- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 4356 KB
- Print Length: 465 pages
- Publisher: Rocket Science Productions, LLC (28 Jun. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LLDZ3JS
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- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #281,727 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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He covers the length and breadth of movie genres including the James Bond, 'Matrix,' 'Omen,' and 'Star Wars' series (to cite but a few), as well as '9 & Half Weeks,' 'Black Swan,' Monty Python's 'Holy Grail,' 'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory' - even the Dolly Parton flick 'Nine to Five'!
My personal fave is his analysis of the 'Back to the Future' trilogy. Too detailed to get into here, that's for sure - but very interesting.
Informative, interesting and very easy to digest.
** Matt Sergiou.
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We would all be best served by looking at the world symbolically. The author looks into movies we’ve all seen - or some that we should - and explains the symbolism they contain from a religious, mythological, astrological, numerological, Kabbalastic, Egyptian, alchemical and occult standpoint. Other lenses he looks through are the Tarot deck, Joseph Campbell, and the Jungian concepts of archetypes and the collective unconscious. I love facts and knowledge - things that aren’t obvious. That’s what this book has.
Loaded with quotes and illustrations, this book breaks down too many movies to list here (the filmography is over 17 pages) including The Wizard of Oz, The Exorcist, Monty Python & the Holy Grail, the trilogies of Back to the Future, The Omen, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, and both Star Wars trilogies, in addition to looking at the James Bond characters, loads of horror movies (The Shining, Dracula, etc.), the goddess in cinema (the mother archetype and lots of sex), all the different Hermes characters, Gnosticism everywhere, some comedies and B-movies, too.
Really looking forward to the sequel, Cinema Symbolism II.
The author, an expert in mythology as well as occult and esoteric symbolism, distills this information in a clear and easy to understand fashion so that even those unfamiliar with some of the more obscure aspects of mythology can easily understand the interpretations present in this book. Walking a line somewhere in between greats like Joseph Campbell and Manly P Hall, Robert further establishes himself among the foremost authorities in this area of study.
By delving into subject matter ranging from ancient myths of solar deity and elements of gnosticism; examining timeless classics such as the Wizard of Oz and Frankenstein and modern favorites like back to the future and star wars, this book will open your eyes to ancient myths and symbols that have existed since ancient days. Whether your interest lies with mythology, classic cinema or both I think you'll find this and engaging and enlightening read. I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Cinema Symbolism