Una Mullally

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Room 237

I like films about films, which is a preference that probably goes back to hours of sitting in front of MTV watching ‘Making Ofs’ of generic music videos. Stuff like Hearts Of Darkness (about Apocalypse Now) or the fantastic Best Worst Movie (about …

Tue, Jun 5, 2012, 17:56

   

I like films about films, which is a preference that probably goes back to hours of sitting in front of MTV watching ‘Making Ofs’ of generic music videos. Stuff like Hearts Of Darkness (about Apocalypse Now) or the fantastic Best Worst Movie (about Troll 2) guarantees my happiness. So here’s a new one that I’m pretty excited about – if it ever gets a screening in my locale.

Room 237 explores the hidden meanings (if they do in fact even exist) in The Shining, in an attempt to decode Kubrick’s (and Diane Johnson’s) adaptation of the Stephen King novel. What does The Shining really mean? Was Kubrick trying to portray a story other than that of Jack Nicholson losing the rag in a hotel? Why does the movie still intrigue and perplex? Shining academics and super fans take director Rodney Ascher

Wired has a piece on it from back in January, along with a video detailing the music in the doc. And the New York Times gets on with The Shining decoding in this article.