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Title: Sexual and conspiracy subliminals in popular Disney and Hollywood movies.
Post by: Eugene66 on September 21, 2009, 01:01:28 am
Part of the actual plotline in the movie “Fight Club” is itself about subliminal messaging in movies.  A scene where Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt’s character) adds frames of a penis on the screen while working as a projectionist in a movie theater.  Also it is claimed that you can see Tyler Durden for just one frame, three times before the character appears for the first time in the film.

In the movie “Gladiator” the character Maximus is taken to be killed and the word “Kennedy” flashes on the screen.  At the end when he is stabbed by Commodus, the word appears again.  You can view it with a reliable DVD player when you slow it down.

In the Disney movie Aladdin, some have heard a whispered message saying, “Good teenagers, take off your clothes.” In another Disney film, The Lion King, the word “sex” seems to form in the clouds above Samba’s head after he watches his father die.

A subliminal ghostly figure can be seen in the movie “Silence Of The Lambs”.   As the asylum director escorts Clarice into Lectern’s lair, at the bottom of a flight of stairs, they walk out of picture and for one frame you can see an ominous figure looming menacingly behind them.  Some say this was only an extra, a straitjacketed patient.  The effect, however, was undeniably of a subliminal lunge from behind.

Stanley Kubrick, in his 1999 release, “Eyes Wide Shut”, features a scene depicting a satanic ritual, where in the soundtrack one song “Masked Ball” consists of a Latin liturgy.


Title: Re: Sexual and conspiracy subliminals in popular Disney and Hollywood movies.
Post by: Eugene66 on September 21, 2009, 01:13:56 am
(http://www.chokingonpopcorn.com/popcorn/wp-content/uploads/old/sublim%20ad.jpg)Subliminal messages have always been a uncanny phenomenon and often subject to scientific and public debate. A subliminal message is a signal in the form of a picture or sound that is designed to pass the normal limits of perception. That means that people perceive it with their subconscious while not perceiving it consciously. This technique is sometimes used in movies and advertising to influence the subconscious of the viewer. The latest stir around this controversial technique has come up around the campaign of the Bush administration. Allegedly, a promotional video that was aired recently, would contain subliminal messages meant to convey a hidden message.

(http://www.chokingonpopcorn.com/popcorn/wp-content/uploads/old/KramervsKramer.jpg)It would not be the first time that a political party would be accused of using subliminal imagery. A similar accusation was made against a promotional film of the Liberal party of Canada, where after dissecting their ad, one could clearly see a gun being fired at the viewer. The Bush promo is rumoured to be filled to the brim with subliminal images of a disturbing nature: fire, explosions, terrified children, mutilation, ghost-like figures and several acts of violence. The problem with this technique is that it is not an exact science; there is no solid scientific proof of it causing the effects it should evoke. Then again, the human mind is still a mystery to science.

The most famous story about subliminal manipulation is that of the infamous experiment held in 1957 at a movie theatre in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Here it was believed that ultra-fast editing of images of popcorn and Coke throughout the movie would lead to a significant increase in refreshment sales during the intermission. This experiment caused such a stir, that subliminal messages were outlawed and deemed unethical. However, it soon appeared to be a hoax and the experimenter James Vicary admitted that he had been tampering with the results. Still, subliminal techniques were applied on a broad scale thereafter, especially in advertising. It apparently still proved to be an effective way to send mixed messages and hidden meanings.

(http://www.chokingonpopcorn.com/popcorn/wp-content/uploads/old/regan.JPG)In cinema it has been used a lot. One of the most famous examples were the gruesome images used in The Exorcist; subliminal images were edited in to increase the fear of the audience. This could explain why this movie induced such strong reactions of terror with so many people. The subliminal images were cut out of the movie only to be reinstated in the 2000 Director’s Cut. Also Oliver Stone’s award winning movie JFK is ridden with subliminal messages, sending out a message that the Kennedy slaying was tied to Masonic or secret societies. Subliminal messages again were openly used in David Fincher’s Fight Club, turning the spotting of Tyler Durden almost into a game.

It’s difficult to prove whether images are meant to be subliminal and whether they trigger the sought-after effect. Simultaneously, they also give good way for nice conspiracy theories and spooky stories. However, the deliberate use of suggestive images meant to evoke a secondary hidden effect could be at least considered dubious and unethical. The mere idea that politicians would resort to such tactics does not ask for a big leap of mind

Here we have a list of movies that is claimed to have subliminals in. Spotted and reported. http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/7M1ETX029IIM/ref=cm_aya_av.lm_more/177-8031252-1909835

This article was found here: http://www.chokingonpopcorn.com/popcorn/2004/10/subliminal-images-in-movies-and-media/