Sunday, December 16, 2018

Unifying Colour Theory - Secret Sun



THE GOLDEN DAWN TREE OF LIFE
STANDARD COLOURS



COLOUR - GENERAL NOTES

This theory originates in the work of Chris Knowles and the Secret Sun blog where some of his research threw light on the great deal of orange being used in movies, art, etc in 2017.  Based on the standard colour usage of the Golden Dawn Qabalah (shown above) I predicted a change of colour, to purple, in 2018.  When this happened I began to back check that unifying theory by looking at movie releases over the last decade.  Scrolling through this post will give you a visual taste of the theory although I am endeavouring to provide supporting essays and analysis of other material.

If colours are being used as ritual elements in movies according to the diagram above they will be seen in cover art/marketing and/or set, costume, lighting, colour grading and key prop item.  Where colour is not present in cover-art/costume it is often to do with the iconic nature of the character's costume so this mainly affects Marvel.  It might be the case that 80% of movies ''lands'' on target in the right year and the 20% that misses the ''year'' is if production/release is held up or delayed sometimes for an Oscar - ''La La Land'' might be an example of this. The following list is not exhaustive and could be a demonstration of confirmation bias although the evidence does seem stronger for the theory than not. 

I have included what I have on the alchemical metals so far - the theory here would be that the metal extracted represents the ''virtue'' of the film although in some situations it might actually be the physical metal that is shown or a key object made from the metal.  Although the post begins with 2013 I will detail 2010 - 2012 at the end of the post.


2013 MOVIES - BLUE, TIN ORE






BLUE FACE + EYES IN BACKGROUND











STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS - DETAILED ANALYSIS





2014 MOVIES - RED, IRON ORE





300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE - DETAILED ANALYSIS



RED LASER VISOR


















2015 MOVIES - YELLOW, GOLD ORE
























YELLOW WASHES THROUGHOUT FILM




2016 MOVIES - GREEN, COPPER ORE















GREEN FIELDS - COPPER EXTRACTED FROM MALACHITE




GREEN TIME STONE






LIBERTY IS PLATED WITH COPPER


2017 MOVIES - ORANGE, MERCURY ORE





MERCURY RED SALT DESERT

QUICKSILVER - EXTRACTED FROM SALT


DEATH OF LUKE - DEATH OF THE LIGHT




ORANGE LETTERING


ORANGE SPECTRUM





ORANGE LETTERING



ORANGE VEGAS



8 IS NUMBER OF HOD - ORANGE SEFIRA

NUMBER 8 THE CHARACTER





STRANGER THINGS 2 - DETAILED ANALYSIS

2018 MOVIES - PURPLE, INDIGO, VIOLET, SHIMMER, PEARLESCENCE, SILVER ORE
















2010 - 2012

2010 - 2012 present a challenge when exploring this theory.  I believe that whoever is behind this unifying colour project gradually gained power and influence in uniting studios behind this idea over those years.  I believe the project began in 2010 with the movie Inception.  The problem when looking at the white, grey and black which are the colours associated with 2010 - 2012 are that these often go together in black and white, grey scale, etc.  While I don't think the colours of the three years were merged in this way, and in 2012 certainly the pallette was ''black'', its just worth acknowledging that right out of the gate.  I will go in reverse order now from 2012 - 2010.

2012 MOVIESBLACK, LEAD ORE





SKYFALL - DETAILED ANALYSIS







BINAH - SEVERE MOTHER - QUEEN





2011 MOVIES - GREY
















COWBOYS AND ALIENS - DETAILED ANALYSIS


2010 MOVIES - WHITE, THE LITERAL INCEPTION


INCEPTION - DETAILED ANALYSIS