In 1980, Stanley Kubrick made his horror classic The Shining. Over 30 years later, we’re still left to wonder, what the heck was that?
With the documentary Room 237, Rodney Ascher seeks answers to the film’s hidden meanings and buried images that lead to a hedge maze of questions. Was Kubrick part of a conspiracy to fake the Apollo 11 moon mission? Why all the Holocaust themes? Is this movie really about America’s abandonment of the gold standard? Why cast Shelley Duvall? She’s quite weird-looking, yes?
So, if you’re a lover of film and hater of the government, this is the film for you. Although, if this subject matter is a bit too heady for you, perhaps the documentary about the hidden meanings in 227 is more your speed. Pearl’s love of cheeseburgers HAD to symbolize something.