Netflix recently released 'Enemy of the State', starring Will Smith, bringing the notion of 'Big Brother' and His Band of Satellites to Fore
With Netflix recent acquisition of Enemy of the State, it provided an opportunity to look back on the way advanced technology was presented in a movie released almost twenty years ago, on November 20th, 1998. The Hollywood plot, forecasts a corrupt politician looking to acquire greater surveillance technology and funding for said technology, whom has a key oppositional politician killed, but is caught on tape by a camera designed for watching bird migration by Jason Lee, whom gives it to Will Smith, who inherently becomes the "enemy of the state".
Perhaps what's most interesting in re-watching this classic, is both the believability of the plot line: dirty inside work to pass surveillance leniency (this mind you preceded George Bush, 9/11 and the passing of Patriot Acts I&II), but also the uncanny and clear satellite CGI made back then, which is almost as good as the stuff you see streaming today from ISS. The only difference is, in the photo from the ISS, the horizon appears to have been photoshopped to add curvature.
Something they didn't both to do back in 1998.
Is The Truman Show designed to Educate people about Flat Earth?
If you haven't heard of The Truman Show, you may be living in Seahaven... Meet Truman Burbank, the star of his own Television show, and he doesn't even know it. Truman's journey into the unknown begins when a Satellite falls from the sky which says, "Sirius." Sirius is "The Brightest Star in the Sky", and it falls into Truman's Reality... The parenthetical reads "9 Canis" referring to Canis Major, or The Dog Constellation, as it is composed of nine stars, Sirius A and B, and seven others. Dog symbolism is replete throughout the movie...
The dog Truman is afraid of is called, "Pluto", (whom is the God of the Underworld, and represents hidden realities, and transformation from Death to Re-birth) and whenever Truman buys magazines someone in front of him in line always buys the magazines about Dogs. Dog is also an anagram for God, and Truman's fear of Dogs could be construed as his fear of discovering the truth about himself as a child of God.
Stanley Kubrik encodes secrets to his NASA Moon Landing work in his adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining. Fun Fact: The bar where Jim Carrey says, "We Landed on the Moon!" in Dumb and Dumber is from the same hotel.
Did Stanley Kubrick use The Shining to disclose his work on the NASA Moon landing?
The Royal Academy of Sciences displays its view of the earth, interestingly locked into a cage with a Measuring tape around it in the Movie Around the World in 80 Days.
A startling portrayal of the current "global" consciousness, in a throwback scene from the late 1800's in a remake of Jules Verne's classical novel, Around the World in 80 Days.