Originally posted by Skeptical Ed
Well let's do an oblique turn and discuss, if worthwhile, the kid in the hallway wearing the sweater with APOLLO on it. He rises from the floor and
Jay says it has a connection to the actual (or not!) rising of APOLLO 11. What do you see in this inclusion by Kubrick?
I really do not know. I do however find it very interesting. This is a detail that was not in the book so Kubrick could go anywhere he wanted with
what was on the shirt. Then he made the effort to change the room number for what reason? I really do not know but I found the whole thing intriguing.
I would not want to make any conclusions. It really kind of reminds me of the zapruder film showing how it was cut and paste edited. I am not sure
what I think about it but there was enough there to be interesting. Make sense?
I know that directors, producers, and the studio all like to change things because they feel it would be better. Stanley had more control than say
Michael Bay does now, so he did have a looooot of say in his movie. I also know that directors like him have big egos and feel the need to put their
own spin on things. Who knows. I am just really interested in the amount of things that have been pointed at as clues. If it was just one or two, I
would have blown it off but it is a really good little read.
[edit on 10/11/09 by Lillydale]