Film director Stanley Kubrick and Pink Floyd seem to have held one another in rather high esteem. Although neither ever worked with one another it is often noted that Kubrick wanted "Atom Heart Mother Suite" for use in "Clockwork Orange" (he used the album cover instead) and Floyd members always felt let down that they had no music in "2001: A Sapce Odyssey". Floyd's 1973 record breaking album "Dark Side of the Moon" holds symbolic resonance with the "Wizard of Oz" film which I have attempted to connect to both Fossett and Barron Hilton's Flying "M" Ranch in previous posts. In the same vein, the song "Echoes" from "Meddle" is thought to synch perfectly with a section of "2001". Back in 1980, "The Wizard of Oz" and "2001: A Space Odyssey" were the first two films released on VHS
To quote master resonator Jake Kotze, "now things get a little weird..." On August 27th, 2007 just "7" days before Fossett departed for the one true OZ or God knows where...Sir Richard Branson announced that his Virgin Comics would resurrect 1950's Albion space and time traveler Dan Dare as a new title starting in November 2007, and a feature film is also in development (Arthur C. Clarke acted as science and plot advisor to the first strip). One day later, a total lunar eclipse is scheduled...
Virgin Comics Nov. 2007 1st issue of "Dan Dare".
Notice the OZ-like "Mekon"
Pink Floyd's "Astronomy Domine"
Only a few short years after Pink Floyd unleashed "Piper" on the planet, Sir Richard was about to launch his "Virgin" record label...his first major release would come in 1973 with Mike Oldfield's haunting "Tubular Bells", made famous for it's use as the theme song to "The Exorcist".
"In 1979, Tubular Bells was used as the main musical score for The Space Movie, a Virgin movie that celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. The Exorcist track is the score used for the landing sequence of the Apollo flights." (see also the connection to BBC childrens's show "Blue Peter" which has some very special relationships to Dr. Who).
Sir Richard Branson has been quite busy in the two weeks since his friend Steve Fossett went missing. He has been heavily involved (financially at least) in the disappearance of 4 year old Madeleine McCann. Ben Fairhall is by far the foremost writer on the subject of Madeleine...see both his sites for numerous articles on the subject.
Yesterday, September 17th Branson announced he was selling his Virgin Megastores...the line that started it all for him way back in 1970.
Branson and another blonde McCann
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