Today, Rodney Ascher‘s “Room 237” arrives in theaters (review here), and it deliver an outrageous serving of theories around Stanley Kubrick‘s “The Shining” that position the masterpiece as anything but a horror film. With the Holocaust, the treatment of Native Americans and sexual abuse among the many topics discussed as the “real” meaning behind the movie, one other popular interpretation is that the “The Shining” is Kubrick’s confession of sorts that he was involved with faking the moon landing. It’s far fetched to say the least, but if you really want to dig deep into that notion, well, you certainly can.
Michael Wysmierski — also featured in “Room 237” — has put together a documentary/visual essay entitled “The Shining Code 2.0” that spends nearly eighty minutes making an argument that the Apollo 11 is more than just something on Danny’s sweater. To say it reaches at times would be an understatement, but you’re likely not going to find a more comprehensive presentation of this theory (even if longtime Kubrick associate Leon Vitali dismisses it outright). Watch below. [The Seventh Art]