A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley 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
Fascinating, intriguing, but probably mostly fantasy.
I love Stephen King, alright? I love his stories. I love The Shining. Both the book and the movie. And I found this documentary on The Shining (movie) really fascinating. Well, the theories are fascinating, the movie is good. You know what I mean! and I'm sure you know what it's about, it's several different theories on hidden meanings in The Shining.
Some of it is fascinating as hell, some of it is a little out there, and some a lot of it just has to be coincidence. Personally I don't think Kubrick was that much of a genius, which he had to be if all the theories in this documentary are to be true. I won't spoil what they are, but if you like the movie The Shining, you definitely are going to find this entertaining and fun to watch.
I do think there might be something in some of these theories, but not nearly as much as it seems. You can always find lots of hidden meanings in almost anything. And there are cases where authors or writers or directors have said that hidden meanings people have found in their works, are purely coincidental.
Anyhow, this is clearly worth a watch.
(Now, ratings, as in the number from 1 to 10, doesn't matter that much, but I'll still mention that I am a little torn, it is either a 7 or 8)
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