Tag Archives: Stephen King

Shining a light inside Room 237

A documentary on how audiences look for meaning in films, and in particular how they can latch on to one movie, obsessively, and explore every nuance in an attempt to unlock the crypto-messages that may or may not be buried in them. Enter The Shining, and the fans it has trapped within its very own Overlook Hotel of semiotics. Sounds fascinating!

 Shining a light inside Room 237 | Film | The Guardian.

Rereading Stephen King: Firestarter

I am a fan of James Smythe’s insightful and affectionate column reviewing Stephen King’s back catalogue. His articles are a perfect case study in how to review genre fiction from a fan’s perspective. I have found myself agreeing with him almost entirely on every book he has covered so far.

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