Go and indulge yourself in the Internet equivalent of apple pie and cream: a complete, internally consistent but externally insane analysis of what Kubrick’s The Shining is really about:
The truth is that The Shining is the story of how Stanley Kubrick cut a deal with the U.S. Government to fake the Apollo moon landings.
It is also the story of how Kubrick may have accidentally told someone what he had done and how that person had to be killed.
The Shining is also the story of how faking the Apollo moon landings almost sacrificed his relationship with his wife.
Finally it is the story of how Stanley Kubrick barely escaped alive to create another day.
The Shining is the story of how a part of Stanley Kubrick was killed by the agreement that he made with the U. S. government to become the “caretaker” of The Project called A11 or Apollo 11.
It is also the story of the history of NASA.
This explains why the previous “caretaker” was so pressured and stressed that he had to kill his TWIN daughters.
Because the previous NASA missions before Apollo were named Gemini!
The thing I really loved about it is that the assumption of meaning in every symbol and the worship of allusion would not be out of place in some of the English literature texts I read at uni. They’re full of crap like the stuff in this essay. “If x means y, then we can assume that y means z, and Eliot is actually talking about bullfighting.”