Room 237 … a documentary study of Kubrick’s The Shining

I had always considered Stanley Kubrick to be [and here words fail to approach the idea] visionary, complete artist, puzzle-driven, genius, legend, master filmmaker … and I always believed The Shining to be something other than a simple excursion into the horror genre. Rodney Ascher’s documentary Room 237 (2012) thoroughly explores background and themes in Kubrick’s underrated and great film. I expect – and have immersed myself in – studies of/on 2001, Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange… but this was unexpected.

A link to the trailer for Ascher’s film.


~ by samofthetenthousandthings on December 28, 2013.

3 Responses to “Room 237 … a documentary study of Kubrick’s The Shining…”

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  2. Just put Room 237 on my to-watch list.

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