An actor shoots a colleague on set.
It makes world wide news for days on end.
Is there any benefit in attempting to work out why?
Written and published: 25-Oct-2021
You’ve heard the news.
Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed the cinematographer on his latest, low-budget film.
[The film set of ‘Rust’ in New Mexico]
The story goes Alec he was handed what he thought was a safe prop gun.
He went bang, she went down, and the next thing we know, it’s all over our monoliths.
I normally don’t care about these kinds of stories, but I saw a post on r/conspiracy which caught my eye.
In this brief piece I want to share a few connections I’ve noticed.
If nothing else, I hope this will be an entertaining read.
What I also want to do is touch once again on a question which I’m sure many of us have asked ourselves:
What do these connections mean? Am I (/we) looking too far into things?
I’ve got three hours before the cafe closes and I’m going to do my best to publish this before I walk home.
Otherwise it will be yet another unfinished draft, lost to time like tear drops in the rain.
So this will be a stream-of-consciousness type of post, rather than a structured, official Article.
The first thing which I noticed about this news story, before I even looked into it, was the prevalence of this image:
It doesn’t ‘mean’ or prove anything, but something about the ubiquity of this image seemed odd to me.
Let me know in the comments if you can relate to what I’m saying.
I’ve seen this image (or something very close to it) everywhere for the past few days.
Anyway, let’s get to the juicy bit.
The lady who supposedly died and / or got hurt was named Halyna Hutchins.
Ah yes, the old HH or 88, aye?
Proves absolutely nothing, of course. Some people do have the initials HH. It happens.
According to wikipedia, she grew up in Murmansk on a Soviet naval base.
In the 1984 Tom Clancy novel, ‘The Hunt for Red October’, the Soviet ship ‘Red October’ departs from Murmansk.
The book was then used as the basis for a 1990 film of the same name, starring Sean Connery.
Also in the cast was none other than Alec Baldwin.
Okay, so we now see our first major connections in this sync story:
Alec Baldwin shoots Halyna
Halyna is from a naval base in Murmansk
Murmansk is where the submarine Red October is from
Hunt for Red October stars Alec Baldwin
And there’s a few other obvious little connections there as well:
To ‘hunt’ can involve shooting; Baldwin ‘hunted’ Halyna (Red October).
The shooting occurred in the middle of October.
The film being shot is named ‘Rust’, evoking which colour in one’s mind?
The Hunt for Red October indeed. Halyna never stood a chance…
Now let’s look at the place where ‘Rust’ was being filmed.
A small ghost town now occasionally used as a film set, known as Bonanza City, near Sante Fe, New Mexico.
The wikipedia page for the town does not explicitly state which film was first shot there.
However it appears to be implied that the first such film was ‘The Man from Laramie’ (1955).
And I found a source which states explicitly that ‘The Man from Laramie’ was indeed the first film shot at Bonanza City:
Glenn Hughes, owner of the Bonanza Creek Movie Ranch just south of Santa Fe, remembers a visit by actor Jimmy Stewart for the 1955 filmThe Man From Laramie. That was the first film shot on Hughes’ 16,000-acre working ranch,long before his permanent set was built.
I don’t want to get sidetracked here, but 1955 might stand out for some of my more sync-obsessed amigos out there.
Getting back to ‘The Man from Laramie’, here is the plot as described by wikipedia:
Will Lockhart delivers supplies from Laramie to Coronado, an isolated western town.
Patriarch Alec Waggoman is haunted by dreams of a stranger who intends to kill his adult son, Dave.
He is also gradually losing his eyesight and cannot count on the immature and vicious Dave.
A few things stand out to me here.
Immature and vicious Dave.
The Corona-do part ought to speak for itself.
Ditto the patriarch Alec.
Now onto Dave.
According to the official story as of today, who handed Alec the gun which shot Halyna?
Here’s a screenshot of the wikipedia page:
The gun was given to Alec by Dave.
Dave — we can only infer — was, at best, immature to give Alec this gun and, at worst, vicious.
And Alec was foolish to trust Dave’s prop gun… perhaps Alec’s eyesight is getting bad.
Come on, man.
Go back and re-read that plotline for ‘The Man from Laramie’, and compare it with the official story of what happened on the set a few days ago.
You cannot make this shit up.
Now let’s consider the director of ‘Rust’, one Joel Souza.
His wikipedia page is pretty bare, as are his apparent directing credits.
Prior to ‘Rust’, his sole feature length credit is for a film named ‘Crown Vic’.
Crown Vic? Really?
The director of ‘Rust’ has one feature film to his name, released at the end of 2019, and it is named CROWN VIC?
We’re going ’round in circles here, Frank. There’s no way out.
You may recall that last year I became a little obsessed with the syncs surrounding my home city of Melbourne and muh coronas.
What we didn’t know then — although I could have guessed — is that by October of 2021, Melbourne would hold the record for the most locked down city in the world.
And let’s keep in mind: the term ‘corona’ can mean ‘crown’, according to the dictionary:
“a part of the body resembling or likened to a crown.”
Time prevents me from going over the myriad connections I made between Melbourne and muh coronas here, but the content I released at the time remains just as valid today as it was back then, if not more so.
Specifically, The Missing Sync (Part 5) from September 9, 2020.
Here’s just a few tidbits to help demonstrate the relevance here:
Melbourne is the largest and capital city of Victoria.
According to the history books, Melbourne was founded by John Batman
-> think ‘Some Guy Ate a Bat in China’
The city’s (and therefore Victoria’s) grand casino is named Crown.
Crown Casino was originally situated at the location of the Melbourne World Trade Centre.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
I recommend you check out the Missing Sync (Part 5) when you get the chance.
One thing you’ll notice in that presentation is the number of connections I made between Melbourne’s casino and the Springfield casino in The Simpsons.
More on that in a moment.
Anyhow, let’s get back to ‘Crown Vic’ (2019), Souza’s only feature length film prior to ‘Rust’.
It does not appear to have made any box office money against its $3.6 million budget.
Let’s take a look at what the Roger Ebert website had to say about the film.
The following is literally the final passage in Roger Ebert dot com’s review:
“A policeman’s job is only easy in a police state,” Charlton Heston’s honest-cop character says in Orson Welles’ “Touch of Evil.” In the philosophy of this aspiring-to-fascist movie, a police state is not a bad idea. Come on. It’s a jungle out there!
Hold on one second there, chief.
A ‘police state is not a bad idea’?
In a film released at the end of 2019.
With the name ‘Crown Vic’.
Directed by the same guy in charge of the now-infamous ‘Rust’?
In case it isn’t clear enough why this kind of thing fascinates me, befuddles me, amuses me, let’s consider the following images:
Until ther recent ‘Freedom Day’, Melburnians were not allowed to protest. At all.
If they tried, they would be met by old mates above (see this news story for more).
It is up to you, whether or not you view the banning of protest, with military-kitted coppers roaming the streets to arrest dissenters, as evidence of a ‘police state’.
Either way, you can see the connection being made here.
Let’s not forget that late 2019 is when muh coronas was supposedly released into the world:
Here’s what we know about the virus that was first detected in Wuhan, China, in late 2019 and has set off a global pandemic.
In late 2019, Souza released ‘Crown Vic’, which involved allusions to a police state.
And from early 2020 through to today, Melbourne Victoria, home of Crown, has devolved into what some may view as a police state.
‘Crown Vic’ was Souza’s only feature length film prior to ‘Rust’, which is what led me down this rabbit hole in the first place.
Are you ready for more?
In Missing Sync (Part 5) I consider the parallels between Springfield’s casino, and Melbourne’s Crown casino.
Springfield’s casino is built in Season 5, episode 10:
The amount of syncs going on in that episode are through the roof; again, check out The Missing Sync (Part 5).
What I decided to do today was look into any possible connection between Alec Baldwin and The Simpsons.
It turns out he made a cameo appearance in Season 10, episode 5, ‘When You Dish Upon a Star’.
Read that again: Season 10, episode 5 — not to be confused with Season 5, episode 10 (Springfield casino).
In Baldwin’s appearance on The Simpsons, Homer befriends Baldwin after accidentally falling through his roof.
They later have a falling out, and Alec and his friends chase Homer down as he tries to escape in a van:
The joke here apparently being that Alec is afraid to do his own stunts, and surprised when he successfully performs one.
Although, even when he does indeed complete the stunt, it still ultimately fails, and he almost falls to his death.
Meanwhile, Alec’s failure to stop Homer leads Ron Howard to perform a stunt of his own, which ends in Ron’s apparent death.
Do you see what I see here?
Alec Baldwin’s failed stunt leads to somebody else’s apparent death.
In Season 10, episode 5 (not the corona sync-sational Season 5, episode 10).
Art imitating life? Or life imitating art?
Recall that in S5E10, the casino episode, Sigfried and Roy are attacked by their tigers.
That episode aired many years before Roy was supposedly attacked by his tigers ‘in real life’.
(This is also covered in The Missing Sync, Part 5)
Again, art imitating life, or life imitating life?
Where does one end and the other begin?
More on those questions in a moment.
A final thing I want to note here, as time is running out.
The Alec Baldwin appearance on the Simpsons, S10E5, aired on November 8, 1998.
‘Crown Vic’, Souza’s only feature film prior to ‘Rust’, premiered on November 8, 2019.
November 8 may be read as 8×11 or 88.
88 has long been an important number for sync-interested people like myself.
I wrote three pieces about ‘Paying for Truth’, all published on August 8, for the 88 connection.
8-8-2017: ‘Pay For Truth?‘
8-8-2018: ‘Pay For Truth: Revisited‘
8-8-2019: ‘Pay For Truth Revisited Again‘
The woman allegedly shot on the ‘Rust’ film set was named Halyna Hutchins, or 88.
I know that a lot of the sync stuff may be seen as ‘cherry-picking’, especially when it comes to the numbers.
But 88 has been significant to me, especially from a sync perspective, for as long as I’ve been exploring the topic.
Those ‘Pay for Truth’ pieces are worth checking out if you are new to the site, or still trying to get your head around sync.
They are also worth taking a look at if you’d like to see the progression of this site, and my thinking on the merits of the so-called ‘paywall’.
I never claimed to be selling truth.
I’m not even sure if I ever claimed to have the truth to sell in the first place.
What I do claim is that this site today is the best single place for sync discussion and analysis.
Perhaps in the comments section below, we’ll see more evidence of that.
I had a lot more I wanted to write today about sync and what it ‘means’, but time has gotten away from me.
It will have to wait for another day.
Huge thanks to all of you for your ongoing support of this site.
Without you, posts like the one you just read simply would not be written, at least not by me.
One final thing: Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958.
April 3? My goodness gracious me.
See Monkey Synchronicity if April 3 presently means nothing to you.
In particular, the two videos embedded within:
What Does Coincidence Mean to You
9/11 in Sync: Introduction
It is early morning, a few hours after I published this piece.
Huge thanks for the lovely comments so far.
I decided to sit down and watch S10 E5 of The Simpsons, featuring special guest Alec Baldwin.
Here’s something I noticed:
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Post #111. 2,000 words. Written and published 25-Oct-2021. Members only. Slight copy-editing on 27-Oct. Made available to public on 31-Oct-2021.