January 27, 2012

Deciphering Kubrick’s The Shining

Director Rodney Ascher’s documentary Room 237 explores various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

“Room 237,” the first full-length documentary by the director Rodney Ascher, examines several of the most intriguing of these theories. It’s really about the Holocaust, one interviewee says, and Mr. Kubrick’s inability to address the horrors of the Final Solution on film. No, it’s about a different genocide, that of American Indians, another says, pointing to all the tribal-theme items adorning the Overlook Hotel’s walls. A third claims it’s really Kubrick’s veiled confession that he helped NASA fake the Apollo Moon landings.

Yes, of course.

(via @coudal)