Sunday, January 29, 2012


In the Times, Believer contributor Robert Ito has the dope on Room 237, a documentary about the mind-boggling array of theories concerning Stanley Kubrick's The Shining:

“Room 237,” the first full-length documentary by the director Rodney Ascher, examines several of the most intriguing of these theories. It’s really about the Holocaust, one interviewee says, and Mr. Kubrick’s inability to address the horrors of the Final Solution on film. No, it’s about a different genocide, that of American Indians, another says, pointing to all the tribal-theme items adorning the Overlook Hotel’s walls. A third claims it’s really Kubrick’s veiled confession that he helped NASA fake the Apollo Moon landings.

What are the other hotel room numbers of note, in film and literature? (Haven't I asked this question before, in this space? I'm sure I have. Annnnnyway...)

1. Room 208 in
Trout Fishing in America.

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