Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Forthcoming The Crow Producer Samuel Hadida Dies

Samuel Hadida, with over 70 producing credits, including the Resident Evil franchise, dies unexpectedly at 64, in Santa Monica, on November 27, 2018.

Who is in the background of this photo? Ridley Scott?

Born in Morocco, Hadida and his brother Victor have been credited with bringing popular American movies such as Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, David Fincher’s Seven and martial-arts pics starring Jean-Claude Van Damme to French theaters in the 1990s. Hadida was also well-known for his collaboration with Tony Scott (died August 19, 2012) on True Romance and Domino, with Constantin Film on the Resident Evil franchise, and with Christophe Gans on Silent Hill.

Hadida, his brother & father are cofounders/coowners of Metropolitan FilmExport (American indie distributor).

Please note Samuel Hadida was the lead producer of the reboot of The Crow, allegedly starrring Jason Momoa (Game of ThronesAquaman) - although rumors are Momoa has withdrawn from the project. Sony announced on 11/18/18 that they’ve set the new Crow movie release for 10/11/19. Hadida died suddenly on 11/27/18. 

Hadida's death continues the die-off of major directors, writers, and producers during the 237th month since Stanley Kubrick's death. See Cryptokubrology: Syncing Deaths.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Mississippi's Killer Clowns

A barber shop owner was fatally shot by four men wearing clown masks on November 25, 2018, in Jackson, Mississippi.
Police said the shooting was reported about 1 p.m. outside Cut City Barber Shop on the corner of Bullard Street and Industrial Drive.
Officers found 41-year-old Marcus Hamblin sitting inside a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to a witness, four armed men in a dark sedan approached the victim and shots were fired. The suspects then fled the scene. Clarion Ledger.

The newspaper decided to use the Heath Ledger clown mask from The Dark Knight film.

Marcus is a masculine given name of Ancient Roman pre-Christian origin derived either from Etruscan Marce of unknown meaning(possibly from the Etruscan "mar" which means "to harvest"), or referring to the god Mars.

Hamblin is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hamblin family lived in Gloucestershire. Their name, however, is local reference of Old French derivation. This surname, of English origin, is derived from the Anglo-Norman French given name "Ham(b)lin", a double diminutive of "Hammone", itself coming from the Norman personal name "Hamo(n)", which derives from the Germanic "Haimo", a short form of the various compound name with the first element "haim" meaning "home."

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Ricky Jay Dies

Ricky Jay, 72. R.I.P. June 26, 1946 – November 24, 2018.

Narrator, actor in Magnolia. Actor in X-Files. And more.

See my Mysterious America for more about Ricky Jay.

From 2016.

Richard Jay Potash (June 26, 1946 – November 24, 2018), known professionally as Ricky Jay, was an American stage magician, actor, and writer. In a profile for the New Yorker, Mark Singer called Jay "perhaps the most gifted sleight of hand artist alive". In addition to sleight of hand, Jay was known for his card tricks, card throwing, memory feats, and stage patter. He also wrote extensively on magic and its history. His acting credits included the films The Prestige, The Spanish Prisoner, Mystery Men, Heist, Boogie Nights, Tomorrow Never Dies, House of Games, and Magnolia, and the HBO series Deadwood. In 2015 he was the subject of an episode of PBS' American Masters, making him the first (and to this date only) magician to have ever been profiled in that series. Wikipedia.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Catholic Mass Shooting: Update

On Monday, November 19, 2018, two mass shooting stories became "breaking news" out of Chicago and St. Louis.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
A Missouri man was arrested in connection with a heinous crime spree at a Catholic Supply chain store in St. Louis in which a female customer was fatally shot and at least one other woman was sexually assaulted, officials said.
Thomas Bruce, 53, is now in police custody on 14 charges including first-degree murder, sodomy, kidnapping, burglary, tampering with evidence and armed criminal action, according to the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney.
A St. Louis County police officer looks from a home on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, as they investigate in the Quail Run mobile home park in Jefferson County. Photo credit by Christian Gooden.

Bruce worked as a pastor from about 2003 to 2007 for a few dozen people at Calvary Chapel of Cape Girardeau....
The chapel folded about 10 years ago....The Missouri Secretary of State’s office identifies Bruce as the operator of a nonprofit church that was formed in 2003 and dissolved in 2007....
On social media, Bruce was outspoken on politics and social issues. A supporter of President Donald Trump, he posted video from the president’s rally this month in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and frequently slammed Democrats and members of the GOP establishment who criticized Trump.
He has also retweeted comments expressing support for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and criticizing Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford during the Senate judicial confirmation hearings in October. He also shared or wrote comments arguing for allowing fewer immigrants or refugees into the U.S., fewer restrictions on gun control and for a ban on abortion....
On his Twitter account, started in 2016, Bruce has mainly shared his views on politics, occasionally commenting on some prominent media personalities.
In one tweet, for example, he called commentator Ann Coulter “the smartest sexiest sweetest gal in the WORLD.” In another tweet, he said Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro has the “best damn legs” and also told Pirro she was a “1,000 times more sexy” than former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.
In September, Bruce tweeted: “As an American male, I’ve often been accused of being obsessed with sex.” Source.

The captured suspect looks remarkably like the suspect from Indiana's 2017 Delphi murders.

Background...originally posted November 20, 2018.

St. Louis

The Chicago shooting was followed shortly by a mass violence incident in St. Louis. Police reported that around 3:20 pm Monday, November 19, 2018, multiple sexual assaults and a shooting happened at the Catholic Supply store in a shopping center near the intersection of Manchester Road and Weidman Road in west St. Louis County, Missouri. 

Note: The flag visible in the window is the City of St. Louis flag.

The flag with a solid red background has two broad heraldic wavy bars, colored blue and white, extending from the left top and bottom corners toward left center where they join and continue as one to the center right edge. This symbolizes the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Over the point of confluence a round golden disk upon which is the fleur-de-lis of France (blue) calling attention to the French background of the early city and more particularly to St. Louis of France for whom the City is named. The golden disk represents the City and/or the Louisiana Purchase. (Heraldically, the disk is a "bezant" or Byzantine coin signifying, money or simply purchase.) The flag's colors recall those of Spain (red and yellow or gold), Bourbon France (white and gold), Napoleonic and Republican France (blue, white and red), and the United States of America (red, white, and blue). Official City of St. Louis description.
It is worthy of noting that Catholic Supply is a family owned religious goods store with Catholic and Christian religious gifts, books, Bibles, church supplies and church furnishings, for the clergy, staff, and members.

St. Louis County Police confirmed that a 53-year-old woman shot at a Catholic Supply store died. 
The 53-year-old victim, Jamie Schmidt

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that a 911 caller reported that the shooter went inside the store and ordered all of the women inside to strip at gunpoint, sexually assaulted several of them, then shot one (Jamie Schmidt) of them in the head (reportedly after she refused to have oral sex with him). St. Louis County Police say that the victims did not know the suspect.

Police are looking for a white man, 5’7”, age 40 - 50 years-old, with a heavy build wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, and a large belt. The suspect was also wearing a black or gray hat. The description was updated his appearance saying he is wearing a paper-boy style hat, a navy blue Carhartt-style jacket, and a red, white and black plaid shirt. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Police are not sure, if he left the scene on foot or in a vehicle.

As of 9:00 pm Eastern time Tuesday, November 20, 2018, the suspect was still at large.

The sexual assault details of this crime are graphic and disturbing. That the suspect was uncaught is likewise upsetting to local community members. 

Suspect Similarities?

The bodies of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams were discovered on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2017, close to an abandoned railroad bridge near Delphi, about 20 miles from Lafayette, and around 60 miles from Indianapolis, Indiana. They went missing the day before.

Liberty German, one of the two girls killed along a northern Indiana hiking trail used her mobile phone beforehand to capture video of the man who killer her and her friend, Abigail Williams.  Soon after the killing, Indiana State Police played a clip of the man’s voice during a news conference, where he can be heard saying: “down the hill.”

Liberty also captured a grainy image released by police of a man walking near the hiking trail outside Delphi about the time she and Abigail disappeared on February 13, 2017. See here.

In November 2018, some people online are comparing this image of the Delphi suspect with the reported description of the alleged Catholic Supply molester/killer.

St. Louis 2018: White man, 5’7”, age 40 - 50 years-old, with a heavy build wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, and a large belt. The suspect was also wearing a black or gray hat. The description was updated his appearance saying he is wearing a paper-boy style hat, a navy blue Carhartt-style jacket, and a red, white and black plaid shirt. 

Photos of similar articles of clothing have been posted by law enforcement.

The St. Louis Police Department posted this: "UPDATE: We have a bit more information regarding the #CatholicSupply store homicide: The suspect may have been wearing a black or gray 'paperboy-style' hat. See the example."

Delphi, Indiana 2017: From the cell video and description, the local law enforcement agencies posted the following.

The match appears to be remarkable.

Other Incidents?

In 2017, after the Delphi murders, Inside Edition did a story comparing the killings to those of two young girl also murdered on the 13th of a month, in 2012.

Elizabeth June Marie Collins, 8
Lyric Ray Lynn Cook, 10
Went Missing from Meyers Lake: Friday, July 13, 2012, in Evansdale, Iowa, in Black Hawk County
Bodies Found in Seven Bridges Wildlife Park in Bremer County: Dec. 5, 2012
Date of Deaths: July 13, 2012 Source.

The date of the murders in Indiana (2/13/17) are a flip/reversal of the date of the killings in Iowa (7/13/12).

The date of the St. Louis killing (11/19/18) do not fit into any pattern we can see. The cap and coat do. The hatred of females does.

Reflecting on the 2018 Missouri case, it reminds me of the Amish School (Pennsylvania) shooting, also called the West Nickel Mines School shooting of October 2, 2006. While this involved the shooting of eight of ten girls (ages 6-13) and the killing of five, as well as the gunman, Charles Carl Roberts IV, it began as a hostage situation. And it was an event that very much involved the molestation of the girls being held hostage.

Roberts ordered the girls to line up against the chalkboard and allowed a pregnant woman, three parents with infants, and all remaining boys to exit. One girl, nine-year-old Emma Fisher, escaped without her older sister.

The Amish School incident of 2006 and the Catholic Supply Store event of 2018 appear to be related to the underlying theme of maltreatment, sexual hate, and molestation directed towards females, a la' the Incel Effect.

See also 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Charles Manson, Sharon Tate, and Wayne Maunder

Charles Manson lived from November 12, 1934 to November 19, 2017.

Wayne Maunder lived from December 19, 1937 to November 11, 2018. He is shown above in his role as Scott Lancer.

Luke Perry (born October 11, 1966) is set to play Scott Lancer (read "Wayne Maunder") in Tarantino’s forthcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, about the Manson Family. The 1960s-1970s real-life actor Wayne Maunder lived next door to Sharon Tate

Maunder reportedly suffered a heart attack.

Rachel Yang of Variety wrote the following on November 21, 2018:

Wayne Maunder, the star of 1960s TV Westerns who may have inspired a character in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, died of cardiovascular disease Nov. 11 in Battleboro, Vt., a Vermont Department of Health spokesperson confirmed to Variety. He was 80.
Maunder starred in ABC’s Custer as the titular Lt. Col. Custer. The Western aired just 17 episodes before it was canceled in 1967. He also appeared in another Western, CBS’ Lancer, as Scott Lancer. The show ran for two seasons from 1968 to 1970.
The actor also appeared on shows like Kung Fu with David Carradine, The F.B.I., and The Rookies, as well as the 1971 film The Seven Minutes, in which he starred as attorney Mike Barrett.
Tarantino’s upcoming film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is set in 1969 and features Luke Perry as the character Scott Lancer. Based on real events surrounding the Manson murders, the movie stars actors as recognizable Hollywood figures from the era, like Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) and Steve McQueen (Damian Lewis).
Born Dec. 19, 1937, in New Brunswick, Canada, Maunder was raised in Bangor, Maine. Following high school, he had stretches in the U.S. Navy and tryouts for baseball teams like the Milwaukee Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Later, Maunder caught the acting bug and studied under Stella Adler in New York City.
The late actor is survived by his two brothers. Variety.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will mark Luke Perry's first time working with Quentin Tarantino.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Mercy Hospital Mass Shooting

On Monday, November 19, 2018, two mass shooting stories became "breaking news" out of Chicago and St. Louis. This posting about Chicago.


Chicago's Mercy Hospital victims: Samuel Jimenez, Tamara O'Neal, Dayna Less

The situation at the Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, began between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm, in the parking lot.

It began between an emergency room doctor, and her ex-fiance. Then that doctor, identified as Tamara O'Neal, was killed by the perpetrator in the parking lot.

The devil is in the details: Juan Lopez graduated with a Master's degree in public service, from DePaul University. The DePaul Blue Demons are the athletic teams that represent DePaul University.

Sibyl Hunter mentions the following, from Wikipedia: "Blue devils, demons causing depression, according to some the etymology of the blues music genre." 

The perpetrator, 32-year-old male, Juan Lopez, demanded a ring from O'Neal, and returned with a gun and shot her six times when it emerged she did not have the ring.

Lopez continued into the hospital and shot others. Police arrived and exchanged fire with the gunman, who retreated into the hospital and was pursued by officers.

A police officer was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, where he later died. He was identified as 28-year-old Samuel Jimenez. The other two victims were identified as O'Neal and 25-year-old Dayna Less, a pharmaceutical assistant. The gunman also died in the shooting.

It was all over by 4:40 pm Central Time.

The Chicago Tribune dubbed the incident "chaos at Mercy Hospital" and quotes Mayor Rahm Emmanuel as saying: "This tears at the soul of our city. It is the face and the consequence of evil."

The origins of this Mercy Hospital is directly tied to the Sisters of Mercy, from Ireland.

Mercy’s history of caring reaches back more than two centuries to the commitment of one person, Catherine McAuley, who was born in Dublin in 1778. It was a time of strife and widespread poverty in Ireland. British law excluded Catholics from educational opportunities, equal civil rights, and the open practice of their faith. Catherine was born the daughter of a successful Catholic businessman, James McAuley. In this time of despair, Catherine's father was very concerned about the plight of the poor and oppressed. He died when Catherine was only five years old.
The death of Catherine’s father and then her mother left the McAuley children orphans. Catherine was taken in by the Callaghans, close family friends and strict Quakers. While she was able to follow in her father’s footsteps by working with the poor of Dublin, this strict household did not allow for the open practice of Catholicism. Twenty years later, however, Catherine inherited the Callaghan family estate and was able to practice her religion and pursue her calling to help those in need.
Catherine commissioned a building for the needy on Dublin’s fashionable Baggot Street. It was called the House of Mercy and opened September 24, 1827. The social elite of Dublin began volunteering to teach and care for the children of the poor. Staff members tended to the sick in their homes and in public hospitals. Young women were trained in needlework, etiquette and domestic services so that they might find paying work in the nearby homes of the wealthy.
The spirit of selflessness and giving at the House of Mercy so moved the Archbishop of Dublin that he asked Catherine to establish a religious order that her work might endure. In 1831, after training and preparation for a life of religious service, Catherine McAuley and two colleagues founded the Sisters of Mercy upon a commitment to help the poor, sick and uneducated and all of those wounded by contemporary society. This commitment remains central to the Mercy Mission.
Catherine McAuley died of tuberculosis just ten years after founding her community, but by then there were 100 Sisters to carry on her work. Today there are more than 4,500 Sisters of Mercy.
In 1843, only two years after Catherine’s death, her closest friend and assistant Mother Mary Frances Xavier Warde brought a group of Sisters to America. They would establish Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh – the oldest Catholic hospital in the United States.
Three years later, at the request of Bishop Quarter from the new frontier diocese of Chicago, Mother Mary Frances Xavier Warde chose five Sisters from the growing community in Pittsburgh and set out for Chicago. Source.

For details on the Catholic Supply store, see here

Monday, November 19, 2018

Cryptokubrology: Syncing Deaths

Cryptokubrology can sometimes overtake events. It appears obituaries are doing just that in recent days.

As I have noted before...
Cryptokubrology has been defined as "digging through the works of Stanley Kubrick on the premise that its body is a muted mass of coded cabalistic ministrations comparable (in scope) to the works of William Shakespeare, but incomparable (in complexity) to anything in recorded history. In fact, Cryptokubrology has led to an entirely different view of so-called 'history' itself." Source.

Cryptokubrology: "A useful methodology for deconstructing cinema, history, and synchronicity." ~ says Alex Fulton, January 31, 2017.

In November 2018, I and others, including Alex Fulton and Media Monarchy, began to notice the deaths of individuals linked to Stanley Kubrick and/or his films.

The first big obituary we all started exchanging notes about was of Douglas Rain. He died at the age of 90, on November 11, 2018.

Rain, who was a founding member of the Stratford (Shakespearan) Festival of Canada in 1953 and was a stage actor until 1998, will be remembered for his association with Kubrick. Rain provided the voice of the HAL 9000 computer for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and its sequel, 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984).

Then the death of Stan Lee happened the next day. Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber, December 28, 1922), the iconic cofounder (with Jack Kirby) of the Marvel Universe, died at the age of 95, on November 12, 2018.

Alex Fulton passed along a graph of the relationship of dates between Lee and Kubrick.

Fulton pointed out that Stan Lee was born exactly 2037 days before Stanley Kubrick was born and died in the 237th month after Kubrick died, the day after Douglas Rain who voiced HAL died. Cryptokubrology was visiting the dying.

Within four days, word came that another "Kubrick alumni has passed in the 237th month since Kubrick's death — RIP Pablo Ferro (1/15/35 - 11/16/18)," shared Alex Fulton on social media. Ferro was 83.

Pablo Ferro was an American graphic designer, film titles designer, and founder of Pablo Ferro Films, who had been born January 15, 1935, in Antilla, Cuba. He had created the powerful and influential title designs in Kubrick films Dr. Strangelove and A Clockwork Orange, as well as others, such as Being There, Bullit, and The Thomas Crown Affair.

The same day that Ferro died, another prominent figure in films passed away. William Goldman, born in Chicago on August 12, 1931, died at the age of 87, November 16, 2018.

Goldman was an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, and won two Oscars for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and again for All the President's Men (1976). He is also recalled for Marathon Man, Wild Card, and The Princess Bride.

Goldman's book Which Lie Did I Tell? mentions:
I once met Stanley Kubrick and we got to talking about what he hoped he would do next (alas). Napoleon, he said. I asked what part and this was his reply: "Everything. I want to do the whole sweep of a man's life."
Problem: movies don't do that well.
I would love to know how Kubrick would have attacked the problem.
Stanley Kubrick, the revolutionary, uncompromising movie director, died in his home outside London early Sunday morning, March 7, 1999. He was 70. He only made 13 films in his life. He delivered Eyes Wide Shut right before he died suddenly.

Alex Fulton shares another tidbit:

Eyes Wide Shut released on the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the same day JFK Jr. died—this was exactly 15300 + 153 + 153 days after the Burning Secret script date. What was Kubrick's burning secret?

This all brings me to nearly 11.22.18. Who might be the next "Kubrick" alumni to make a big sad impact on Hollywood?

It could be anyone. But this name came to mind. As well as another.

Douglas Huntley Trumbull (born April 8, 1942) is an American film director, special effects supervisor, and inventor. He contributed to, or was responsible for, the special photographic effects of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Blade Runner and The Tree of Life, and directed the movies Silent Running and Brainstorm. He is the son of Donald Trumbull (May 27, 1909 – June 7, 2004) who created visual effects for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz as well as later movies including Silent Running and Star Wars.

Producer James B. Harris, who turned 90, on August 3, 2018, produced the early major Kubrick films - The Killing, Paths of Glory, and Lolita.


Nicolas Roeg

On November 24, 2018, we heard about the death of Nicolas Roeg. 

Nicolas Jack Roeg (born August 15, 1928), died on November 23, 2018. He was an English director and cinematographer, best known for directing Performance (1970), Walkabout (1971), Don't Look Now (1973), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), Bad Timing (1980), and The Witches (1990).

Bernardo Bertolucci

Another great director, writer, filmmaker has left us in the 237th month since Stanley Kubrick's death—Bernardo Bertolucci (March 16, 1941 – November 26, 2018). The Last Emperor, The Dreamers, The Conformist, more. R.I.P.

Samuel Hadida

Samuel Hadida, with over 70 producing credits including the Resident Evil franchise, dies unexpectedly at 64, in Santa Monica, on November 27, 2018.

Hadida, his brother & father are cofounders/coowners of Metropolitan FilmExport (American indie distributor). 

Born in Morocco, Hadida and his brother Victor have been credited with bringing popular American movies such as Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, David Fincher’s Seven and martial-arts pics starring Jean-Claude Van Damme to French theaters in the 1990s. Hadida was also well-known for his collaboration with Tony Scott on True Romance and Domino, with Constantin Film on the Resident Evil franchise and with Christophe Gans on Silent Hill.

Please note Samuel Hadida was the lead producer of the reboot of The Crow, allegedly starrring Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Aquaman) - although rumors are Momoa has withdrawn from the project. Sony announced on 11/18/18 that they’ve set the new Crow movie release for 10/11/19. Hadida died suddenly on 11/27/18. 

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