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    ‘Room 237’, a documentary that takes a deeper look into ‘The Shining’, releases a new trailer

    Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick is one of the most well-regarded directors of all time, having been the driving force behind numerous classics spread out over multiple genres. One of those is the 1980 horror film The Shining, an adaptation of the Stephen King novel about a caretaker’s family and the trials they face at the Overlook […] More

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    RIDM 2012: The Sound on Sight Staff Preview

    The Montreal International Documentary Festival (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal – RIDM) starts on Wednesday, November 7th. My Dad worked for the National Film Board for 30 years in Montreal, Ottawa, Fredericton, Halifax and Montreal (again). Growing up as an NFB brat was to grow up breathing the language of cinema and to believe […] More

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    Six Most Anticipated films at RIDM 2012

    The Rencontres internationales du documentaires de Montreal (RIDM) was founded in 1998 and every year since has highlighted the very best documentaries from Canada and around the world. With a special focus on documentaries that really test boundary between fiction and reality, while presenting singular and personal perspectives that might change our view of the world around […] More

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    ‘The Shining’ Rewards Attentive Rewatching

    The Shining  Written by Diane Johnson and Stanley Kubrick based on the novel The Shining by Stephen King Directed by Stanley Kubrick USA 1980 imdb Quebec’s only documentary film festival, Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal – RIDM, starts Wednesday, November 7th. One of the most highly anticipated docs is Room 237, a film about […] More

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    BFI London Film Festival – ‘Room 237’, little more than the various youtube or geocities web 1.0

    Room 237 Directed by Rodney Ascher With Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns It’s inevitable really. Whenever you get a gaggle of film fanatics together soon the impenetrable argot of a celluloid subculture will come to the fore, with fiery debates on the merits of diagetic sound or Academy ratios, dolly zooms and chiaroscuro lighting […] More

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    Video of the Day: ‘The Shining’ – The Sitcom

      The Tumblr round-up is a compilation of images, links, posters, stories, videos and so on, taken from the Sound On Sight Tumblr account. We simply do not have the man power nor time to write articles on every interesting movie related goody we find, so this is our way of still promoting some of the […] More

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    Fantastic Fest 2012 Wrap Up: The Best of the Fest

    Fantastic Fest is over but that doesn’t mean we should stop promoting the incredible line-up of movies programmed. It has become a Sound on Sight tradition that once the event has finished, we post a festival wrap-up highlighting our favourite films. Here are the top three picks from four of our writers. You can check […] More

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    Fantastic Fest 2012: ‘Room 237’ a one-of-a-kind exploration into fanaticism

    Room 237 Directed by Rodney Ascher USA, 2012 Room 237 is a potent, one-of-a-kind exploration into obsession and fanaticism that calls into question the underlying value of art and those who seek to unearth it. Whether or not you’re a fan of Kubrick and his films is moot. Rodney Ascher’s documentary serves up mind-boggling theory after another, absorbing the […] More

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    ‘Room 237’

    With TIFF over and done with, a huge number of noteworthy films have to be parsed, and first up is the “subjective documentary” Room 237, in which a host of obsessives muse over their pet theories on what Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is really about. Ricky D and Simon Howel are joined by special guest […] More

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