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The trailer for The Shining documentary Room 237 is a fitting homage to the Kubrick classic

Feb. 8, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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THE SHINING is one of my favorite Kubrick movies and one of my favorite Stephen King novels, despite the two being completely distinct creations. One of the great things about Kubrick's movie is the little hidden meanings the director put throughout the film. For instance, if you subscribe to the theory that the movie is a veiled metaphor for the American persecution of Native Americans, you will see the numerous references to Indians in almost every key scene of the movie.

The documentary ROOM 237 takes theories like this and explores them along with the lasting impact THE SHINING made on a generation of film fans. This nice trailer takes the iconic elevator scene from the movie and recreates it. The result is just as interesting as the movie it is examining.

Synopsis: After the box office failure of Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick decided to embark on a project that might have more commercial appeal. The Shining, Stephen Kings biggest critical and commercial success yet, seemed like a perfect vehicle. After an arduous production, Kubricks film received a wide release in the summer of 1980; the reviews were mixed, but the box office, after a slow start, eventually picked up. End of story? Hardly. In the 30 years since the films release, a considerable cult of Shining devotees has emerged, fans who claim to have decoded the films secret messages addressing everything from the genocide of Native Americans to a range of government conspiracies. Rodney Aschers wry and provocative Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubricks still-controversial classic.

ROOM 237 will have a limited release courtesy of IFC Midnight on March 29th.

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6:55AM on 02/11/2013
Having just seen The Shining recently, I have to ask: Will "Room 237" answer the question "Why is this movie so fucking long and boring?"

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Having just seen The Shining recently, I have to ask: Will "Room 237" answer the question "Why is this movie so fucking long and boring?"

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8:02AM on 02/09/2013
Was lucky enough to see this a while back and was absolutely entranced by it. I know at least 4 people in my group of friends who are dying to check it out so here's hoping it opens at one of the Drafthouse's!
Was lucky enough to see this a while back and was absolutely entranced by it. I know at least 4 people in my group of friends who are dying to check it out so here's hoping it opens at one of the Drafthouse's!
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4:24PM on 02/08/2013

Awesome trailer

A complete homage to the original Shining Trailer; check it if you haven't seen it before. So unique.
A complete homage to the original Shining Trailer; check it if you haven't seen it before. So unique.
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