Stanley Kubrick is one of the most beloved auteurs of cinema, a director whose reputation has convinced millions of cinephiles that he controlled literally every single aspect of every single moment of his many movies. While "auteur theory" virtually ignores the contributions of the literal hundreds of other people that work on a movie set, that hasn't stopped audiences from poring over Kubrick's films for hidden clues that only a true genius would hide. According to a certain contingent of these fans, one of these clues could be a confession of guilt for helping to fake the moon landing.
The conspiracy goes that the famed moon landing video was actually recorded on a sound stage by Stanley Kubrick, who got the job for his excellent work on 2001: A Space Odyssey. (This is, of course, completely crazy.) Supposedly, though Kubrick excelled at the video, the fact that he couldn't share his masterpiece bothered him so much that he hid clues to it throughout another of his masterpieces, The Shining.
Conspiracists point to Danny's rocket ship sweater, the use of "Room 237" as a stand-in for the distance from Earth to the Moon (though it's not 237,000 miles, it's 382,500 miles), and a handful of other coincidences or willful misreadings. The Shining might be one of the best horror movies ever made, but the thought that Neil Armstrong has been lying to the American public for decades is too scary even for the movie. Even among the other bizarre readings of the film featured in Room 237, this one stands out as fairly misguided.