In Room 237, some Stanley Kubrick fans offer their opinions on the inner workings of The Shining.
Some of their views are interesting; some of them are totally crazy. The most convincing of the arguments would be that Kubrick made his movie about the plight of Native Americans; meanwhile, a not-so-brilliant theory posits that Kubrick made the film as sort of an apology for helping fake America’s moon landing. The documentary serves as a cool testament to seeing something below the surface in a film, and fandom in general.
I’ve always liked the movie, but now I want to watch it again and see the puzzles for myself—and then do the same with Kubrick’s other films.
Room 237 opens Friday, May 3, at the Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs; 760-325-6565.