Friday, 21 May 2010
I managed to watch the short animated Olympic "mascot" "Out of a Rainbow" movie again yesterday and a couple of points jumped out - although it needs to be remembered that this was only the introductory part of the story.
Basically, the plot goes that an old chap is retiring from his job at a steelworks in Bolton. As the "last" girder - marked 2012, London Olympics, 070605 - is completed, kindly George gets to sign it, then hands his gaffer his protective clothing before collecting two "scrap" droplets of metal and cycling home to his wife, dog, and two grandchildren. Here, overnight in the bright light of a full moon, George works like an alchemist, eventually producing two little metallic creatures which he and his wife present to the children in the morning - carefully wrapped in a pair of shoe boxes, size 11.
They place their gifts on the window sill before a rainbow shoots through the window and brings the toys to life; they cavort and dance with the dog (whilst we see it's name tag, Unity) then shimmy along a bookshelf where we spy a book "Much Wenlock" and a picture "Stoke Mandeville Games", hence their names. However the "fun" is short lived, the rainbow returns and the cylops-like creatures have to go and fly out the window; although we are reassured by the narrator, Michael Morpugo, that they will return.
Notwithstanding the ongoing Wizard of Oz theory subscribed to here, do we not see a reincarnation of "occult" Pinocchio at work- now space age, although maybe it is too early to know for sure. See Vigilant Citizen - The Esoteric Interpretation of Pinnocchio:
“There are two ways to read “The Adventures of Pinocchio”. The first is what I would call “profane” where the reader, most probably a child, learns about the mishaps of the wooden puppet. The second is a reading from a Masonic point of view, where heavy symbolism will complete, without replacing, the simple and lineary narration of events”.
- Giovanni Malevolti, Pinocchio, mio Fratello (free translation)
Note: 07/06/05 was the date that the London Olympics won the bid to host the games - make of that what you will, given the "last pipe required for the construction" was marked in this manner.
Olympic mascot film.
wikipedia - "by george"/"by jove".