March 1, 2013

No, the “Interviewees,” as they are identified from the outset, are like a cast of conspiracy theorists, each driven to the brink of madness by their idiosyncratic reading of the film. They’re never seen, but various Kubrick characters stand in for them in clever pastiche. They note every possible subtextual clue: the TV that Danny and Wendy watch has no wire connecting it to the wall. Objects disappear, a typewriter changes color, and potent symbols of everything from genocide to space exploration crop up. Oh, there’s discussion of a moon landing hoax, but really the only unforgivable thing was when one dude called Barry Lyndon “boring.” That and how another guy kept pronouncing it “Kyoo-brick.”

Room 237: You Don’t Have To Be Crazy To Love Kubrick, But It Helps

No, the “Interviewees,” as they are identified from the outset, are like a cast of conspiracy theorists, each driven to the brink of madness by their idiosyncratic reading of the film. They’re never seen, but various Kubrick characters stand in for them in clever pastiche. They note every possible subtextual clue: the TV that Danny and Wendy watch has no wire connecting it to the wall. Objects disappear, a typewriter changes color, and potent symbols of everything from genocide to space exploration crop up. Oh, there’s discussion of a moon landing hoax, but really the only unforgivable thing was when one dude called Barry Lyndon “boring.” That and how another guy kept pronouncing it “Kyoo-brick.”

Room 237: You Don’t Have To Be Crazy To Love Kubrick, But It Helps

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