Room 237, documentary about Stanley Kubrick’s The Shinning out on dvd

posted 28 Mar 2013, 07:45 by Julian Whiting

ImageROOM 237 (15) 2012        ASCHER,  RODNEY         £19.99
Having just watched ‘Last Days in Marienbad’ in the cinema and talked about ths films influence on Stanley Kubrick and ‘The Shinning’, it very timely that this documentary has appeared on dvd.

Room 237 examines the numerous theories that have arisen over the years about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film ‘The Shining’. With a reputation for being a playful puzzle-maker as well as a notorious perfectionist, Kubrick was known for attending closely to every detail in his films, providing a field day for analysts to search for all manner of hidden codes, clues, subtexts and messages within the minutiae of his films.

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

Philip French Observer review – http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/oct/28/room-237-the-shining-documentary

Extract from the Guardian Film Show on Room 237 – http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2012/oct/26/room-237-video-review

Guardian review – http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/oct/26/room-237-stanley-kubrick-shining