Room 237

Discussion in 'The Shining' started by Mr. Crandall, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Mr. Crandall

    Mr. Crandall Member

    Did anyone here see the doc room 237? I watched it last night. It's a view into some of the more batshit crazy interpretations of Kubrick's take on the shining. Fake moon landing confessions, holocaust analogies, and other themes are explored. It made me realize what an SOB Kubrick is based on some key images and placements in the movie that seem to be directed specifically at King. Specifically, the semi that has crushed the red volkswagon (the color of the protagonist's car in the book) as seen by the yellow VW (the color of the protagonist's car in the movie) whilst driving up the snowy road. Apparently this was Kubrick marking his territory or some such. An interesting movie, though. People can pick on the most minute details and run with them.
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  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    This has been talked about in the Documentary thread. I thought it was pretty interesting.
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  3. Autumnlyn

    Autumnlyn BOOYA!

    I liked it. Didn't agree with everything going on in there...but really enjoyed them pointing out details of the movie that I didn't register. Like the art on the walls, certain inconsistencies (ie: chair in one shot, missing in the next) stuff like that.
  4. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny, the Great & Wonderful

    I did not like it, nor do I think there is much validity to the theories presented in the documentary. They took 9 different people, all with widely differing perspectives, and made the film from those interviews. Not once, did I hear or see a clip of Kubrick or his family or staff saying.....oh yes, this is what we wanted to convey. I also did not like the clip they used of SK as Jordy Verrill when they were saying that the changes drove him crazy.....I thought the whole thing was done in extremely poor taste.
  5. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I have to wholeheartedly agree with you. It just felt that it was reaching WAAY to hard for obscure references and meanings. Complete twaddle.
  6. luciusfunk

    luciusfunk Well-Known Member

    I loved it. Don't know what the lady talking about the minotaur was on, though.
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  7. OKKingFan

    OKKingFan Well-Known Member

    I'm with most of you. Some of it was kind of interesting, but most of it seemed like people with way too much time on their hands.
    At one point, I can't remember who was talking but he or she was pointing out these coincidences, and I thought 'so what? what's your point?'
    I did re-watch the movie after watching the documentary, but you almost don't need to because the documentary goes into such detail about everything.
    Still a creepy movie, and Kubrick was a piece of work for sure, but those people on Room 237 need to get a life.
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  8. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Ineffable twaddle, as Dr Watson would say to Holmes. =D
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  9. 80sFan

    80sFan Well-Known Member

    I'm a huge fan of Kubrick's "the Shining" even though it was lacking a couple of my favorite scenes from the book, but I recently watched the "237" doc and felt it was a waste of time.
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