Room 237 (I) (2012)

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An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).


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20 February 2013 | jtrascap-1
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| A Documentary for Deniers
Just got done watching it. My initial reaction: "Wow. These people are nuts."

Don't get me wrong - this is a fun watch as long as you don't take any of it too seriously. I know the film pretty well, but these "analysts" go out of their way to ignore the obvious in order to drive on to their wacky conclusions.

Thanks to the infinite paranoia pool that we call the Internet, the mythology about The Shining is outstripping the history of the film itself. This is less about the movie but more about people who look for conspiracies in every corner. Faked moon landings? Set geometry? Minotaurs? Absurd, sure, but how different are they from those people that deny birth certificates or imagine black UN helicopters or, most recently, those who say Sandy Hook was faked. These Deniers create their own logic, disallow any reality that doesn't fit and then warp the facts to fit their conclusions. I think this film really does a great job showing these people for what they are - delusional and and self-obsessed.

We can let them be entertaining, but we can never take any of what they say seriously.

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Release Date:

26 October 2012

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,693 31 March 2013

Gross USA:

$296,359

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$367,406

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