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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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An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980). Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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)
Sam Zuckerman ... Sam Walton (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)
Xavier Collin .... thanks
Elijah Drenner .... thanks
Darius Fisher .... thanks
Dan Snow .... thanks

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The film posits 9 different theories about the meaning of Stanley Kubrick's classic horror The Shining (1980). Director Rodney Ascher admitted to not believing any of these theories.See more »
Factual errors: 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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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
It's all about the POV, 30 December 2013
Author: purrlgurrl from United States

This film is essentially people who are obsessed with Stanley Kubrick's The Shining spinning out their theories about what the film means. It reveals little about Kubrick's vision or intent and everything about their specific and sometimes downright crazy views about the world as expressed through their interpretations of Kubrick's movie. Room 237 demonstrates the deep impact a film can have when something about it resonates with the particular psychology or beliefs of members of its audience. The real brilliance of The Shining is that it created an almost palpable atmosphere of dread while remaining enigmatic and opaque. It's a Rorschach test to be freely interpreted by its audience.

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