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Room 237 trailer explores The Shining theories

Room237.jpgStanley Kubrick's film The Shining is iconic and it will always carry a mystique from the way he worked the stars to the stories about the production of the film itself and these stories, which have done nothing but increase the interest in the film, are never going to stop.

It's not just the stories about the production however as since the film's release there has been plenty of analysis into what the film actually means, and that's where the documentary Room 237 comes in.

Room 237 looks into the many different theories about what The Shining actually means and what the messages are behind it, from Native American genocide to the usual spat of governmental conspiracies, and the trailer does a great job of keeping the feel of The Shining itself and without revealing anything about the documentary itself.

Here's an extended blurb for the film through TrailerAddict:

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 King's biggest critical and commercial success yet, seemed like a perfect vehicle. After an arduous production, Kubrick's 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 film's release, a considerable cult of Shining devotees has emerged, fans who claim to have decoded the film's secret messages addressing everything from the genocide of Native Americans to a range of government conspiracies. Rodney Ascher's wry and provocative Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick's still-controversial classic.

Now here's the trailer for Room 237 which gives away nothing but does come with a good number of positive quotes about the film, enough to make you put it on your watch list, and according to some of the comments about the film it approaches the many theories with a rather subjective view.



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