Watched this via iTunes rental the other night. Entertaining.
If nothing else, I think Room 237 is a study of the effect of movies on the mentally ill. The obsessive woman had to have been the nuttiest. "Centaur"? Sorry honey....that was just a ski poster. But the film does make you wonder what was an intentional symbol/visual meticulously placed by Kubrick and what was simply continuity error.
One of the various moon theories I have heard in recent years was that NASA did in fact go to the moon....beginning w/ Apollo XII. The space agency was simply not 100% ready to put men on the moon by the end of 1969. SInce there was a desperate need to both fulfill JFK's promise of landing on the moon before the end of the 1960s as well as to not look any less than superior to the Soviet space program, the US Govt hired Kubrick - whose 2001: A Space Odyssey was a sort of audition reel, whether the director knew it or not - to film "the moon" of Apollo XI out @ Area 51. By Apollo XII, NASA was more confident of a successful mission and the remaining Apollo missions were in fact real.
Now, don't take this topic up w/ Buzz Aldrin unless you want an old man to pop you in the mouth.
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