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Kubrick's Odyssey: Secrets Hidden in the Films

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Product Description

This provocative and insightful film is the first in a series of documentaries that will reveal the secret knowledge embedded in the work of the greatest filmmaker of all time: Stanley Kubrick. This famed movie director who made films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and Eyes Wide Shut, placed symbols and hidden anecdotes into his films that tell a far different story than the films appeared to be saying. In Kubrick's Odyssey, Part I, Kubrick and Apollo, author and filmmaker, Jay Weidner presents compelling evidence of how Stanley Kubrick directed the Apollo moon landings. He reveals that the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey was not only a retelling of Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick's novel, but also a research and development project that assisted Kubrick in the creation of the Apollo moon footage. In light of this revelation, Weidner also explores Kubrick's film, The Shining and shows that this film is, in actuality, the story of Kubrick's personal travails as he secretly worked on the Apollo footage for NASA.

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Everyone at Discovery Space loves a good space conspiracy theory ... Weidner grasps onto various bits of imagery in the film and deviations from Stephen King's novel as Kubrick revealing his secrets to the unsuspecting audience ... The whole theory is strangely fascinating. --Discovery News

Weidner produces devastating proof that the landing was shot in a studio on Earth --David Icke

a thought-provoking experience --Examiner.com

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jay Weidner
  • Directors: Jay Weidner
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Cubed Brick Productions
  • DVD Release Date: April 5, 2011
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004PF0FJM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,771 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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First off, let's set the record straight, at no time does Jay Weidner say we did not go to the Moon. What Weidner states is that much of what we saw was faked. What he does nicely is show how this was done technically and does so convincingly. He then demonstrates how this explains much of what Richard Hoagland and Mike Bara have detected in NASA footage and photos from the Moon.

The second half of the video is brilliant. This is where the author goes through The Shining on a level that is nothing less than mind-blowing and is alone worth the price of the DVD.

For those who think Weidner is reaching or grasping at straws, I recommend taking one course on films, either on-line or at a community college. I learned from a course on Westerns that there's more in the most basic John Ford Western than I imagined possible. In addition, Kubrick was the 'man of a thousand takes' supposedly using as many as 148 takes on a single scene. If it's in a Kubrick film, it's there intentionally.
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This movie totally changed my mind on so many levels. The information is staggering. .

If you'd like to be broken out of the Matrix and see how far down the rabbit hole goes, buy this film and watch it three times at least? I am going to show this one to my friends to freak them out.

And another thing,
To see my favorite movie, "The Shining," taken apart and exposed as a series of secret messages from the director to the viewing audience was nothing less than brilliant, not to mention genius.
Multiple viewings are required to get all the info in this powerhouse of a documentary, it's super rich with great theories, visual evidence, and aha moments.
Every kubrick fan should own this film. I want the other two films to come out, NOW!?

The final word.....Awesome!
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I have to agree with the other 5-star reviews: there are some pretty compelling arguments here. I went in skeptical, but his attention to detail is rather impressive. His interpretation of "The Shining" is very well considered. I admit that at one point I was about ready to call the whole thing bunk during his exposition of how the area of carpet where Danny is playing with his trucks is representative of the launchpad. This was REALLY reaching! Then he asks, "But where's the rocket?" Well, when we see in the following frames where the rocket has been hiding, it's a shocker. Mind = blown.
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This documentary clearly outlines the messages detailed throughout kubrick's films.... not so much hidden as it is in plain view as long as you are armed with the knowledge of american foreign policy, government control of science/knowledge, and the overall controlled media. If you haven't seen this film... watch it without distractions and look past the dry technical film explanations and realize what a Master film maker Kubric really was.... Bravo Weidner
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The basic gist of "Kubrick's Odyssey" by Jay Weidner is that "2001: A Space Odyssey" was a primer for Kubrick to fake the moon landing footage (even though according to Mr. Weidner, we DID go to the moon), and "The Shining" was a confession by Kubrick about the process of faking that footage. Mr. Weidner is very reminiscent of Fred Leuchter, who was featured in Errol Morris' documentary "Mr. Death: The Rise & Fall of Fred A. Leuchter Jr.." Fred Leuchter was an execution technician who incorrectly deduced that Jews were not gassed at the concentration camp at Auschwitz.

The main problem, and what the extremely fragile existence of Mr. Weidner's theory rests on is the difference between the way one decodes works of art and the way one uncovers facts about the real world.
When interpreting a work of art, a legitimate interpretation can just focus on just the artwork itself, within a vacuum (though context is often important). However, you cannot determine historical events based on fictional works, as Mr. Weidner does in this documentary. Just because "2001" has very impressive special effects for its time, and there is Apollo/American imagery in "The Shining," it does not follow that Kubrick staged the moon landing (that is the argument in its essence).

Tellingly, Mr. Weidner appoints himself as the sole decider as to what evidence is relevant, and how to interpret it. The documentary features no experts outside of himself to provide any collaborating testimony for his theory. The reason for this is obvious. He's built a house of cards on practically no reality, and any legitimate reasoning person from the outside world would easily knock it over.
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Slow meandering presentation of one guy's wild theory presented as indisputable fact. The filmmaker doesn't even pretend he has sources or proof for his idea that Kubrick faked the moon landing but he narrates it all authoritatively as though it was proven beyond doubt. What "proof" he ends up offering is his ridiculously convoluted attempt to turn "The Shining" into a veiled confession of Kubrick's sins. There is basically not a single shred of evidence to support his claim.

I never even felt the filmmaker believed the things he was saying. In fact I wondered if he was even human because it often sounded like a computer voice-simulator was narrating. Perhaps this film was assembled by some CIA artifical intelligence (OMG HAL??!) as disinformation to dupe the public from the real purpose behind the moon landings, namely to investigate all the alien artifacts lying around up there. Maybe a wacky theory but not much more wacky than what this guy is saying.

He even goes out of his way trying to discredit Richard Hoagland, claiming Hoagland misinterpreted the anomalies he found in NASA photos as alien debris when it was actually evidence it was shot on a soundstage. The filmmaker makes the mistaken (or mendacious?) claim that Hoagland found these anomalies after putting the original photos through an imaging process. This is false. Hoagland clearly stated the photos he was working with in that case were ORIGINAL NASA photos saved from destruction by a conscientious NASA member who had been told to destroy them. Hoagland's claim is that the background images in the ORIGINAL NASA photos were later blacked out before they were shown to the public. So Hoagland's claim is actually the OPPOSITE of what this filmmaker states.
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