly attributes a literary quotation. "History is a nightmare from which I'm trying to awake" is from James Joyce's Ulysses, not from anything by T. S. Eliot.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "The Shining" (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
Recollected Memories from the Museum of Garden HistorySee more »

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73 out of 103 people found the following review useful.
Disappointed, 6 April 2013
Author: christianrehn from Sweden

First of all, let me tell you that I've always found hidden messages, conspiracies, occult themes etc extremely interesting and it's something I love discussing about. I'm always very open minded when it comes to this kind of stuff and when i saw the trailer for this movie i just could not wait to watch it. The Shining is a masterpiece and just the thought of that it could have a much bigger meaning was just too good to be true.

Last night i finally watched it, and man was i ever disappointed. Like i said, I'm always opened minded when it comes to this kind of stuff, but the theories the creators of this film has come up with are so far- fetched it's almost embarrassing. They find a hidden meaning in every little thing and they never really seem to stop to question their own theories. Everything is taken for granted, and in my opinion, most of the claims are ridiculous; it holds no water.

To give you an example of just how ridiculous some of the theories are: If you watched Finding Nemo right now in the same state of mind as the creators of this movie watched The Shining, you too would find subliminal messages about everything from The Holocaust to the faked moon landing. It's just insane.

Also, all the different theories just turn into one big mess because there's so many of them, so it's hard to understand what they are actually trying to say.

However, big ups for making this type of movie. I just wish there were way more solid arguments and not all these extremely far-fetched ideas that don't really make sense. The creators might have some things correct (we'll never know) but for me it's just way too over ambitious and messy.

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