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
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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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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

The Power Drug 22 chapter article

The Ludovico Lie 25 min video

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

Good Loving Parents 11 min video

Original 2007 analysis video 25 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 1)

Three more Clockwork Orange videos are Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 4)

A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

(New!!! July 2014) The significance of Teddy 11 min video

(New!!! July 2014) David's Oedipus Complex 21 min video

(New!!! June 2014) Full PDF article 147 pages / 23 chapters Purchase only (standalone item)
A short promo video can be viewed here

(New!!! July 2014) Corporate wastelands 28 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 7)

(New!!! July 2014) Moon on the Rise 8 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 7)

(New!!! July 2014) Climate Strange 5 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 7)

ALIEN 38 min video Purchase only (Rob Ager films vol 5)

ALIENS 17 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 4)

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON 46 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 6)

THE BIG LEBOWSKI 33 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 3)

Hitchcock's THE BIRDS18 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 2)

BLADE RUNNER 23 min video + extended 17 page PDF articlePurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 3)

CAPE FEAR (Scorsese version) 18 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 1)

CREEPSHOW (cockroach story) 5 min video

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

DR STRANGELOVE

The Essence of War 11 chapter article

Games and gambling 3 min video

Herman Kahn and the Rand Corporation 3 min video

ELEPHANT AND THE VIDEO GAMES CONTROVERSY 40 min video Purchase only (DVD set not yet released)

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK "Luke vs Vader scenes" 20 min video

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 42 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 6)

THE EXORCIST 21 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 2)

EYES WIDE SHUT

Unseen Reflections 25 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 1)

Behind the Charade 47 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 5)

Red cloak Unmasked 7 min video

Eyes Wide Shut and the Bohemian Grove 10 min video

FLASH GORDON'S flash frame subliminals 8 min video

FORGOTTEN CLASSICS

FRENZY "analysis of murder scene" 20 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 4)

FULL METAL JACKET "prostitution and rape themes" 9 min video

FULL METAL JACKET full 55 min analysis video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 2)

Funniest Movie Psychos (satirical film analysis series)

HALLOWEEN 24 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 2)

HELLRAISER "Secrets of the box" 5 min video

HELLRAISER Full analysis - 47 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 4)

HIDDEN CINEMA: A Journey in the Art of Subliminal Communication and Message Encoding 4 hr video Purchase only (standalone item)

HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER 41 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 6)

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

MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR 18 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 2)

THE MATRIX 16 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 1)

MULHOLLAND DRIVE 52 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 4)

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN Full PDF article 35 pages Purchase only (Rob Ager films vol 6)

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

THE PRODIGY "More than meets the ear" 50 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 4)

THE PRODIGY "Girls video - Iraq War message"

PSYCHO 17 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 1)

PULP FICTION analysis of gold watch story - 15 min video

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 30 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 5)

RADIO SUBCITY GLASGOW GUEST APPEANCE
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

RESERVOIR DOGS Full analysis - 40 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 5)

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

SEX AND POWER in the films of STANLEY KUBRICK 13 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 3)

THE SHINING

Mazes, mirrors, deception and denial 21 chapter article

Something in the river of blood 8 min video

Telekinesis themes 25 min video

Room 237 subliminal door 3 min video

Spatial anomalies in the Overlook Hotel 21 min video

Original 2007 analysis video 27 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 1)

Kubrick's Gold Story 72 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 3)

Mystery of the twins 15 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 6)

End photo mystery solved? 5 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 6)

Jack Torrance the abusive Father 1hr 43 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 6)

PDF articles Total 127 pages Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 6)
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 (Rob Ager films vol 5)

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

TAXI DRIVER 54 min video + extended 24 page PDF article Purchase only (Rob Ager films vol 3)

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE "Animal rights themes" 3 min video

THEY LIVE "a self-fulfilling metaphor" 3 min video

THE THING (John Carpenter version)

Analysis of The Thing 18 min videoPurchase only (Rob Ager films vol 1)

Was Childs infected? 18 min video

Fan synopsis for a sequel 28 min video

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Kubrick and beyond the cinema frame 14 chapter analysis

HAL = IBM 8 min video

Magritte's influence 5 min video

Meaning of the monolith revealed 47 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 2)

The eye of enlightenment 9 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 4)

Ending interpretation Purchase only (DVD set not yet released)

Kubrick's cover story 24 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 4)

Kubrick's crazy continuity errors 29 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 5)

 

(NEW!!! March 2014) Analysis of concept paintings 47 min video Purchase only (Kubrick Decoded vol 7)

THE WARRIORS 48 min video Purchase only (DVD set not yet released)

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

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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