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Room 237 (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 26 October 2012 (UK)
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An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

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Complete credited cast:
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)
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A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within 'Stanley Kubrick (I)' 's 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 Anonymous

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Some movies stay with you forever...and ever...and ever.

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26 October 2012 (UK)  »

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A 237-es szoba  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$29,693, 31 March 2013, Limited Release

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$259,765, 12 May 2013
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Leon Vitali, former assistant to Stanley Kubrick, dismissed the theories in this film as "gibberish," saying they are entirely without merit. See more »

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One of the theorists claims that Room 237 is a reference to the mean distance from the Moon to the Earth: 237,000 miles. However, the actual distance is 238,856 miles. See more »

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Features Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) See more »

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Also Sprach Zarathustra
By Richard Strauss
Performed by 'adische Skaatskapelle
Conducted by 'Kauzshi Ono'
Licensed by C.F. Peters Corporation, New York
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It's all about the POV
30 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

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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