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Poster for Shining Doc Room 237 is Apropos

Poster for Shining Doc Room 237 is AproposMarch 29th sees the release of The Shining documentary called Room 237.  EW premiered the poster – a smart tip ‘o the hat to the marketing for Stanley Kubrick’s film – and you can see a larger version inside.

After the box office failure of Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick decided to embark on a project that might have more commercial appeal. The Shining, Stephen King’s biggest critical and commercial success yet, seemed like a perfect vehicle. After an arduous production, Kubrick’s film received a wide release in the summer of 1980; the reviews were mixed, but the box office, after a slow start, eventually picked up. End of story? Hardly. In the 30 years since the film’s release, a considerable cult of Shining devotees has emerged, fans who claim to have decoded the film’s secret messages addressing everything from the genocide of Native Americans to a range of government conspiracies. Rodney Ascher’s wry and provocative Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick’s still-controversial classic.


Poster for Shining Doc Room 237 is Apropos


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