Five experts present mind-blowing theories about the real meaning of Stanley Kubrick's classic 'The Shining'! Stanley Kubrick's 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's spine-chilling 'The Shining' is rightly regarded as one of the great masterpieces of modern cinema. Demented caretaker Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) smashing through a door with an axe bellowing "Hee-re's Johnny!" is also an iconic moment. But what does it all mean? Documentarian Rodney Ascher asked five self-styled Kubrickologists for their explanations. The answers they give, based on incredibly detailed analysis of the film, are nothing short of extraordinary. What is the significance of all the paintings and mirrors? What happens when you play the film backwards? Could Kubrick be making a coded apology for his involvement in faking footage of the Apollo 11 moon landings? As the film's many ambiguities are stripped away and multiple levels of meaning revealed, one thing is for certain: you'll never watch 'The Shining' the same way again!
Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan, Jay Weidner
29th October 2012
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