Slavery, Cannibalism & Genocide: Controversial Themes in “The Shining”
An essay by British film historian Rob Ager.
You may also want to check out the 2013 documentary Room 237.
A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining (1980). The film may be over 30 years old, but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice overs, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments. Together they’ll draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends — many ways in, but no way out.