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 Posted:   Mar 20, 2013 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

Has anyone seen this yet? Just watched a preview disc of it last night (it's out next month in the UK). It's a fascinating if sometimes silly exploration of the subliminal messages of The Shining.
The music gets a little mention, but not much.



As for music, is the score to this documentary available anywhere. I can't seem to find it but it's a great slice of electronica.

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2013 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   No Respectable Gentleman   (Member)

It's worth seeing once but don't believe the hype. Many, many clips of Kubrick films set to the voices of people whose interpretations range from mildly interesting to the amusingly nutty to the flat-out sad.

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2013 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

The concept is kind of intriguing, but somehow I feel like watching it validates the craziness of the people in it by giving them my time to listen to their kooky theories.

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2013 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

Has anyone seen this yet? Just watched a preview disc of it last night (it's out next month in the UK). It's a fascinating if sometimes silly exploration of the subliminal messages of The Shining.
The music gets a little mention, but not much.



As for music, is the score to this documentary available anywhere. I can't seem to find it but it's a great slice of electronica.


The theories are certainly hit and miss, but it's put together with such care it's hard not to be intrigued by it. In the end you are listening to people who are obsessed with detail to a bizarre level. Yet Kubrick himself was very much like that, so it feels sort of apt that this film should attract like minds.

It's worth watching, though there are other great studies of the film online which don't make it into the film. Plus it's edited together with clips from Creepshow, Demons and Demons 2! Always a plus point!

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2013 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

looking forward to watching this!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

So far this score only seems to available as a digital download. However
I read that it'll be released on CD later this month by Death waltz recording co.
Also, they're planning a CD release of the soundtrack to the revenge flick Ms. 45
(1981) as well as a re-issues of De Masi's score for "New York Ripper" (1982)
and Carpenter's "Assault on precinct 13" (1976) in remastered form.


EDIT:
Here's a little video clip on the making of the Room 237 soundtrack:


The intro sounds like a mix between Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells and Fred Myrow & Malcolm
Seagrave's Phanyasm theme.

They apparently used a lot of vintage synths, keyboards plus a variety of acoustic
instruments on the score.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

The soundtrack comes out next week and I'm really looking forward to it. As described at amazon:

"One of the finest modern scores we at Death Waltz towers have heard in a very long time. It's simply monstrous, a huge sounding record that references John Carpenter, Goblin, Stevlio Cipriani, late 70s prog and early 80s electronic music all the while with its feet firmly in the present day."

The above is a perfect description, and I would add Wendy Carlos to the list. If you like any of the above-mentioned composers, this soundtrack is definitely for you! I was addicted the moment I heard the main theme.

http://www.amazon.com/Room-Jonathan-Snipes-William-Hudson/dp/B00FHVP7T6/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1382025174&sr=1-1&keywords=room+237

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   billiosis   (Member)

Its a perfect example of what happens when people have waaaaaay to much time on their hands. Some of the ideas are interesting. Some are are downright ridiculous. Analysis gone amok.
All this being done for a movie that in my opinion, is not a great film. Hell I don't think its a good film. Absolutely not a "masterpiece of modern horror". Think about it. If you took away the name Stanley Kubrick from this flick, would anyone give 2 hoots about it. I doubt it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   billiosis   (Member)

Would love to see a release of the score though.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

I disagree, I think the original movie was/is great.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Is this a fan made documentary or is there actual involvement from people who worked with Kubrick?

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

This documentary is now available (to be avoided) on Netflix Streaming.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Is this a fan made documentary or is their actual involvement from people who worked with Kubrick?

It was made by a documentary filmmaker. Interestingly, the blu-ray has a 50-minute panel discussion amongst some of the kooks, but also there is a former Kubrick collaborator, Leon Vitale (who worked on The Shining). He has a good time making it clear that he thinks EVERY theory presented in Room 237 is a load of shit. His comments are actually more interesting and entertaining than anything in the documentary.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Thanks for the heads up. I enjoyed the score immensely.

The fan piece was disappointing. Some theories really don't deserve to be heard by so many ears.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

The CD planned for October release has now been pushed to December. frown I've written to Death Waltz Recordings to confirm they're not going to cancel the CD release completely. Will post here when I hear back.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

The concept is kind of intriguing, but somehow I feel like watching it validates the craziness of the people in it by giving them my time to listen to their kooky theories.

I have to say I agree with that, and that's from someone who loves to analyze films and even does it for a living. Many of the commentaries felt like the film fans in that "Cinemania" documentary, if anyone's seen that.

 
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