" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

January 24, 2018

For Whom the Kristen Bell Tolls?

Kristen Bell became the first ever host of the SAG Awards this year in a watershed moment it would seem going on her opening speech for the night.
Screen Actors Guild awards: The big winners and why the awards were a little different this year
I just couldn't help detecting an underwater/Siren/mermaid theme on the night considering Kristen appeared to be in front of an empty fish-tank with bubbles blowing up to the surface behind her.  
Kristen kind of reminds me of Elizabeth Fraser
with those eyes in this shot
When Kristen Bell calls herself a narcissus instead of an actor in her opening intro to the SAGs it got me to thinking of something I remembered reading in a Chris Knowles's post at his 'The Secret Sun' blog in a post titled -
"I Always Felt There was a Prophecy of Death in That Song."
"The details of the ancient Narcissus and Echo myth are eerily (there's that word again) consonant with the details of the modern Fraser/Buckley myth:
One day Narcissus was walking in the woods when Echo, an Oread (mountain nymph) saw him, fell deeply in love, and followed him.

Narcissus sensed he was being followed and shouted "Who's there?".
Echo repeated "Who's there?"
She eventually revealed her identity and attempted to embrace him.
He stepped away and told her to leave him alone.
She was heartbroken and spent the rest of her life in lonely glens until nothing but an echo sound remained of her.
Echo was once celebrated as a great singer as well, eventually arousing the jealousy of the great god Pan.
The tale of Daphnis and Chloe is a 2nd-century romance by Greek author Longus...According to Daphnis, Echo was raised among the Nymphæ because her mother was a nymph.
Her father, however, was merely a man and hence Echo was not herself a nymph but mortal.
Echo spent her days dancing with the Nymphæ and singing with the Muses who taught her all manner of musical instruments."
Is the Siren Song an Archetypal Swan Song for Our Times Telling Us That We Have Buckley's Chance?
Kristen Bell as Leigh
Kristen Bell as Nurse Laurie
Kristen Bell's acting resume at her IMDB site is quite achetypically eerie when it comes to a lot of themes bubbling up to the surface from the "collective unconscious", I think.
Bell as Jeannie Van Der Hooven
Kristen Bell as Angela's Friend #1
Kristen Bell as Friend in New York #1
Bell is also known for playing Veronica MARS (a show I have never watched) and I noticed this year that the Oscars are being held in March (Named after the god of war, Mars).
The last time they were held in March was for the 86th Academy Awards hosted by Ellen.
On the subject of 86, I see that the star of another movie Kristen cameo-ed as herself in got 86ed from this year's Oscars after winning a Golden Globe.
Oscars snub: James Franco shut out of nominations after sexual misconduct allegations
"He won a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award earlier this month, but James Franco has been snubbed by the Oscars after being accused of “sexually exploitative behaviour” by five women."
Kristen Bell as Kristen Bell
I kind of thought James had Buckley's Chance of winning the "Best Actor" award, but I didn't see him getting 86'd altogether from the Oscars.
 I guess James was swimming too close to the Siren in more ways than one?-)
Kristen Bell as "Hex
"Based on Edwin Abott's book "Flatland", this is an animated film about geometric characters living in a two-dimensional world.
When a young girl named "Hex" decides to "think outside the box" (in a world where such thought is forbidden), her life becomes in danger and it is up to her grandfather to save her life."
Kristen Bell as "Hex
Record Executive's Daughter
But if I thought the SAG Awards were interesting on a Jungian....maybe even a Freudian ... level, I can't wait to see what will swim to the surface of the pop-cultural world come Oscar night in March.
My tip on the "Best Actress" award is Saoirse Una Ronan for her role in 'Lady Bird'.
Sorry Margot, but the Siren is strong with this one;-)
Kristen Bell as Sara
And another reason Kristen seemed a good choice for the SAG Awards host was that they took place in January, and we all know there is some serious moonlight this month being book-ended with Super-moons:-)
Louisville company sends SAG Awards host Kristen Bell a special message
"A Louisville company has a connection with Kristen Bell, the host of this week's Screen Actors Guild Awards program.
The connection goes back to September, as Hurricane Irma was approaching Florida.

Louisville-based Atria Senior Living Inc. relocated more than 600 residents (and 50 pets) from communities across Florida to the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Resort.
The company has a sheltering agreement with the resort.
Kristen Bell also was at the resort, and she spent time with the Atria residents and struck up friendships during the storm.
So, for this week's SAG Awards, Atria arranged for a video to be produced for Bell, featuring some of those residents and others from the Atria Stonybrook facility in Louisville.
The video was shown to her as she was preparing for the awards, according to Katina Whitlock, public relations manager for Atria, and E News recorded her reaction.
You can see the video here."
The life of a movie-star lifeguard can be tough alright;-)
A Birthday on the Super Blue/Blood Moon, a Halftime Show at the Superbowl and #TimesUp?
"Aint no big thing
To wait for the
bell to ring
Aint no big thing
The toll of the
Aggravated - spare for days
I troll downtown the red light place
Jump up bubble up - what's in store...

UPDATE: 25th January, 2018
Eerily after writing this post about Kristen Bell's SAG Awards opening speech where Bell talks about students eating canned tuna in Korea Town, I see this tragic news story about a Korean tourist who drowned at a Queensland waterfall.

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating post, Daz! And the january 31 super moon is also a lunar eclipse.