The Prestige – FLNWO #30

by | Sep 21, 2015 | Film, Literature & The New World Order | 10 comments

This month on Film, Literature and the New World Order we talk to Jay Dyer of about his review of the 2006 Christopher Nolan film, The Prestige. Topics discussed include twilight language and the revelation of the method, what Nikola Tesla signifies in the story, the art of misdirection, the similarities between stagecraft and statecraft, and much more.


The Prestige (2006) – A Film About Revelation of the Method

The Making of “The Prestige”

Last month’s episode and comments: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Next month: The Manchurian Candidate – Movie / Book


  1. FYI (Misattribution to Asimov)

    Clarke’s Three Laws are three “laws” of prediction formulated by the British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. They are:

    1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
    2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
    3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

  2. “Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.”~Louis Brandeis

    • @wendyalisonnora


      There was a time when mainstream science professed that a heavier than air piece of machinery could never take flight. If it wasn’t for the Wright brothers being open to all possibilities and then acting upon that innate facet of the true pursuit of science, it would be a whole lot harder to visit relatives and see the world. I think it’s an illuminating thing to consider, that those 747s we now take for granted as we ‘hop across continents’ are derived from a form of technology/science that was once considered to be “impossible” by the mainstream scientific establishment.

      Something else worth considering is the fact that when you get in an airplane now, and travel across the country, you are getting to your destination in roughly the same amount of time (and in essence using the same basic technology) as someone who was flying in the late 50s! Doesn’t that particular stagnation of technology seem a bit unusual to you?!

      People say that “antigravity” is impossible and just “science fiction” but we should know from studying history that this is a lie.

      As early as around the same time Wernher von Braun was inventing his rocket systems for the nazis, others (like Dr. Kowsky and T. Townsend Brown) were dabbling in mass cancellation technology (Electrogravitics or what pop culture often describes as “anti-gravity”) for propulsion.

      These types of propulsion systems (sometimes using harmonic resonance, acoustic levitation, high voltage systems and/or rotating ferro-fluids) were studied extensively in the open up until the early 50-s. Serious funding and studies were done. The subject of Electrogravitics can be found in prominent military R&D journals up until October of 1954, at which point the whole subject goes dark and disappears off the radar. This was not due to failure, this was due to success, overwhelming and ground breaking success (using a variety of methods).

  3. Excellent episode! I enjoyed this film when it first came out, and my appreciation of it has certainly deepened from listening to this discussion, which delved into layers of complexity that I hadn’t yet explored. The similarities between state craft and stage magic are many, and yet I hadn’t ever thought of the Prestige in this light.

    It helps answer a question that has always vexed me: why do people still support politicians, watch mainstream news, or vote, when the fraud of these institutions is so obvious and well documented? They don’t see it because they don’t want to see it.

    I once saw a show about magicians tricks revealed, explaining how all the stage magic tricks (of David Copperfields and the like) are done, and it now makes me wish that someone would make a documentary or show revealing all the political and economic tricks that are used to manufacture consent and steer the public into supporting outrageous policies.

    It’s also worth mentioning that before I saw The Prestige, I had never even heard of Nikola Tesla. It seems to me that this film helped pull Telsa, whom I consider to be a great man, out of obscurity and into the minds of the masses.

    • Tesla was the authentic immigrant genius in the US, but like many of that ilk, insufferably arrogant and shrill. So a lot of enemies, especially the New York bankster circles who depicted him in popular literature as the original mad scientist. But still he continued to live there in comfort and was paid big money for his big ideas right to the end of his life.
      His crucial work in electricity has been significantly surpassed by the EU (Electric Universe) movement headed by Talbot and Thornhill. See and especially the groundbreaking SAFIRE experiment. Einsteinian/gravitational cosmology (coeval with the bankster victory in WW1 and coup d’etat in the US) has been definitively overthrown by this research. And make no mistake that the bogus cosmology was an important ideologic underpinning of, even partnership with, the political regime of gangster finance. So it remains dominant in academia + schools

  4. I didn’t care for this film when I saw it years ago and after this analysis, I still don’t care for it, lots of violence… a woman drowned before the viewer’s eyes. The film also undermines the family unit: wife and daughter may never really know husband and father who could be a pair of identical twins. Then there is adultery…

    I was still confused about twilight language so I went to Michael Hoffman’s website which clarified some of the twilight language used in reporting the Umpqua shooting.

    Reading Hoffman’s fascinating hommage to Edgar Allen Poe, transported me back to my gothic days in black. You must have him on your podcast James!

    Hoffman’s explaination of the main purpose for the revelation of the method is straight to the point: “The chief defense of the conspirators in this Age of Revelation (revelations largely made by the conspirators themselves), against prosecution and punishment for their crimes, has been to confuse the truth and mix it into a salad bowl of falsehood,”
    quoted from the site

    TO CONFUSE THE TRUTH about Nicola Tesla is the main purpose of the film, The Prestige. Tesla had nothing to do with cloning. He tried to bring free energy to the world and JP Morgan said no and now we are stuck with nuclear power and oil. Poor Tesla was too good for this world. He was brilliant with a heart of gold. When the power elite discovered that he could not be bought, they ostracized him, calling him a wizard, a sorcerer, a mad scientist and so on. Read his autobiography, read his lectures. The man was a wonder, truly an angel from God.

  5. Does somebody remember the nice little scene at the beginning (5:16) of the film “The Recruit” when CIA man Al Pacino meets youngster Colin Farrell for the first time?
    “Nothing is what it seems!” is Pacinos slogan all the time, and he introduces himself with a newspaper magic trick. The filmmakers made their point well, suggesting a deep connection between magic, media and intelligence agencies.

    The Recruit movie:

    The Recruit review:

    This is what Tom Secker found out about the connection between MI5 and famous magicians:

    And last, but not least, one example of a connection between intelligence agencies and magick (the occult). Presented in the book “Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult” by Richard B. Spence.

  6. Really enjoyed this collab with Jay Dyer. Been listening to more of his podcasts lately. And just recently watched Eyes Wide Shut because of his referencing it… I think it’d be important to unpack a film like that (sex magik / occult amongst the elite / human sacrifice) and even some of Kubrick’s other films like 2001 (particularly with it’s many seeming connections with 9/11).

    Tho a dark road to travel down, I’ll put my little vote toward another colab with Dyer for FLNWO on either Eyes Wide Shut or/and 2001: A Space Odyssey sometime in 2016? Here’s to hoping for more Corbett/Dyer combo in the future! : )

  7. Excellent review James, thanks for this.

    Perhaps we can glean some wisdom and formulate some practical stratagems for helping the truth to “find a way” (in the context of circumventing the ever-expanding mechanisms of oligarchic/corporate/government censorship you talked about in this most recent solutions watch episode ) by applying the same strategies magicians (and their intelligence operative counter-parts) use to fool their audience.

    Perhaps we can reverse engineer a way to use the “The Pledge”, “The Turn” and “The Prestige” tactic to pull a metaphorical rabbit out of our hats in the form of truth and elude/confuse the AI algorithms by utilizing the time tested techniques of magicians?

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