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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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Rodney Ascher
2 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Bill Blakemore Bill Blakemore ... Himself
Geoffrey Cocks Geoffrey Cocks ... Himself
Juli Kearns Juli Kearns ... Herself
John Fell Ryan John Fell Ryan ... Himself
Jay Weidner Jay Weidner ... Himself
Stephen Brophy Stephen Brophy ... Cast
Ash Brophy Ash Brophy ... Csst
Buddy Black Buddy Black ... Cast
Buffy Visick Buffy Visick ... Cast
Sam Walton 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'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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Documentary

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Film Sales Corp | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A 237-es szoba See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,693, 31 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$259,765, 12 May 2013
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Highland Park Classics See more »
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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

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 »

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Features Wolf (1994) 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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Shining's Secrets!
21 October 2012 | by corrosion-2See all my reviews

Being an avid Kubrick fan, I could not wait to see this film even though The Shining is one of my least favorite of his movies. I did enjoy Room 237; it's a fun movie. Like Kubrick himself you never know whether it's being serious or poking fun at the viewer. Some of the "hidden messages" that Kubrich is supposed to have put into The Shining are patently ridiculous but some others will make you want to go & watch The Shining again, and again! The masterstroke here is when someone states that Kubrick was meticulous about arranging every frame in his movies (which every Kubrick fan knows to be true) and no object appears in any frame by accident. Of course the film makers then take this to an extreme but it does make for a quite funny and entertaining time.


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