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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 »
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3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Ramblings by People You'd Ignore Normally See more (91 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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:
Leon Vitali, former assistant to Stanley Kubrick, dismissed the theories in this film as "gibberish," saying they are entirely without merit.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 Schindler's List (1993)See more »
Soundtrack:
Recollected Memories from the Museum of Garden HistorySee more »

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111 out of 168 people found the following review useful.
Ramblings by People You'd Ignore Normally, 30 March 2013
Author: DisturbedPixie from Santa Clara, CA

To me this is like watching a movie made by those crazy people on internet forums who say, "How can you be so blind? this is all about ________!" Obviously there was a message about Native Americans in the film, because they outright state that it was built on an ancient Indian Burial Ground, and there is Native American art everywhere in the hotel, but beyond that there is very little to go on besides continuity errors for most of the other theories.

The worse part of the whole documentary was when they decided to play the film backwards and forwards at the same time, and were amazed that the ending and the beginning will appear the same way... well that's because you play both the ending and the beginning at the same time, and it eventually gets to the beginning and the ending by the end of this little experiment. What else would happen? They use this little experiment to justify why characters are really behaving the way they are.

Another commentator gives her kid credit for explaining a moment in the movie, a movie he never even watched and wasn't even commenting on.

There were a couple interesting things like the significance of showing a Red VW Beetle being smashed up and the apparent lie used to change the Room 217 to 237, but once again, beyond that it's mostly just ramblings by people who have no connection to the film saying a chair missing in a shot is note worthy instead of a error. These people think Stanley Kubrick and everyone he worked with to create all his films never make mistakes. I for one, don't think Kubrick is a perfect God with full control of every tiny little thing on his sets.

I don't suggest this to anyone, because you can find out the significance of any "clue" online easily, and you don't need to waste your time hearing all these conspiracy theories, some of which are so ridiculous, it's infuriating.

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For Those That Dont Get It: Room 237 is a CRITICAL THEORY Documentary apaskevi-1
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Jay Weidner's Kubrick The Magician? gav_mcf
The Room 237 Effect problyamistakej
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