Jordan Peele is back at it again, this time with a Thriller starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke who have a fight for survival against clones who are set out to kill them. Though the film has yet to be released (March 2019), that hasn’t stopped the theories and hidden messages discovered that you need to keep your eyes peeled for.
From fan theories to the analysis of Peele’s other projects all gathered from this 2:39 second trailer will leave ready for more.
The symbolism behind the signature headline image: (Get Out Comparison)
No more hiding black pain. The tears of black people have been something that has been ignored for over 400 years. With Peele’s films we are forced to be drawn into these characters wide set eyes as tears stream down their cheeks that can’t be ignored where you can’t seem to look away. Their eyes locked, conveying a trapped expression fearful expression. No longer can we look away but face the pain that has and continues to be endured head on.
It is believed that the idea behind this film is lined to W.E.B Du Bois’ theory of Double Consciousness. This theory believes that black Americans have been conditioned to have a dived personality due to societal views verses who they really are. These doppelgängers are said to be the psychical manifestation of the side of them that is suppressed until now they come face to face with their worst enemy, themselves.
I Got 5 On It (Meaning)
Who can forget the ’95 throwback “I Got 5 On It”, the classic song made an entrance on the opening trailer leaving everyone wanting more.
But what is the significance of this song in the film? The meaning behind this song may be weed (like Shahadi Wright-Joseph who plays daughter Zora Wilson in the film pointed out); but it also talks about going half on the purchase hence: the song title. So how does this song relate to the film? Perhaps the song is a subtle hint as to what is to come. It can be interpreted that someone is going half on helping to create these clones or make a ‘purchase’ (like in Get Out) OR it can simply mean the going half on something as in splitting, the splitting of the bodies.
All we know is Jordan Peele will not disappoint and give us all the answers we need and more! Let us know your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.
After receiving a life sentence for a crime he did not commit, Richard Phillips has become the longest serving exonerated inmate in American history.
Richard was convicted of first degree murder & conspiracy which carried a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Later to discover, 38 years later, a man named Richard Polombo, also accused, admitted the truth. He admitted to lying, for he never knew, never planned a murder with and never even met Phillips!
After being convicted at the age of 26, the now 71 year old is making name for himself beyond the prison walls. During his incarceration, Phillips turned to art as an escape where he found his passion. He started his budding career by selling handmade greeting cards to other inmates to accumulate just enough to purchase paint supplies.
During Phillips sentence, he created over 400 watercolor paintings that are now worth well over thousands of dollars. Through his art he created symbols of hope and survival; he conveyed his dark times while others embodied light and life. Each piece exposed passion and life that resonates with his audience.
Phillips attorney, Gabi Silver stated of his paintings: “To suffer what he has suffered, to still be able to find good in people and to still be able to see the beauty in life—it’s remarkable.”
If you would like to contribute to or purchase an original painting from Richard Phillips, be sure to visit his site Richard Phillips Gallery for more stunning creations.