You’ve Always Been the Caretaker: The “Room 237” Kubrick Documentary

Darlings, 2013 is shaping up to be the year of The Shining.  First there was Stephen King’s announcement of Dr. Sleep , the long-planned sequel to the 1977 novel, due out this September.  Then there’s the touring Stanley Kubrick exhibit that finally made its US landfall and will be ensconced at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)  through June 2013.  Now Pajiba has reported that Room 237the Shining documentary that premiered at last month’s Sundance festival, will get simultaneous release in theaters and On Demand this March.

Although the trailer is really more of a teaser, the documentary’s focus will be on Kubrick’s approach and use of symbolism in this iconic bit of horror.  Now, that sounds like something you’d like to watch, doesn’t it?

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I thought as much, darlings.  Room 237 is schedule for release March 29, 2013.

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17 replies

  1. All of this looks great to me.

    I always thought it was a travesty to remake The Shining, especially with Stephen Weber and Rebecca DeMornay. Sure, it might’ve been closer to the book, but c’mon!

    Thanks for the heads up.

  2. The Documentary sounds excellent. Kubrick is a master filmmaker and it will be great to see the film dissected in more detail. The Shining is one of those films that I always wish had a ‘making of’ or more xtras on the dvd but didn’t.

  3. There is so much to love about this post, I don’t know where to start…

  4. Now how did I miss the news that a sequel to “The Shining” was being published? I haven’t felt compelled to read any King in awhile, but I’d definitely like to pick that up.

  5. They better explain why they switched it from a mallet to an axe. >_<

    • I liked the book and the movie, but only as separate entities: Kubrick’s The Shining and the only mildly related King’s The Shining. Their visions of the story – from its core meaning to use of symbolism to motivation of the characters – are disparate enough that you can’t really compare one to the other and enjoy both.

  6. There are so many Stephen King “things” coming out this spring. SO EXCITED!


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