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Masonic Symbols in the film Tombstone

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posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 04:59 PM
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Hey kids, thought you might get a kick out of this. In the 1993 film Tombstone starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer I just noticed that one of the characters is wearing a masonic necklace. I was sitting on my computer with Tombstone playing in the background and looked right as the character was on screen blinding a gold masonic necklace. What is odd about this is that I've seen this film at least a dozen times before and this is the first time I've ever noticed it. For any of you curious about this the character who's blinging the necklace is Creek Johnson and the scene I'm talking about is the scene immediately following the scene when Wyatt Earp shoots Curly Bill in the river and the posse are sitting around talking about it.

When I saw this I ran to IMDB to see if anyone else caught it or if there was some significance behind the character wearing the necklace. There's a small discussion on it now but as of the moment we can't really figure out why that was there.

Anyway thought you guys would find it interesting? I certainly don't believe masons are evil or bad or anything but I am fascinated by symbols and their usage.




posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 05:36 PM
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Doesn't he say something to the effect of "Friends? Hell, I got lots of friends," during that scene?

I don't think there's too much that can be read into that, really. Maybe one of the writers or someone involved in the production was a Mason and put it in there for grins?

Who knows.



posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 09:29 PM
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We Masons do stuff like that just for the pleasure of keeping paranoid CT's up all night looking for hidden meanings that don't exist. Its a hobby like stamp collecting and shapeshifting...



posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 10:03 PM
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Bud, my wife and I can spot anything wrong in a sequence of film. Sure they are supposed to make sure period decor is in order but the reality is there are so many minute of salable film footage that can be released. We have both been in the pre screen focus groups and they really don't listen much to the viewers so that does not really help much.

Be certain of this though, for every pendant you may catch we are watching a 9' screen in HD and backing up and going over these same parts roaring an choking over some of the really poor edit work that makes it to the public.

We just watched a sequence where a guy had sideburns below his ears and he got out of his car and they were up to his ear canal. its the nature of keeping costs down. Mason jewelry is easy to catch but we find tons of stuff that other folks never come close to catching.

Disclaimer: not a mason, just a film watcher.



posted on Apr, 12 2008 @ 03:55 AM
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Here's quite a few more masonic references in movies:

Masonic references in cinema
www.freemasonry.bcy.ca...

It included the references made in Tombstone:

www.freemasonry.bcy.ca...

and

www.freemasonry.bcy.ca...



posted on Apr, 12 2008 @ 09:55 AM
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And there are plenty of Illuminati references... the Disney animated TV series "Gargoyles"; the first Lara Croft: Tombraider movie; a really stupid comedy called The Whoopie Boys; and, perhaps the most interesting, the classic Peter Sellars film Being There ends with a funeral scene in which the coffin of a rich man is interred in a pyramid and his pallbearers discuss who they're going to make the next president.



posted on Apr, 12 2008 @ 05:01 PM
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I noticed it too, a long time ago. I just went back to see if I actually seen what I thought I saw. And I did. I just figured that Wild Bill Hickcock was a Freemason, that's all. I think that was the person in the movie.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:23 PM
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are you the representative of freemasons globally?
Is masonry not an institution based on friendship?
They place symbols as simple lessons for humanity.
You must not be a mason if you claim that mason's are only here to torment people, when the reality is that we're trying to ease people's suffering. If you are a mason, it is your responsibility to speak the truth is it not? So why make such a comment when you are only giving masonry a bad name. It seems that you fear speaking the truth. Yes the symbols are like stamps or a trademark that have been reused, but there is a humerous yet true message in this scene. What the old man is trying to get across in this message is that friends help ease suffering. Friends are a good thing to have. This is a basic masonic teaching, and it is true. The symbol is a part of the man who is wearing the necklace, in this scene he is expressing himself as a mason, and as a friend.



posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 09:24 PM
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sherriff behan, is wearing a square and compass on his watch chain when he is first introduced. he also ends up goin with the bad guys for his own political gain



posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 10:19 PM
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Well, as far as I understand Wyatt Earp, Warren Earp, and Doc Holiday were Masons. I've been to the Masonic Lodge in Tombstone (King Solomon Territorial Lodge #5). Its a historic Lodge and it gets quite warm in there when you're wearing a suit.

I think in the movie you see a watch fob that has a square and compass on it.

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lol



posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 10:40 PM
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I love that movie! Curious, Illahee, what other stuff have you and your wife spotted?

One of my good friends used to go to the movies with me and he always managed to spot bloopers. I guess I'm just not that attentive.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 05:34 PM
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Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
reply to post by RWPBR
 


are you the representative of freemasons globally?
Is masonry not an institution based on friendship?
They place symbols as simple lessons for humanity.
You must not be a mason if you claim that mason's are only here to torment people, when the reality is that we're trying to ease people's suffering. If you are a mason, it is your responsibility to speak the truth is it not? So why make such a comment when you are only giving masonry a bad name.


I am a mason I speak for myself, and I say RWPBR's comment was not only priceless, but i plan to plagerize it as often as I can.........no rule in masonry against a sense of humor.


Originally posted by RWPBR
We Masons do stuff like that just for the pleasure of keeping paranoid CT's up all night looking for hidden meanings that don't exist. Its a hobby like stamp collecting and shapeshifting...


True story, I got soda in my nose upon reading it. I love it.

[edit on 24/6/2010 by ForkandSpoon]



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 09:34 PM
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I have seen that movie dozens (if not hundreds) of times and I have never noticed that before. A friend of mine pointed it out when we watched the film last night. I think the actor Playing Creek was(is?) a Mason and just kept his pendant on while filming. I almost always have something on to identify to my brethren.



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 07:44 AM
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The signicance was that Turkey Creek Jack Johnson (the movie Charector) was in fact a Mason He was raised (made) at the salt lake city lodge in Utah.



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