Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Deep Semiotics of Flight 1549: Addendum

I mentioned the correlation between the splashdown location of Flight 1549 and the parallel spot where Ben "Star" Gates jumps from the observation deck of the USS Intrepid into the Hudson in the Masonic recuitment film, National Treasure

Before we put the story to rest, I thought some visual aids might help drive the point home.

Here's a money shot from the film. Note the octagonal radar dish just above Ben (Star) Gates sploosh. It's interesting to note that the media was on the Flight 1549 landing scene at 3:30, given this wacky little coincidence. 

 UPDATE: 1549 didn't hit birds, but a "soft body?" Hmmm....