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11 in The Shining
« on: July 16, 2008, 03:48:46 am »
For people with a few minutes to kill:

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii273/photojonny2007/Extras/Mirrorshots.jpg

Just Law of Fives, or on to something?

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Re: 11 in The Shining
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008, 04:16:22 am »
I totally called this. The numerological significance of 11, I mean.

http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=13846.msg444632#msg444632

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Concerning the Number Eleven
*A Numerological Principle*

     *Wherefore, if there are exactly eleven people present at a party, it shall be nigh impossible to divide the cake into eleven pieces, making it necessary to acquire more cakes of the same size to make eleven, or some multiple thereof.
    * Wherefore, be it known that eleven is therefore an impractical and awkward number to use in any situation
    * Wherefore, any person interested in promoting Holy Discord should attempt to apply the number eleven as often as possible, for obvious reasons.


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Re: 11 in The Shining
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008, 08:21:00 pm »
Eleven is my favorite number.
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Re: 11 in The Shining
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008, 09:10:35 pm »
For people with a few minutes to kill:

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii273/photojonny2007/Extras/Mirrorshots.jpg

Just Law of Fives, or on to something?



On to what?

The kid is on screen for mathmatically related durations and intervals?

I'm not quite sure what you're going for here.


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Re: 11 in The Shining
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 09:31:02 pm »
Just curious as to whether Kubrick did this on purpose... or not? 

I'm leaning toward not, but I wouldn't put anything past Kubrick.
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Re: 11 in The Shining
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008, 09:35:41 pm »
I dunno man, I think you might be grasping at straws here.

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Re: 11 in The Shining
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008, 09:42:51 pm »
I tried to figure this our for exactly 1:53 minutes before I remembered that I am not good in math. (The time stamp was 3:42 pm)  :42+:11

I am completely confused. 

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Re: 11 in The Shining
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008, 10:02:57 pm »
I dunno man, I think you might be grasping at straws here.

Agreed.  There are other mirror scenes as well, it just looks like the person who did the photo picked some of them, counted back 11 minutes from it to try and make a point.  Poorly.

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Re: 11 in The Shining
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2008, 02:32:20 am »
FACT: I've never had cake at any party I've ever thrown. The vast majority of consumables were liquid and nobody really gave a shit if they were divided evenly after the first few.
What should you take from all this? Numerology is silly.

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Re: 11 in The Shining
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2008, 04:47:21 am »
I dunno man, I think you might be grasping at straws here.

I have nothing to do with the theory, I just stumbled onto it, and thought it was interesting.  I enjoy seeing the Law of Fives at work, which is what I suspect this is, but it also works beautifully.

If it doesn't do it for you . . . meh.
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Re: 11 in The Shining
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2008, 04:48:36 am »
FACT: I've never had cake at any party I've ever thrown. The vast majority of consumables were liquid and nobody really gave a shit if they were divided evenly after the first few.
What should you take from all this? Numerology is silly.

I like numerology in fiction, but don't have much time for it IRL.
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Re: 11 in The Shining
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2008, 05:45:13 am »
I did see a good video on Youtube once which made the case that The Shining was filmed by Kubrick to be about the Indian genocide at the hands of American colonists.  I'm not sure if you can fit an eleven into that, but feel free to try.

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Re: 11 in The Shining
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2008, 01:28:43 pm »
I thought you quit?

There ARE a lot of native american artifacts in the background of the film, so there could be something to that... I would imagine Kubrick had a lot of things on his mind...

Although I am thoroughly SICK of the "indian burial ground" concept in fiction... the population of north america doesn't seem to find native americans intimidating or powerful in any way, except in the creation of a SCARY burial ground, which I think is extremely odd.
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"Now's not the time to get silly, so wear your big boots and jump on the garbage clowns." — Bob Dylan?

"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes" — Walt Whitman

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Re: 11 in The Shining
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2008, 01:55:26 pm »
White genocidal guilt.


I did find it amusing in Poltergiest though, that a dead Indian would spend his time moving a chair back and forth in some suburban kitchen.

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Re: 11 in The Shining
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2008, 01:58:49 pm »
FACT: I've never had cake at any party I've ever thrown. The vast majority of consumables were liquid and nobody really gave a shit if they were divided evenly after the first few.
What should you take from all this? Numerology is silly.

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