The twilight language explores hidden meanings and synchromystic connections via onomatology (study of names) and toponymy (study of place names). This blog further investigates "name games" and "number coincidences" found in news and history. Examinations are also found in my book The Copycat Effect (NY: Simon and Schuster, 2004).
Friday, July 06, 2012
Cruise & 33 Again
Tom Cruise wore uniform #33 in All The Right Moves (1983).
All The Right Moves (1983) was directed by Michael Chapman, and starred Tom Cruise; Lea Thompson; Craig T. Nelson. Stefan Djordjevich (Cruise) is a high school football player trying to win a scholarship to college and get out of this Pennsylvania mining town.
Michael Chapman, the director of All The Right Moves, is mostly known as an American cinematographer for his aggressive use of strong color and high contrast work on Steven Spielberg's Jaws, and on Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. Chapman was also the cinematographer for the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Cruise apparently likes to be around people wearing significant numbers. Cruise is seen with his son Connor, 16, at the Los Angeles Lakers game on March 27, 2011. Connor Cruise's shirt has an intriguing number on it, (33 x 3 =) 99.
Would Cruise be a fan of Larry Bird, if he was still playing?
Meanwhile, let us not forget the mystical number 23, which pops up too in this synchromystic melodrama.
Victoria Beckham, her and David Beckham's son, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are seen at Beckham's soccer game in Madrid, Spain, on June 17, 2007.
Unfortunately, for Michael Jordan, the number would also haunt him. His father, James R. Jordan, Sr. was murdered on July 23, 1993, at a highway rest area in Lumberton, North Carolina, by two teenagers, Daniel Green and Larry Martin Demery.
A more positive event occurred on November 1, 1994, when Jordan's number 23 was retired by the Bulls in a ceremony that included the erection of a permanent sculpture known as The Spirit outside the new United Center in Chicago.
The number 23 lives on among basketball players and others, in reality and fiction.
Running Back #23 Meggett was played by Nelly in The Longest Yard (2005).
Meanwhile, Tom Cruise continues to bounce around and we've not heard the last of him.
Tom Cruise and Michael Jordan say goodbye to Oprah,