News Briefs 22-01-2013

From can to can't.

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Whether we are annihilated or attain in some strange way eternal life, to have loved is good.

Olaf Stapledon

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emlong's picture
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The moon landing photographs story reminds me of Jay Weidner's theory about the Apollo program as told symbolically by Kubrick in The Shining. Whether or not Kubrick is just pulling our leg, I don't think there can be any doubt that what he alluded to in the film indicated that the first landing was a studio hoax under Kubrick's direction in the interests of getting to first base before the Russians did though all the subsequent landings were not faked. The implication is that the symbolic value of being the "first" was so crucial to the power image of the US that they felt compelled to take the risk of hoaxing the landing.
Maybe an equally interesting question is why Kubrick would lie about this.

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/luna/l...

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As a film technician working at MGM Films Ltd in the late 1960s and early 1970s here in the UK, I looked after the 16mm film and projectors that had been used to create the instrument panels in the space craft in Kubrik's film 2001.

Whilst the finished result certainly looked good, it took hours of setting up the props and then installing the 16mm 'back' projectors behind them. The film projected on to the rear of the props was simple animation, and getting them in position etc, and then running them all at once was quite a problem. The noise generated by the equipment was another problem, as was running out of film during repeated takes.

Whilst I can appreciate some 'conspiracy theories', to include the Moon Landings is nonsense as the arguments for such a conspiracy fall at the first hurdle.

As for link to the technical guy, this man knows his film and video technology and is 100% correct in what he states.

Nostra

emlong's picture
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Do you doubt Weidner's analysis of Kubricks' hidden message in The Shining? I think it looks absolutely credible. The symbols are very, very coherent about a faked landing. Why then would Kubrick lie about this? A very interesting question don't you think?

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/luna/l...

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But it doesn't have to be that way:

The Ridiculously Low Cost Of Fighting Climate Change

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i missed the news :P

wow that bonus picture does look like Bladerunner *shivers* although PKD did apparently have prophetic abilities.

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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If only their name was Klonny! ;)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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http://www.realitysandwich.com/kubrick_a...

Perhaps our Kubrick film technician could apply himself to the allegations of available photographic tickery in Kubrick's day as described above in the "Hollywood Trickery" subheading. Of course, we are somewhat disadvantaged in that Kubrick was a savvy enough technician himself that he may have doing things no one else knew about at the time, and he may have held back certain effects from public knowledge as part of an agreement of confidentiality with NASA.

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...emlong....you on a Kubrick kick....
;3

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................