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
Late comment. In Room 237, Danny is pictured as going on second from first floor, with editing, on his second Big Wheel stroll. In The Shining. The stroll starts on the second floor, right after Wendy watches the weather in the kitchen. See more »
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 »
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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