There are a lot of conspiracy theories about the 1969 Moon landing; one of the wackiest is that the footage “from the Moon” was actually recorded on a soundstage with help from film director Stanley Kubrick, who was, as the theory goes, uniquely suited to faking images from outer space because of his role directing the great science-fiction picture 2001: A Space Odyssey. (As the theory also goes, 2001’s great special effects were merely the research and development phase of the moon landing chicanery.)
Stephen King, the horror maestro behind dozens of great and plenty of terrible novels, recently sat down for his first extended interview in 15 years and revealed himself to be just like your smart, political and odd uncle. Well, an uncle that really, really hates 'Room 237' and Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining.'
When you hear that 'Room 237' is a feature length documentary about Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining,' your first thought may be that it sounds like a glorified DVD bonus feature, but it's actually so much more. The film is a soap box for people who have who read waaay too much into Kubrick's horror masterpiece and have all kinds of nutty theories about what it all means. Consider it "conspiracy theory film criticism."