Room is a American documentary film directed by Rodney Ascher about interpretations of Stanley Kubrick 's film The Shining which was adapted from the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film has nine segments, each segment focusing on a different element within the film which "may reveal hidden clues and hint at a bigger thematic oeuvre. The title refers to a room in the haunted hotel featured in The Shining , which a character is warned never to enter. Though King's novel and Kubrick's film adaptation depart in some significant details, they share the same premise. Jack Torrance , a would-be professional writer, takes on a job as the winter caretaker of the sprawling Overlook Hotel in the Colorado mountains.
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Wendy Ide. David Thomson. The human brain is a marvellously suggestible organ. Peter Howell. Rick Groen. There's enough real evidence supporting the theory that Kubrick was a genius, and that's pretty entertaining all by itself. John Anderson. It's about the human need for stuff to make sense - especially overpowering emotional experiences - and the tendency for some people to take that sense-making to extremes.
Ty Burr. Room is a fascinating study of what fans of the film believe, and it's an entertaining look at that world-especially if you're not immersed it in it everyday. Amie Simon. Combining an intelligent and imaginative use of achieve footage, rambling voice-overs and animation, Room is an intriguing labyrinth of abstract hypothesis interwoven with intermittent success. Patrick Gamble. Room the movie title referring to one of the rooms in The Shining's fictional Overlook Hotel is a profoundly vibrant and unconventional documentary that is playfully mysterious, odd, and responsive.
Frank Ochieng. From his artistic eye to layers of meaning, Kubrick was an auteur whose works have stood the test of time and will continue to challenge viewers for years to come. Sarah Gopaul. The people behind the theories in Room all share an intense capacity to infer connections.
What is so maddening is that those connections are clearly there, though their significance is ultimately hidden. Stephen Marche. It gives us a safe version of the paranoid search for meaning to which we're all susceptible. John Powers. Top Box Office. More Top Movies Trailers. Certified Fresh Picks. View All. Fargo: Season 3. The Flash: Season 6. Into The Dark: Season 2. Game of Thrones: Season 8. Killing Eve: Season 3. Orphan Black: Season 5. Watchmen: Season 1. The Mandalorian: Season 1.
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View All Photos 9. Movie Info. Many movies lend themselves to dramatic interpretations, but none as rich and far ranging as Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. In LA filmmaker Rodney Ascher's ROOM , we hear from people who have developed far-reaching theories and believe they have decoded the hidden symbols and messages buried in the late director's film. Carefully examining The Shining inside out, and forwards and backwards, ROOM is equal parts captivating, provocative and pure pleasure.
It gives voice to the fans and scholars who espouse these theories, reworking the film to match their ideas and intercutting it with layers of dreamlike imagery to illustrate their streams of consciousness.
Sometimes outrageous, always engaging, the words of the interviewees are given full force by Ascher's compelling vision. Also featured at the Sundance, Cannes and Toronto film festivals. Documentary, Horror, Television.
Rodney Ascher. Sep 24, Bill Blakemore. Geoffrey Cocks. Juli Kearns. John Fell Ryan.
What is "Room " really about? According to them, Kubrick stashed "hidden meanings" in the vacancies, hallways, ballrooms, bathrooms, walk-in storage areas and hedge-mazes of the Overlook Hotel in his horror film. Trouble is, the "Room " conspirators — er, contributors — don't seem to realize that those meanings are either not hidden, not meanings or not remotely supported by the secret evidence they think they've uncovered. For a while, at least.
A whole world lies waiting behind door No. 237
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