And I'm not one of those guys that think some big Illuminati type group control Hollywood,
I know enough people in the industry to know this line of thinking is complete BS, but I do believe that we are ALL connected to a collective unconscious like Jung talks about...even those nut-bag Christian Fundamentalists can't get away from a collective unconscious mind, because every living thing is contained in it.
That aside, looking at Cory Monteith's film career and life, there does seem to be some interesting threads running through it.
I'm just checking Cory Monteith's IMDB page and going through his films at IMDB and noticed his IMDB link number is
171 (93) (42)
It's a sync-head goldmine.
On the subject of Connect 4, I thought it was interesting sync wise that the phone number for the Pacific Rim hotel where Corey died was
For Reservations call 0011 800 0441 1414
(also known as Captain's Mistress, Four Up, Plot Four, Find Four, Fourplay, Four in a Row and Four in a Line)
is a two-player game in which the players first choose a color and then take turns dropping colored discs from the top into a seven-column, six-row vertically suspended grid.
The pieces fall straight down, occupying the next available space within the column.
The object of the game is to connect four of one's own discs of the same color next to each other vertically, horizontally, or diagonally before your opponent.
There are many variations on the board size,
the most commonly used being 7x6 (7x6=42),
followed by 8×7, 9×7 and 10×7.
The game was first sold under the famous Connect Four trademark by
Milton Bradley in February 1974. "
The game was solved mathematically
by James D. Allen (October 1, 1988),
and independently by Victor Allis (October 16, 1988).
With perfect play, the first player can force a win by starting in the middle column.
By starting in the two adjacent columns, the first player allows the second player to reach a draw; by starting with the four outer columns, the first player allows the second player to force a win."
October 1st 1988? Donnie Darko anyone?
"On October 2, 1988, Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal), a troubled teenager living in Middlesex, Virginia, is awakened and led outside by a figure in a monstrous rabbit costume, who introduces himself as "Frank" and tells him the world will end in 28 days."Donnie Darcow? Apocalypse Cow?
"Broadcaster and writer Stuart Maconie—while working at the NME—started a rumour that Connect 4 was invented by David Bowie, which became an urban myth
Hasbro also produce various sizes of Giant Connect Four, suitable for outdoor use. The largest is built from weather-resistant wood, and measures 120 cm in both width and height."
Anyway, getting back to Corey's acting career, his first role according to IMDB was on the TV show Stargate Atlantis in the episode titled The Storm.
"Two hurricanes are approaching Atlantis and an evacuation is necessary.
The leader of the planet taking them in tells the Genii about the situation."
Corey plays Genii Private in that show.
|A hurricane hit China the weekend Corey passed over, by the way.|
His next acting role was as Douglas Waylan Hart in a
Canadian TV movie called Killer Bash.
He then played Marcel Le Ruein a TV series called Young Blades
"Innocent country brothers Marcel Le Rue and surviving firstborn Georges Le Rue, mistaken for the target
(waitress Celeste's husband and the actual target),
are left for dead by men in musketeer uniforms.
The cardinal's men search in vain for a letter, as Siroc's spying invention
(the rope-telephone) helps the friends hear their captain Bernard discuss in a café.
Captain Duvall somehow knew the late mother Pauline Le Rue but won't give details, except to the queen, who despised the
George and Céleste attempt to exact their own revenge but bump into the real musketeers, and team up for the cause of justice both seek.
The cardinal wants the letter and George alive, at all cost.
The musketeers work out the De la Rue family was tax exempt and received a royal allowance till the mothers death.
George may be Louis XIII's illegitimate son and potential heir to the throne if Luis XIV dies childless.
With such high(born) stakes, the hardball starts"
He then played Gary in the TV show Supernatural,
a show titled Wendigo.
"Following their father's coordinates, Sam and Dean end up at Blackwater Ridge where a group of campers are missing.
Looking into previous disappearances, Sam and Dean find they are dealing with a Wendigo who now threatens the lives of one of the missing campers sister, who is out searching for him with the assistance of the brothers.
The book Tommy is reading in the beginning is:
"The Hero with a Thousand Faces"
by Joseph Campbell. In this book Campbell's unique perspectives examine the world's complex and interwoven mythology, folklore and religion, providing an understanding of the essence and genesis of humanness.
One of the candles on Jessica's grave has "Virgen de Guadalupe" on it.
This is based on an apparition of a brown-skinned Virgin Mary who appeared to future saint Juan Diego in 1531 and spoke in Nahuatl, the local language.
She is also sometimes believed to be The Woman of the Apocalypse.
That might be appropriate considering Sam's family background."
Then he plays a frat cowboy in the TV show Smallville
in the episode titled Thirst.
Then Windsurfer Bob in the episode Forget Me Not
in the TV show Killer Instinct.
Then Paul Zuckerman in the movie Bloody Mary.
Then he played Kahill in Final Destination 3"In this third installment of the Final Destination series, a student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from death itself which seeks out those who escaped their fate.
Near the end when on the light rail, the train number is 081.
When reflected in the mirror as 180 it is the flight number in
Ian's last name, the high school's name and the town's name of McKinley, refer to President William McKinley, who was assassinated.
References to presidential assassinations include the name of the town and high school (McKinley), and the names of the subway stations in the final scene (Booth, Oswald).
Looking at the map, you can also see Ruby Drive, 63rd and Hidell stations.
Oswald used the name
"Alek J. Hidell" and was killed by Jack Ruby."
" The cast members on the roller-coaster had to ride the coaster 26 times on the same night in order to shoot the film's main premonition scene. "
|Tony Todd is the Candyman.|
He also provides the speaker's voice saying,
"This is the end of the line" in the subway towards the end of the movie. "
" Much of the on-ride footage was filmed on the "Corkscrew" at Playland, part of the Pacific National Exhibition
in Vancouver, Canada.
The actual ride has an initial drop of 65ft and turns back around on itself before entering the double corkscrew, whilst the drop in the movie is 200ft, followed by a double corkscrew."
Corey then played Lip Ring in the TV show Whistler
in an episode called The Burden of the Truth.
The TV show is about
" Local snowboarding legend Beck McKaye returns home from the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics with a gold medal, only to be later found dead."
He was then cast in an episode of Stargate.
Next he played Michael in a TV movie called
"Young Ray (Kyle Morven Tejpar) seen reading a book
"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne.
The book was influenced by Tennyson's poem the "The Kraken""
Then he was in Deck the Halls with the Penguin himself,
He then plays Aaron Scatesin Hybrid
" It's an experiment in human behavior.
It's an exploration of the most natural of animal impulses.
It's something new under the moon.
And it bites.
When security dispatcher Aaron Scates is blinded in an explosion, he's put in the care of Dr. Andrea Hewlitt, famous in her field for spearheading extraordinary-though controversial-medical breakthroughs.
Her newest is cross-species organ transplants, and Aaron is her first human subject.
When a severely wounded wolf is brought to Dr. Hewlitt's office by museum curator Lydia Armstrong, Dr. Hewlitt leaps on the opportunity and successfully transplants the wolf's eyes to Aaron-despite Lydia's objections.
Aaron, however, is thrilled.
Not only can he see again, he can see in the dark.
He also has an unusually acute sense of hearing, and tears into a raw steak like never before. Unfortunately, he also tends growl, and to target people as prey.
Lydia knows why.
Knowing Aaron is in danger-to himself and to others -Lydia confesses that she too is a cross-breed but has learned to channel her feral instincts into a source of strength, not violence, with the help of her shaman friend, Claude Robertson.
After Lydia and Aaron explore their other animal instincts in the privacy of Lydia's lair, she takes him to Claude's for a rite-of-passage to integrate the young man's spirit with that of a wolf.
But Dr. Hewitt's colleagues, who have seen Aaron's wilder side, are determined to hunt the beast down and destroy him.
What they don't know is that Aaron has more on his side than a shaman and an empathetic girlfriend.
He's made some new friends at the zoo.
They travel in packs.
And they don't need a full moon to commune.
Like Wolfen, The Howling, and An American Werewolf in London before it, Hybrid delivers a snarlingly sharp twist on the werewolf genre for an all new generation of animal lovers."
Then a Scooter Guy in White Noise:The Light.
"Following the loss of his family, a man attempts suicide only to discover upon waking that he can identify people who are about to die."
See my White Noise post from a few days ago -White Noise Syncs
Then he was in a 10 minute short called Gone.
Which is odd, because in his next film he plays
" The shirt that Nick is wearing at the end of the movie bears a crow on the chest.
In some Native American legends
(and the graphic novel by James O'Barr bearing the name)
the crow could carry a person's soul back from the land of the dead.
A subplot was removed involving drug smugglers.
It was feared this would give it an R-rating and wasn't necessary to the plot."
Then he plays a Teenage Boy in a movie called Whisper.
Then he was in the TV show Kyle XY.
Then Ian Finley (Finn-ley?) in an episode named Life Source
in the TV show Flash Gordon.
Then he plays a charter named Gunnar in a show galled Kaya.
"Kaya" (10 episodes )
- Pilot (22 October 2007) - Gunnar
- Walk This Way (29 October 2007) - Gunnar
- Smells Like Teen Spirit (5 November 2007) - Gunnar
- All Shook Up (12 November 2007) - Gunnar
- You Can't Always Get What You Want (19 November 2007) - Gunnar
- Every Breath You Take (1 December 2007) - Gunnar
- Sympathy for the Devil (1 December 2007) - Gunnar
- While My Guitar Gently Weeps (8 December 2007) - Gunnar
- With or Without You (8 December 2007) - Gunnar
- Go Your Own Way (15 December 2007) - Gunnar
Then James in a TV episode of Fear Itself
called New Year's Day.
" Helen wakes up early New Years morning to discover a major disaster has happened.
She is hung over and does not really remember the events of the night before.
She soon finds out that most of the population has become zombies.
As she tries to find her way to her boyfriend's house, encountering zombies along the way, she gradually pieces the events of the night before."
- Rehab (2009) TV episode, Played by Cory Monteith
- The Star (2009) TV episode, Played by Cory Monteith
- Rehab (2009) TV episode, Played by Cory Monteith
- The Star (2009) TV episode, Played by Cory Monteith
His big break came of course landing the role of
Finn Hudson in the TV show Glee.
" The scene where Rachel reprimands Finn for deciding to quit Glee because his friends tease him originally ended with her slapping him.
In her audition, Lea Michele
(Corey's real life girlfriend)
reached across the table without any hesitation and slapped one of the casting directors, who was reading Finn for her.
When the other casting directors erupted with laughter, Michele sternly told them
"This isn't comedy - that was my sad face!
Now, I'm going to do it again and you're all going to cry." "
Corey also voices Flynn in The Simpsons
episode Elementary School Musical.
" When Krusty the Clown is announced as the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Homer invites Bart to accompany him on a trip to Oslo for the ceremony.
Sensing that Lisa would feel left out, Marge surprises her with a week-long retreat at performing arts camp, where she where she is greeted by her artsy counselors and fellow musically inclined campers, who inspire her to embrace her creative side.
After she returns to Springfield, Lisa becomes restless with her ho-hum suburban lifestyle and sneaks off to Sprooklyn in hopes of connecting with her inner hipster, but she soon realizes that the city is not the same as camp."
Owen in Monte Carlo.
"Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress.
Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts were originally the stars of the movie, but the producers wanted to shoot the movie with a younger cast.
The production spent four days filming in Paris and two weeks filming in Monaco.
The rest of the filming took place in Hungary with Budapest
doubling for Paris and Monte Carlo.
Raleigh Studios Budapest was used to substitute for Monte Carlo's Hotel de Paris for the filming.
It's not very usual, but 'Meg' seems to be a nickname derived from the middle name of the character.
Her full name, seen in the passport at arrival to France, is Mary Margaret Kelly.
The first name of Selena Gomez's character is Grace and the last name of Leighton Meester's character is Kelly.
Grace Kelly was an American actress who became Princess consort of Monaco.
Monte Carlo is located in Monaco"
Corey plays James Ascher in a movie that is in post production
called All the Wrong Reasons,
which I guess will now be a hit for all the wrong reasons as well.
" All the Wrong Reasons is an ensemble film about four co-workers at a big box department store.
Since witnessing a tragic family event, Kate has kept herself as isolated as physically possible, even at work.
Her husband James, the store's ambitious manager, does his best to force Kate out of her shell but Kate wants her world to remain exactly as it is.
Missing intimacy, James becomes close with Nicole, a cashier who is holding onto what's left of her youth while juggling single motherhood.
When a new temp employee is hired, his presence shakes up the whole store, for all the wrong reasons."
As well as the film McCanick, which was Cory Monteith's final film before his sudden passing in July 2013.
His girl friend Lea Michele plays Elsie in the movie New Year's Eve .
"The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.
So has Anne Hathaway, who appeared in _Valentine's Day_(2010).
Lea Michele portrays one of Jon Bon Jovi's back-up singers in this movie, and in fact she unintentionally almost hit him with a car once while she was reversing on Robertson Boulevard in 2010."
Lea Michele has the vocal range of a soprano. She made her Broadway debut in 1995, as a replacement in the role of Young Cosette in Les Misérables
She portrayed Eponine in the Hollywood Bowl's Les Misérables concert in August 2008