The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Loosely based on Jon Ronson's 2004 non-fiction book of the same name, the gratuitous introduction of an all-seeing eye in a pyramid is a nod to the conspiracy crowd's preoccupation with the American great seal, the New World Order and the Illuminati. A reference to "...the notorious CIA MK Ultra experiments," [00:54:00] only reinforces this imaginary connexion.
Bob Wilton's doodled sketch of an all-seeing eye in a pyramid [00:09:19, 00:15:14] is similar to a large mural in the New World Army's main hall [00:35:40], as well as a tattoo on Lyn Cassady's chest, an image he refers to as the sixth "ajna", or third eye, chakra. [00:30:38]
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009). Directed by Grant Heslov, written by Peter Straughan, Jon Ronson. George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Lang, Robert Patrick, Waleed Zuaiter, Stephen Root, Glenn Morshower, Nick Offerman, Tim Griffin, Rebecca Mader, Jacob Browne, Todd La Tourrette, Brad Grunberg. 94 min. USA | UK, English, Colour, Dolby.