"Ferris" September 16, 2012 8:09 AM   Subscribe

Cool Papa Bell's Ferris Bueller/Fight Club theory has been turned into a poster.

It's part of a "fan theories" movie poster set.
posted by griphus to MetaFilter-Related at 8:09 AM (40 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

(Previously)
posted by griphus at 8:11 AM on September 16, 2012


It's not a Monet painting, though, it's Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:22 AM on September 16, 2012 [8 favorites]


I find it interesting that the page mention MetaTalk, but doesn't include a link.
posted by dotgirl at 8:33 AM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


( begins scripting Sunday In The Park With Cameron)
posted by The Whelk at 8:47 AM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Shining is a thinly veiled admission that Stanley Kubrick faked the Apollo 11 moon landing.

wat.

(Great site!)
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:48 AM on September 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


I never liked CPB's theory, as there isn't much proof of it in the movie while it completely undermines the film for little benefit to the story, IMO. Loved Fight Club though.

That said, I hope CPB is getting a cut of any sales of that poster.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:09 AM on September 16, 2012




Oh man this Shining = Apollo 11 Fake Launch video is the best kind of nonsense.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:36 AM on September 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


CPB has tried to convince us before that it's not his theory, but that idea never takes.
posted by donnagirl at 9:41 AM on September 16, 2012 [6 favorites]


Didn't Cool Papa Bell admit somewhere that this theory was one that'd been floating around for a while before he brought it up on Mefi - in other words, it's not his theory?
posted by item at 9:41 AM on September 16, 2012


...and there we go, with donnagirl for the jinx.
posted by item at 9:42 AM on September 16, 2012


You owe me a Coke.
posted by donnagirl at 9:42 AM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sorry all out of coke. I'll just give you a pepsi, you'll never know the difference.

Hey everyone you heard it here first: Can't Buy Me Love is a thinly veiled retelling of the JFK assassination conspiracy!!!
posted by item at 9:47 AM on September 16, 2012


I just figured out that the Shining theory works great if you substitute the making of 2001 for the "fake moon landing". All the rocket imagery and America symbols are a signal that Jack's dissolution and madness mirror the torture of Kubrick making that huge film for a big uncaring studio, and by proxy is about the pressure of anyone laboring on an artistic endeavor in isolation for a judgmental audience.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:48 AM on September 16, 2012


And my favorite of these theories is the one that says that Cordelia and the fool in King Lear are played by the same person because the Fool is either a stand-in for her, some sort of spiritual doppleganger, or literally just Cordelia pretending to be the Fool to be close to her Dad. Actually, finding these links has inspired me to make a post out this--it might be the original Epileptic Trees theory.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:08 AM on September 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh man this Shining = Apollo 11 Fake Launch video is the best kind of nonsense.

That right there is a thing of sad beauty.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:18 AM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I too love the Cordelia=Fool theory (in the production of it I was in, I convinced the director to go that route. It just makes the play so much better IMO.)
posted by Navelgazer at 10:34 AM on September 16, 2012


FPP on 'The Shining' = 'faked moon landing'
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:18 AM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mulholland Drive is really just Dances With Wolves set in LA. Heard it here first!
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 1:07 PM on September 16, 2012


Cameron's face in than poster suggests that Bueller is a hallucination brought on by traumatic brain damage.
posted by Bookhouse at 1:37 PM on September 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


It's not a very appealing poster, aesthetically speaking...
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 2:05 PM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Great theory, does CPB get free doughnuts now?
posted by arcticseal at 2:30 PM on September 16, 2012


Soylent Green is basically just Ordinary People.
posted by knile at 3:46 PM on September 16, 2012 [5 favorites]


It's not a Monet painting, though, it's Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.

My pet theory is that Mister Poster Designer is a closet Clueless fan:
Tai: Do you think she's pretty?
Cher: No, she's a full-on Monet.
Tai: What's a monet?
Cher: It's like a painting, see? From far away, it's OK, but up close, it's a big old mess. Let's ask a guy. Christian, what do you think of Amber?
Christian: Hagsville.
Cher: See?
posted by Chichibio at 4:08 PM on September 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


Didn't Cool Papa Bell admit somewhere that this theory was one that'd been floating around for a while before he brought it up on Mefi - in other words, it's not his theory?

The text next to the poster implies that it's not his own theory, but that CPB is sharing his "favorite thought piece" about it.

Be that as it may, I'll always remember where I first heard it!
posted by SpacemanStix at 7:09 PM on September 16, 2012


Sorry all out of coke. I'll just give you a pepsi, you'll never know the difference.

Blasphemy!
posted by patheral at 7:14 PM on September 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


Pepsi is sweeter and lacks the odd nutmegy undertones.
posted by The Whelk at 9:39 PM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yes, you've accurately described why Coke is superior.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:45 PM on September 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


They taste the same when you're drowning cheap rum.

Besides Cherry Coke rules them all.
posted by The Whelk at 9:46 PM on September 16, 2012


Actually, I vastly prefer Pepsi EXCEPT when mixing them with alcohol. I've never enjoyed a Pepsi cocktail of any sort. When drinking to get buzzed, Jack and Coke is my go to, but Jack and Pepsi is an abomination.

(I've never enjoyed a cocktail that had cheap rum in it either. That's not to say I haven't drunk a few of them.)

But yes, Cherry Coke is the best HFCS-containing beverage there is -- by leaps and bounds.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:36 AM on September 17, 2012


I wonder if any of these fan theories crossed the mind of the writer during the extensive writing process. Does anyone happen to know if John Hughes ever commented on the Fight Club theory before he died?
posted by The Girl Who Ate Boston at 10:26 AM on September 17, 2012


What is wrong with you people? Cherry Coke?
posted by Mister_A at 10:29 AM on September 17, 2012


Right? Cherry Vanilla Doctor Pepper is the way to go.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:53 AM on September 17, 2012


By the time I've finished sorting out all the adjectives half the can is gone.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:10 AM on September 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sorry about that, will drink the whole can next time.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:44 AM on September 17, 2012


SOFT DRINK FLAME OUT COMMENCES NOW

*************

END SOFT DRINK FLAMEOUT
posted by Mister_A at 12:32 PM on September 17, 2012


Sorry y'all Diet Coke is the only soda I drink... and Diet Pepsi is not the same. That's like saying decaffeinated coffee is the same as full strength <>>.
posted by patheral at 1:37 PM on September 17, 2012


Firefly is a remake of Gilligan's Island.
posted by crossoverman at 7:44 PM on September 17, 2012


Let's sit right back and hear a tale, a tale of a fateful ship
posted by The Whelk at 10:03 PM on September 17, 2012


No not cherry coke, a Roy Roger (coke with grenadine)
posted by amapolaroja at 9:44 PM on September 18, 2012


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