Room 237

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2012
  • Running time: 102 min
In 1980 Stanley Kubrick released his classic horror film, THE SHINING. Over 30 years later, viewers are still struggling to understand its hidden meanings. Loved and hated by equal numbers, the film is considered a genre standard by many loyalists,... read more
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In 1980 Stanley Kubrick released his classic horror film, THE SHINING. Over 30 years later, viewers are still struggling to understand its hidden meanings. Loved and hated by equal numbers, the film is considered a genre standard by many loyalists, while other viewers dismiss it as the lazy result of a legendary director working far below his talent level. In between these two poles, however, live the theories of ardent fans who are convinced they have decoded THE SHINING's secret messages regarding genocide, government conspiracy, and the nightmare that we call history. Ascher's ROOM 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with the fans and scholars who espouse these theories. Ideas of five devotees of the film with wildly different ideas about its true meaning arebraided together in a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of the horror classic.

Original Release

10/26/2012

US Release

12/07/2012

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Cast

Bill Blakemore Himself / Self
Geoffrey Cocks Himself / Self
Juli Kearns Herself / Self
John Fell Ryan Himself / Self
Jay Weidner Himself / Self
Buffy Visick Cast
Stephen King Jordy Verrill
Stephen Brophy Cast
Ash Brophy Csst
Buddy Black Cast
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Rodney Ascher

Writers

Rodney Ascher

Cast

Bill Blakemore Himself / Self
Geoffrey Cocks Himself / Self
Juli Kearns Herself / Self
John Fell Ryan Himself / Self
Jay Weidner Himself / Self
Buffy Visick Cast
Stephen King Jordy Verrill
Stephen Brophy Cast
Ash Brophy Csst
Buddy Black Cast
Sam Walton Cast
Scatman Crothers Dick Hallorann
Tom Cruise Dr. William Harford
Barry Dennen Bill Watson
Kirk Douglas Spartacus
Keir Dullea Dr. Dave Bowman
Shelley Duvall Wendy Torrance
Christoph Eichhorn Hans Castorp
Thomas Gibson Carl
Adolf Hitler Self

Producers

P. David Ebersole Executive Producer
Todd Hughes Executive Producer
Tim Kirk Producer
Andrew Herwitz Producer

Editors

Rodney Ascher

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