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'Dark Side of the Moon' Pokes Fun at Kubrick Conspiracy Theorists

30 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Last week, we celebrated both the 45-year anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, and what would have been the 86th birthday of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. While those things might seem completely unrelated to most of us, conspiracy theorists have seen a link for years, claiming we never actually landed on the moon and that the government hired Kubrick to film the fake moon landing here on Earth. While French filmmaker William Karel is not a moon-landing denier, he’s not above having a little fun with the idea of Kubrick being the visual genius who duped the entire world into believing that we actually walked on the surface of that floating white orb in the sky. Karel’s Dark Side of the Moon is a 2002 parody that posits that Kubrick did indeed film the fake moon...

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6 conspiracy theories that inspired sci-fi and horror movies

10 February 2014 10:14 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ryan Lambie 12 Feb 2014 - 06:36

From faked lunar landings to invisible WWII warships, here are six conspiracy theories and the genre films they inspired...

"Fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face," Sterling Hayden's General Jack D Ripper coldly announces in Stanley Kubrick's breathtakingly funny satire, Dr Strangelove.

Ripper's conspiracy theory, that the commies are secretly trying to compromise our "precious bodily fluids", becomes his harebrained reason for unleashing a missile strike on the Ussr. And just as Ripper was inspired by this strange notion to trigger a nuclear apocalypse, so filmmakers have been inspired by conspiracy theories to make all kinds of science fiction and horror movies - some funny, some tense and absorbing, others terrifying.

Here, then, is a selection of six real-world conspiracy theories and the varied movies they inspired - and funnily enough, Stanley Kubrick »

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