Tuesday, 10 March 2015


ROOM 237 (d. Rodney Ascher, 2012) pulls together some of the madness out there in fandom about Stanley Kubrick's true intentions for 'The Shining'. It's actually about the Holocaust, it seems, or the genocide of Native Americans, or about minotaurs and labyrinths, or sex, or a confession that the Apollo 11 Moon landing was faked and Kubrick directed the footage.

It's also a film that is apparently designed to be shown backwards as well as forwards, and here's the proof, some juxtapositions that may or may not be imbued with meaning, but, nevertheless, occasionally achieve a pleasing symmetry. Would this work for any film? Perhaps, but who wants to do it for other films?   

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