Occultist and movie director Stanley Kubrick has graced the pages of the newspaceman on several occasions, albeit with a misspelt surname at times. My bad.
Back in 2008 I commented on Clockwork Orange and it's influence on '70's football hooliganism. It's quite pertinent to my recent posts. (Eyes Wide Shut)
Then in 2009, I noted the establishment chef, Jamie Oliver, and his April Fool's Day menu for delegates attending the G20 summit : Baked Scottish Salmon or Childwickbury Goats Cheese followed by Welsh Lamb served with Jersey Royals and wild St. George mushrooms. Dessert was Bakewell Tart and Custard made from Prince Charles' eggs, not the ones he discards at breakfast time after sampling half a dozen. For the uninitiated, Childwickbury was once the home of Kubrick. (G20 - Food for thought)
In 2014, it was the turn of Molly and her Children of the Universe, Eurovision Song Contest entry. It was maybe just me, but the video for the track resonated The Shining. Check the "keyhole". (Molly, Children of the Universe, and Stanley Kubrick's Shining).
At the end of May past, The Guardian published an article claiming that Kubrick was planning to cover the tale Pinnocchio, emphasing that it would be a "completely separate project from A.I. Artificial Intelligence, the science-fiction film with a robot version of Pinocchio that Kubrick planned in the early 1990s and which Steven Spielberg later directed".
Which got me thinking about the London Olympics again. Before the actual ritual began, we were treated to an animated movie - Out of a Rainbow" in which a gentleman called George retired from his job in a steelworks and crafted, in the manner of an alchemist, under a full moon, 2 little metallic creatures (the Olympic Mascots) named Mandeville and Wenlock. He gifted these to his grandchildren in a pair of size 11 shoeboxes (that old double 11 again), they placed them on their windowsill and a rainbow brought them to life. As I noted in the post - Bye George :
“There are two ways to read “The Adventures of Pinocchio”. The first is what I would call “profane” where the reader, most probably a child, learns about the mishaps of the wooden puppet. The second is a reading from a Masonic point of view, where heavy symbolism will complete, without replacing, the simple and lineary narration of events”.
- Giovanni Malevolti, Pinocchio, mio Fratello (free translation)
You tube - Out of a Rainbow