When I first saw "The Shining" I was excited to see another Kubrick film but in the end I was disappointed. It wasn't even a good horror film. SP Alert-> Only two people die in it ... and one of them is the murderer. But then I saw this documentary and I was floored. According to "Room 237", "The Shining" isn't a horror film but a vehicle for Kubrick to act out a few "tricks" of his and maybe see if the audience catches it. If you believe in more than one of the reviewers, he tries several different ideas. Kudus to Stanley for making them subtle (to me anyways) enough to go unnoticed. It makes one go over all the other Kubrick films and catch any more "Easter Eggs" he may have left. To those who panned this documentary, I have to say you missed the point. Eight reviewers give eight different POVs and they are often a bit incomplete (don't cover their pet theme throughout the entire film) because they have to fit 8 of these in one documentary. Pick one then go see the movie again and see how it plays out. I plan to do the same.

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