April 28, 2008
An inconvenient movie poster
Did somebody have a little fun at Al Gore's expense when creating the movie poster for An Inconvenient Truth? There may well be a hidden message, specifically, "See no evil" buried in it.
At least that's the theory of Svend-Erik Hendriksen, an American Thinker reader who lives in Greenland, a place where a little global warming might be a rather pleasant change of pace. He took a copy of the official poster for the movie:
Then he took a mirror image of the poster
and placed it next to the original, just as if he had held up the poster to a mirror. This produces the same result as the famous Rorshach ink blots, which are produced by folding an ink-stained piece of paper to produce a symmetrical abstract image. Psychological test subjects are asked to look at and describe what they see. The result of this process on the Inconvenient Truth poster is this:
Look at the upper middle of the poster, where the hurricane winds (remember that last year was supposed to have terrible hurricanes!) together form a picture of a monkey face holding up its hands.
This looks very much like the world famous "see no evil" monkey, named Mizaru in Japanese.
image courtesy Wikimedia Commons
As with the Rorshach test, the meaning is in the eye of the beholder. But I like to think that somewhere in the vast promotional network which hyped the Academy Award® winning movie, there is somebody with quite a nice dry sense of humor.