Saturday, March 30, 2013

Room 237

I finally saw Rodney Ascher's incredible documentary "Room 237" last night (it's currently up on Video On Demand), and i loved it.  A statement about film as art and how that art affects and gets inside our minds, the movie presents different theories about what Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" is all about, from allegories about the Holocaust to the plight of American Indians to minotaurs and labyrinths.  It never validates any opinion, but leaves everything up to the viewer.  It's fascinating.  I now must procure a copy of "The Shining" and watch it again to see what i can pick up on.  Watch the trailer below.

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