Rodney Ascher & Andras Jones - Room 237: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining October 2, 2013
Rodney Ascher is the director/editor of the film ROOM 237, a documentary exploring the signs, symbols, meanings, and metaphors five very different people have discovered within Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Also joining in is Andras Jones an actor, musician and the author of Accidental Initiations: In The Kabbalistic Tree of Olympia. He is best known for his role in Nightmare on Elm Street 4. We'll discuss possible sub-textual messages in The Shining. What was Stanley Kubrick really telling us? What was he really involved in? We talk about how Kubrick played on the ignorance of the viewer, leaving visual information, clues in the corner but people often missed them. Are the synchronicities, symbols and messages found in Kubrick's film intentional or was a higher force working through him? Then, we'll discuss the work of Will Morgan who compiled footage pointing out the synchronicities in the movies Andras Jones appeared in. Andras elaborates on how these syncs paralleled with his life off camera, just as others have pointed out this same phenomena with many other actors. We end on the big question of where human kind is heading just as Kubrick speculated on man's future in his film 2001: A Space Odyssey.