• sebastian_drogo

    ★★★ Added by sebastian_drogo

    Si prenda un film cult come Shining, un regista geniale
    come Kubrick, e si cerchino i sottotesti nascosti nella pellicola
    in questione.
    Onanismo allo stato puro: c'è chi ci vede la denuncia del genocidio
    dei nativi americani, chi la prova che le immagini dell'Apolli 11
    sulla Luna sono una montatura, eccetera.
    La verità semplice è una, e cioè che come in tutta le opere d'arte,
    ognuno ci vede quello che vuole.
    Resta il capolavoro e il genio che l'ha partorito, il resto sono
    speculazioni, seppur affascinanti, ma sempre speculazioni.

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  • ChadS101

    ★★½ Watched by ChadS101 26 Aug, 2014

    I wish the theories were more plausible, but this documentary was just a number of super fans that took consistency errors as Kubrick being a genius.

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  • Matt Zorzi

    ½ Watched by Matt Zorzi 24 Aug, 2014

    Absolute garbage top to bottom. Whatever interesting analysis is in this film is completely lost in atrocious audio and visual editing. The experience was mind numbing and I wish I hadn't stuck through the whole thing. Garbage.

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  • Will Carvalho

    ★★★★ Watched by Will Carvalho 23 Aug, 2014

    Excelente documentário. Bastante rico em argumentos sobre esse grande mestre do cinema Kubrick. Nesse documentário, percebemos minuciosamente como Kubrick era detalhista e criava filmes ricos em simbolismos e metáforas. Claro que tudo aqui apresentado são interpretações de seus idealizadores, com ótimas teorias de nexo para todas as obras do Diretor.

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  • choombaz

    ★★★½ Watched by choombaz 14 Aug, 2014

    Much of this film seems a huge stretches but there are sections that make a lot of sense taking into the personality and MO of director Stanley Kubrick. I can see why some people would think this film was silly but being a fan I found it fascinating.

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  • choombaz

    ★★★½ Watched by choombaz 14 Aug, 2014

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  • sahara88

    ★½ Rewatched by sahara88 22 Aug, 2014

    One of the most inconsistent and unapologetically lazy documentaries I have ever seen.

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  • Elias Tafwed

    ★★ Watched by Elias Tafwed 21 Aug, 2014

    I'm surprised that a documentary on one of the greatest horror films of all time turns out to be nothing but boring. Seriously, I could care less about the way a skier looks like a Minotaur on a poster.

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  • Jon Birondo

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jon Birondo 18 Aug, 2014

    An incredibly engrossing and intriguing analysis to one of the greatest film, and horror films, of all time. Everything you know about The Shining is surface level nonsense compared to what this movie has to offer.

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  • Daniel Nava

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Daniel Nava 17 Aug, 2014

    Well take it from me
    What else could you do?
    Where do you get off?
    And how can I get there too?

    I think there's a Bukowski quote out there, about how we all need a little craziness in our lives, that fits as well.

    Anyway, Room 237. We all have that movie, don't we? Those that linger in the mind? Kinda eating away at us? There's a great line in the film about how someone kept returning to The Shining despite not really liking it. The subjects are obsessed, but passionate. That makes for compelling cinema.

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  • Tony Black

    ★★½ Watched by Tony Black 18 Aug, 2014

    It's hard to conjure in the mind a movie that has created more theory, enigma and speculation than Stanley Kubrick's 1980 masterpiece The Shining, which stands personally as one of my all-time favourite pieces of cinema, precisely because it's so open to analysis and interpretation. Room 237 is concerned with such analysis, Rodney Ascher's documentary focusing as it does on the testimony of five filmmakers & researchers--Geoffrey Cocks, Bill Blakemore, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan & Jay Weidner--each of whom have their…

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  • fieldmouse

    ★★½ Watched by fieldmouse 16 Aug, 2014

    Frustrating because the film never really commits to an in-depth analysis of the The Shining using any of the theories presented. Partially this is because the actual explication is being performed by the interviewees off the cuff. It doesn't seem that they are sitting in front of the film themselves, with us. This undercuts the theories themselves, because the interviewees aren't really given the space or opportunity to develop an extended, text-based analysis. So, we get small snippets and examples.…

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