• Ariel Schudson

    Added by Ariel Schudson

    I got halfway through it. I'm counting it. Irritating and full of crazy folks.

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  • Pedro Younis Gonçalves

    ★★½ Watched by Pedro Younis Gonçalves 11 Dec, 2014

    In a different take on the documentary genre, 'Room 237' is a film that explores several theories about Stanley Kubrick’s 'The Shining' (1980); the controversial adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel from 1977. Its visual pleasantness is due to Rodney Ascher’s careful use of footage from several films, mainly Kubrick’s, which were used to illustrate the interviewees’ ideas; resulting in a film which is strictly montage based. Same as Kubrick himself, or perhaps even more, the interviewees in 'Room 237'…

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  • da_ja_na

    Watched by da_ja_na 14 Dec, 2014

    Nonsense ! You can watch any movie for million times and see mistakes and say: is that chair disappeared because director (in this case Kubrick) wanted or they forgot to put it there filming the scene again ?!

    And every film director have a some kind of message in their movies ,why should he be different ?

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  • Kevin

    ★★★½ Watched by Kevin 13 Dec, 2014

    You could say this documentary was about different peoples theories about the film The Shining. You could also make the point that this was a showcase in the over enthusiasm some people can develop towards different things. Sure, it could be something bad like skinning human, but who watches The Shining backwards and forwards, superimposed, at the same time but a person with thoughts of human misery? Add in a dash of moon landing denial as symbolism, and you have…

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  • Bizon

    ★★★ Watched by Bizon 12 Dec, 2014

    The Shining: A movie about, in part, seeing things that don't exist.

    Room 237: A movie about, in part, seeing things that don't exist.

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  • Ryan Barnett

    ★★ Watched by Ryan Barnett 10 Dec, 2014

    Rubbish.

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  • Chris Drake

    ★★ Added by Chris Drake

    I think that Kubrick flew to the moon to get a better idea of how to make the sets for the faked moon landing and while there found a secret nazi base built on an ancient lunar–indian burial ground; this film/doc is interesting if only for its look at the crazy obsessives in the world.

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  • Garreth Lipe

    ★★★ Watched by Garreth Lipe 10 Mar, 2014

    A documentary presenting myriad theories behind the “true” meaning of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining--some fascinating and plausible, some muddled and far reaching, and some just downright ridiculous projections from the minds of crazy people. But the theories themselves don’t seem to be the point of the thing, rather it seems to want to say something about the way we process and talk about intriguing works of art. And on that front, I’m not sure that it stands on its own as anything more than an intriguing trifle. Still, worth a look.

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  • Cinemole

    ★★★★ Watched by Cinemole 08 Dec, 2014

    Fun fact: people have bonkers opinions sometimes.

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  • sinreglaniborra

    Watched by sinreglaniborra 08 Dec, 2014

    what the hell did i just saw?

    moon landing, aliens, cia? i was expecting that, at some point, the number 42 would be traced back to jackie robinson so we all discovered (once and for all) that kubrick was the first black baseball player to play in the major league. basically, 1 hour and 43 minutes of nonsense

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  • Connor Burns

    ★★★ Watched by Connor Burns 07 Dec, 2014

    If you watch The Shining closely enough, you will see that in the scene in the bathroom in Room 237, there are 36 tiles visible on the floor. Now, if you roughly estimate the area of each tile to be 4.5 sq inches, and roughly estimate the total area of the bathroom to be about 700 sq feet, accounting for the tiles displaced by the toilet and the bath tub, you get about 325 total bathroom tiles. NOW, take 325…

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  • Andy Smith

    ★★ Watched by Andy Smith 08 Dec, 2014

    Basically a bunch of conspiracy theorists making too much out of ridiculous coincidences, e.g. "if I single-step the whole film I'll see a part where an object in the background sticks out like a very rectangular penis on a character in the foreground! This film is about sexual violence!!!!"

    A couple of interesting bits of trivia are contained, but it's nearly two hours of your life to find them.

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