Room 237

Blakemore, Bill

SKU: 030306191393

UPC 030306191393
Release Date 2013-09-24
Studio IFC Films
Discs 1
Length 102
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating Not Rated
Synopsis [A] fanatical, sometimes hilarious analysis and deconstruction of hidden meanings to be found in [THE SHINING]...4 stars out of 5 -- Ascher has combined an affectionate parody of obsession with a tribute to the ambiguities of Stanley Kubrick's hotel horror.[A]t once a fascinating exercise and another selection of paths through a major cinema labyrinth.[An] intriguing documentary....Each of these individuals feels, with unnerving passion, that they have discovered secrets in THE SHINING that not another living soul has seen.An ode to movie love at its most deliriously unfettered, ROOM 237 is a nonfiction look at some very serious film fans who take THE SHINING, Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 masterpiece, very, very seriously.Rodney Ascher’s haunting, absorbing essay-film ROOM 237 lets a handful of hardcore Kubrick-philes spin some of their theories about what they think The Shining is really about.3.5 stars out of 4 -- Ascher's unique and unforgettable film is a tribute to movie love.5 stars out of 5 -- A celebration of Kubrick, THE SHINING and the thrill of watching, analyzing and loving film.Filmmaker Rodney Ascher examines the many conspiracy theories surrounding Stanley Kubrick's controversial 1980 horror classic THE SHINING by speaking with fans of the film, and scholars who claim the director had a hidden agenda in adapting Stephen King's bestselling novel to the big screen. In-depth conversations with Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan, and Jay Weidner (KUBRICK'S ODYSSEY) reveal a wide spectrum of theories pertaining to Kubrick's film, including speculation that it was a cinematic allegory for the slaughter of Native Americans, the Holocaust, or perhaps a cleverly-constructed confession that he was in fact the filmmaker responsible for faking the 1969 moon landing that placed the U.S. at the cutting-edge of the international space race against the former Soviet Union.
Cast Rodney Ascher (Director)
Jonathan Snipes (Composer)
Ian Herzon (Sound)
William Hutson (Composer)
Carlos Ramos (Animation)
Caretaker (Composer)
Bill Blakemore (Host)
Geoffrey Cocks (Host)
Juli Kearns (Host)
John Fell Ryan (Host)
Jay Weldner (Host)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: The mstrmnd speaks: commentary with Kevin McLeod Secrets of The Shining: panel discussion from the First Annual Stanley Film Festival 11 deleted scenes The making of the music featurette Mondo poster design discussion with artist Aled Lewis Trailer Alternate trailers Widescreen - 1.78 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English PCM Stereo - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.30000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Documentary,Conspiracy/Speculation
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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