by Rob Ager

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This section is dedicated to films that have especially well-written scripts and which use
complex and advanced psychology to communicate hidden narratives. If you would like to submit
a request for a particular film to be reviewed feel free to contact me., but check the
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of the site first as several popular requests are already listed there.

These reviews are occasionally updated to include additional information, researched
either by myself or brought to my attention through visitor feedback. Where
applicable, the dates of the last updates will appear at the start of the text.

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The films

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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Original 2007 analysis video 25 min video Purchase only

The Power Drug 22 chapter article Website

The Ludovico Lie 25 min video Youtube

A Clockwork Orange and the Survival of Nazi Pathology 39 min video Youtube

Good Loving Parents 11 min video Youtube

Three more Clockwork Orange videos are Purchase only

A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 7 min video. Youtube
Full length analysis will be available soon.

ALIEN 38 min video Purchase only

ALIENS 17 min video Purchase only

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON 46 min video Purchase only

THE BIG LEBOWSKI 33 min video Purchase only

THE BIRDS18 min video Youtube

BLADE RUNNER 23 min video + extended 17 page PDF article Purchase only

CAPE FEAR (Scorsese version) 18 min video Purchase only

DEMON FOR DETAIL Youtube
My most recent youtube channel featuring very short film analysis videos.

DR STRANGELOVE 11 chapter article Website

ELEPHANT AND THE VIDEO GAMES CONTROVERSY 40 min video Youtube

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Luke vs Vader scenes 20 min video Youtube (New!!! Jan 2014)

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 42 min video Purchase only

THE EXORCIST 21 min video Purchase only

EYES WIDE SHUT

Unseen Reflections 25 min video Purchase only

Red cloak Unmasked 7 min video Youtube

Eyes Wide Shut and the Bohemian Grove 10 min video Youtube

Behind the Charade 47 min video Purchase only

FLASH GORDON'S flash frame subliminals 8 min video Purchase only

FORGOTTEN CLASSICS Website

FRENZY "analysis of murder scene" 20 min video Purchase only

FULL METAL JACKET 55 min video Purchase only

Funniest Movie Psychos (satirical film analysis series)

HALLOWEEN 24 min video Youtube

HELLRAISER "Secrets of the box" 5 min video Youtube

HELLRAISER Full analysis - 47 min video Purchase only

HIDDEN CINEMA: A Journey in the Art of Subliminal Communication and Message Encoding Youtube version 2 hrs. Extended Purchase only 4 hour version also available - see store page

HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER 41 min video Purchase only

INCEPTION "How it could have been better" 26 min video Youtube (New!!! March 2014)

MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR 18 min video Purchase only

THE MATRIX 16 min video Purchase only

MULHOLLAND DRIVE 52 min video Purchase only

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN Full PDF article 35 pages Purchase only

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN "Was Anton Chigurh a supernatural character?" 10 min video Youtube

PSYCHO 17 min video Purchase only

PULP FICTION analysis of gold watch story - 15 min video Youtube

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 30 min video Youtube

RADIO SUBCITY GLASGOW GUEST APPEANCE Website
An in depth discussion with host Dave Gillies on the subject of classic movie music. To download full two hour show in MP3 format (106 mb) CLICK HERE

RESERVOIR DOGS "Significance of the deleted scenes" 14 min video Youtube

RESERVOIR DOGS Full analysis - 40 min video Purchase only

ROOM 237 "Rob Ager's take on the Room 237 controversy" article Website

SEX AND POWER in the films of STANLEY KUBRICK 13 min video Purchase only

THE SHINING

Mazes, mirrors, deception and denial 21 chapter article Website

Original 2007 analysis video 27 min video Purchase only

Spatial anomalies in the Overlook Hotel 21 min video Youtube

Kubrick's Gold Story 72 min video Purchase only

Mystery of the twins 15 min video Purchase only

Something in the river of blood 8 min video Youtube

Moving furniture 25 min video Purchase only

End photo mystery solved? 5 min video Purchase only

Jack Torrance the abusive Father 1hr 43 min video Purchase only

PDF articles Total 127 pages Purchase only
Voices from the set
Revelations from the archives
Reports on the deleted ending
The memory maze
Painting props identified
Additional factoids and observations

STARSHIP TROOPERS "The war on bugs" - 43 min video Youtube. Extended 72 min version is Purchase only

STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE "Vger's Mistake" 10 min video Youtube

TAXI DRIVER 54 min video + extended 24 page PDF article Purchase only

THE THING (John Carpenter version)

Analysis of The Thing 18 min video Purchase only

Was Childs infected? 18 min video Youtube

Fan synopsis for a sequel 28 min video Youtube

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Kubrick and beyond the cinema frame 14 chapter analysis Website

Meaning of the monolith revealed 27 min video Youtube 47 min extended version is Purchase only

The eye of enlightenment 9 min video Purchase only

Ending interpretation Purchase only

Kubrick's cover story 24 min video Purchase only

Kubrick's crazy continuity errors 29 min video Purchase only

HAL = IBM 8 min video Youtube

Magritte's influence 5 min video Youtube (NEW!!! Feb 2014)

Analysis of concept paintings 47 min video Purchase only (NEW!!! March 2014)

THE WARRIORS 48 min video Youtube

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More film analysis currently on my 'to do' list (in no particular order - they'll probably take years to complete):

A.I. (currently in writing)
Barry Lyndon
Barton Fink
Blue Velvet
Eraserhead
Fight Club
Lolita: book and film combined analysis
Lost Highway
Matrix
(expanded analysis)
1984: book and film combined analysis
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Platoon vs Full Metal Jacket
Poltergeist
Rango
Robocop
Silence of the Lambs
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
There Will Be Blood
Total Recall
Videodrome
Star Wars original trilogy
WALL E

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