The Ninth Gate is a mystery thriller film directed, produced, and co-written by Roman Corso meets with wealthy book collector Boris Balkan (Frank Langella), who has recently acquired a copy of The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of . This is a handmade replica of the Ninth Gate book, appeared in the Ninth Gate film with Jonny Depp in This book is totally handmade, realized with a. Dumas Club the Ninth Gate [Arturo Perez-Reverte, Margaret Jull Costa] on This book formed the basis of the Roman Polanski movie "The Ninth Gate". Typical.
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This is from Roman Polanski's film, "The Ninth Gate". It is a reproduction of the book used in the movie. This book is entirely fictional. I would not say that its. I was inspired by the the film the 'Ninth Gate' to produce a REAL version of the book 'The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows,' My version comprises "Nine. The Ninth Gate references real historical books, characters, places and events to weave credibility and intrigue into it's plot and leaves it.
The controversial French philosopher, Michel Foucault called the Minotaur the very near and yet also the absolutely alien — the emblem of the unity of the human and inhuman. The duality of the good nature and the bad.
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The story of the Ninth Gate is suggestive of a maze, where the protagonist Corso reaches clear junctions of choice, to retreat or go forward, to deceive or to be honest, to kill or let live.
All the while, Corso is being drawn deep and deeper into the mystery. What is it that will lead him out the other side? Will Lucifer the mysterious woman accomplice be the guide here? Gambling with three dice was very popular in Greece. On each of the dice, the visible faces add up to 6.
Three number 6. Sign of the Devil. Behind him, Death holds an hourglass in one hand and a pitchfork in the other.
AT: The sands in the hourglass have just begun to flow. LCF: The sands in the hourglass have stopped flowing.
The merchant is sitting within a castle-like chamber, possibly hinting at the location of the final, Ninth Gate. The floor is a checkerboard, black and white together, repeating the theme of duality.
The hourglass and the pitchfork in either hand are significant. The pitchfork is three-pronged; a trident, which here is most likely a symbol for the Devil; although it is also a weapon against evil Hinduism with powers against demons.
He has not seen that only time stands between him and the Devil. A hand clad in a gauntlet brandishes a burning sword from a loophole. AT: The man hangs from his right foot. LCF: The man hangs from his left foot. This position is desired. A key meaning of the hanged man is that through personal sacrifice, even death, comes new understanding. The Norse god Odin hung upside down from the world-tree, Yggdrasil, for nine days in order to attain wisdom.
By passing through these nine days of challenge, or nine gates, Odin acquired the runes from the Well of Wyrd, the source and end of all sacred knowledge.
He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed […] a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis The significance of the right and left leg is based on the motivation and nature of the sacrifice being undertaken. The alternative engraving demonstrates a spiritual sacrifice; a surrender of oneself to acquire sacred knowledge.
The moon can be seen through the window. Beneath this and next to a closed door, two dogs are fighting. AT: The squares of the chess board are black. LCF: The squares of the chess board are white.
The crescent moon symbolises new beginnings and the turning of dreams into reality. The two dogs fighting represent the fears of the mind at the approach of great transformation. Black and white. Opposites fighting over a single purpose. The difference between the black chess board and the white chess board is merely to reinforce this point.
The white and black chess board also hints at either an ascent from the Kingdom of Shadows or a decent into it. Frank Langella, wearing a hairpiece that is most assuredly from the Stygian depths of Hell, is Boris Balkan, a wealthy and therefore evil collector of Devil-inspired antiquities who hires Dean Corso Johnny Depp , a weedy rogue book dealer, to locate a volume called "The Nine Gates.
Balkan hires Corso to find the volume that will unlock the Nine Gates. The book is so pernicious that it drives an elderly man to hang himself from a noose that doesn't look capable of supporting a pair of socks.
Equipped with debonair slashes of white across the sides of his head, Corso begins a search that will take him over several continents and at least 90 minutes because there are three versions of the book in question.
He must ascertain which "Gates" is authentic and stay a step ahead of Liana Lena Olin , who cuts a striking figure in black; she was born to be a widow. It was her husband who killed himself, driven mad by some intoxicating combination of her fatale figure and having such a horrific tome in his possession.
Aided by his aerodynamic hair detailing, Corso goes from one "Gates" owner to another to check out their copies.
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Whereas the latter characters will immediately be deemed fictional, more research is required to find out whether the book itself of the Delomelanicon is an invention of the author — or fact. In short, both are fictional, as is Torchia, the author of the Nine Gates.
But such a quick classification of the core of the mystery would miss out on some major points of interest of both the book and the film. Want to know your future? Try my free online Rune Readings! First, the name of the source, Delomelanicon, is a mixture of two Greek words: delo, to summon; melas, black, dark.
The methodology to summon Lucifer is said to be extremely old, visible in the Turis Papyrus dated to ca. For the experts, the latter would be a give-way to its fictional character as the Hermeticum could not be further removed from demon worship.
As to the Turis Papyrus, it does not exist, but was probably derived from the well-known Turin Papyrus. The Turin Papyrus of Kings, also known as the Turin Canon, is a hieratic manuscript of the 19th dynasty of Egypt, listing the kings of Egypt from the earliest times to the reign of Ramses II —13 BC , under whom it was written.
Thus, not only does the Turis resemble the Turin in name, but also in date of origin. The fictional work of the Delomelanicon or the Nine Gates is cleverly surrounded by books that do exist. At the same time, the book is also full of genuine historical characters. As such, Reverte has the book written in , in Venice. Though Bruno and Bacon were all interested in magic and esoterism, it would be incorrect to state that they tried to summon the devil… but no-one has taken Reverte to task on that confabulation.
He is therefore giving the book historical credibility by linking it with known people — though inventing a book burning… Reverte thus uses similar techniques to e. Though Reverte will not have tasted the wealth of Brown, at the same time he has never — and so many other authors — come in for criticism for inventing a book and then surrounding that fiction with a series facts… which is exactly what Brown has done in his work.
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Amongst them, no doubt, some must have been interested in the occult — if not devil worship, as Reverte alleges. A musketeer was a member in the group of bodyguards who protected the French king in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Together they fight against the evil Cardinal Richelieu for justice, love and friendship. His face is covered with an iron mask to hide his true identity. Before Dumas wrote fifteen plays. Historical novels brought Dumas enormous fortune, but he could spend money faster than he made it. He produced some books with his 73 assistants, especially with the history teacher Auguste Maquet.LCF: The exit to the maze is open.
Boris Balkan takes a bunch of Lucifer engravings torn from the pages of the three copies of the Nine Gates, goes to the physical location prescribed through other research, and then what? One is Boris Balkan: Opposites fighting over a single purpose. No doubt a location that has been sought for millennia and finally found within this group of Satanists by Boris Balkan.
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