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A Conspiracy Theory Trifecta

Posted in Analysis, Cinema, Conspiracy Theories, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2014 by sometimesafoggynotion

As a film buff, I like thoughtful in-depth film critiques so one of my current pastimes is watching movie analysis videos online. There are a lot of good ones on both Vimeo and YouTube, so I recently stumbled across one that seemed like an interesting Stanley Kubrick analysis titled “The Shining Code”.

But then I started watching it and soon realized that it was actually a conspiracy theory put to video. And not just any typical conspiracy theory, but one that is so loopy that it boggles the mind to imagine how anyone could come up with it. This conspiracy theory basically claims that the movie “The Shining” is Stanley Kubrick’s confession that he faked the Apollo Moon landings for NASA.

Wow. Just wow.

This one is so elaborate that it’s like some sort of conspiracy theory trifecta in combining the typical “moon landing was a hoax” conspiracy theory stuff with Stanley Kubrick as a mastermind behind it (I guess because he knew how to make convincing special effects due to making the film “2001: A Space Odyssey”) and then adding in “The Shining” as his coded confession of what he did. That’s a major achievement in beating out other conspiracy theorists in degrees of sheer craziness.

Anyway, if you have some time to waste watching it, the whole thing is found here:

(BTW, I do remember that the excellent documentary “Room 237” about a variety of film analysis of Kubrick’s “The Shining” also briefly mentioned this particular analysis in a segment, although they seemed to do it merely for completeness because the documentary made a few comments to distance themselves from this – and only this – analysis. Definitely see “Room 237” if you ever get the chance – here’s a link to it at NetFlix streaming if you have an account there: http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70229061 .)

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