Are you a Nostradamus in the making? Then maybe you should consider writing, directing, and producing a movie that puts one of your prognostications onto celluloid, or whatever the kids are using for movies now…They’re having them digitally downloaded into the brains rectally, I believe is the new craze. I digress.
But should you decide that you would like to become a cinematic fortune teller, beware! You will likely never rise to the heights of amazing sooth-sayification as the people who created the following three films.
Based on a novel by Nick Hornby (“About a Boy”) and starring John Cusack (“Anything Where The Main Character Talked Into the Camera From the Years 1988-2004”) and Jack Black (“School of Rock”), this is the story of a man coming to grips with growing up and what that means for his views of love and relationships. Or at least that’s what we all thought it meant. Because in the scene below, when Barry, played by Black, says “Well that’s unfortunate, because it sucks ass,” perhaps no one at the time realized it, but that is exactly what George W. Bush would say when he was told that planes had struck the World Trade Center as he was reading to elementary school children.
One of the silver screen’s most talented writers and directors — the late, great John Hughes — wrote and directed this comedic gem about a n’er do well uncle who has to pitch-in and watch his nieces and nephews when his estranged sister-in-law’s father has a heart attack. It’s a funny and heartwarming tale, and has many memorable, hilarious scenes featuring the tremendously gifted John Candy, who passed away far too early. But did you know that hidden with the scene below between Candy and a drunk children’s clown contained spooky predictions about the 9/11 attacks? It’s true. When Candy punches the clown at the end of the scene, pause the video just as the punch connects, and you’ll see for a brief moment an image of the Pentagon with a hole in it.
You may have to press Alt-F4 to get the right kind of clarity on the video.
This is truly one of the “classics.” It’s a tale of international intrigue, love, loss, and betrayal set in World War II era Northern Africa. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, it has long been regarded by cinematic scholars and critics alike as one of the best stories ever filmed. It was created nearly almost 60 years before 9/11, so there is no way it could have predicted the terrorist attacks that day, right? Wrong. Dead wrong. In the famous scene below in which the French patrons of Bogart’s Rick’s bar unite to drown out the German patrons as each group belts out its national anthem, the connection to 9/11 couldn’t be any more eerily clear.
The lyrics to the German song translate roughly to, “In almost 60 years, there will be a terrorist attack on American soil that will knock down two very tall buildings in New York and will touch-off more than a decade of war in the Middle East.”
Crazy shit, huh?