Describe it in 25 words or less.
Pete: Documentary about the alleged hidden messages in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film adaptation of Stephan King’s “The Shining”.
Brigette: A very low-budget “documentary” about the underlying themes in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.
Any particular reason for choosing this film?
Pete: I loved both the book and the film and thought this would be interesting after watching the trailer for it.
Pete & Brigette: Documentary
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: It confused me from the start and only got worse. I can’t believe this was ever released. It was by far the worst documentary I’ve ever watched. I was constantly asking “so what?”.
Brigette: It was incredibly weird from the start and I hoped in vain it would get more coherent.
What would you change?
Brigette: They never showed the people they were interviewing and instead flashed movie scenes on the screen the whole time. It would have been nice to see who was talking because sometimes I couldn’t tell their voices apart which got confusing.
What was the moral of the story?
Brigette: People will see whatever it is they want to see.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete: Anyone who believes that the moon landing was faked.
Brigette: Conspiracy theorists and Kubrick enthusiasts.
Craft/Activity: Watch The Shining forwards and backwards.
Beer Pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Strangeways Brewing’s Room 237 Bière d’Hiver
How do you rate Kubrick’s adaptation of “The Shining”?