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Episode No. 18: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980)


With the release of Rodney Ascher’s film, Room 237, which seeks deeper meaning in Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s horror classic, Steve Head and David Kleiler have their own say on the symbolism and the possible hidden meanings of Kubrick’s film.

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About Stephen Slaughter Head

Stephen Slaughter Head was co-editor of the Star Wars website, co-founder of the much-loved movie news website IGN FilmForce, and editor of the movie section at AOL’s As a film journalist he has more than 2,000 published articles at His work has also appeared on, and in Esquire magazine and the Boston Phoenix. Stephen hosts the Diabolique Webcast.

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