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FILM: Cargador de Flores (The Flower Carrier) 1935 by Diego Rivera


I know what you’re thinking:  “Agent Renegade, this is a painting, not a film!”—And you would be right.

This work of art was painted by Diego Rivera (1886-1957) a prominent Mexican painter. He was also a well-known Communist. He even lived with Leon Trotsky for a time.

Now, the Red Scare in America went from 1947 to 1957. A number of people who worked in Hollywood on films were Communists and had even been blacklisted.

“Agent Renegade, now I get it. This posting is about films, after all.”

Right, because subversive activities never stopped in Hollywood, as you shall see.

“I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion, and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.”

Stay on the ball. Keep in mind as you view the following film scenes that they were produced during the Red Scare, and that the “Flower Carrier” is a Commie painting.

“In a Lonely Place” (1950) starring Humphrey Bogart. Gloria Grahame is seated at right.

Perhaps the paintings on the wall have attracted your attention.


“The Prowler” (1951), starring Van Heflin as a crooked cop, and Evelyn Keyes, pictured, as the crooked wife.

Notice anything on the wall of the dining room?

And now:

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“Crime of Passion” (1957), starring Barbara Stanwyck.

The astute viewer will notice a painting on the wall above the bed.

I think by now, you understand these Hollywood activities. Do you get it now?

Need help?

“It’s incredibly obvious, isn’t it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual, and certainly without any choice. That’s the way your hard core commie works.”

Absolutely right, and you’d better believe it. Right during the Red Scare, this commie painting was deliberately placed into these films which were shown in all the theaters in America, and introduced into the mind of each viewer, without the knowledge of the individual, and certainly without any choice.

That’s the way your hard core commie works.

The London MI6 North Face Red Bag Mystery

“Ahh. Well… Bring out The Gimp.”

You remember that guy in the trunk, in Pulp Fiction?  Right?

And now there is the unfortunate guy from MI 6 whose death is looking like some sort of misadventure. He was found naked inside a locked bag.

The North Face red bag was locked with the paddle lock from the outside, and the keys were found inside. The Crack Team Intelligence Unit has been actively investigating behind the scenes, and so far no one has found out.  These investigations have not been disclosed.

Until now.


The North Face Red Bag
The North Face Red Bag

Here is some data on claustrophilia:

The key to the padlock was found inside the bag.  Maybe it was just one of those things that the other person locked the padlock, and everyone forgot about the key until it was too late. In other words, maybe it started out as just an innocent game, locking the padlock, and everyone forgot about having the key to the bag at the ready.

He would be dead in about 30 minutes.

But do we know for certain that there must have been somebody else there, with the deceased?

The court saw videos of people who tried to climb in and lock themselves inside the bag, and they did get inside, but they failed to lock the lock.

But the Crack Team Investigation Unit has discovered another video demonstrating principles on how a highly motivated person could actually do it all alone.

But of course, why would he want to?

The method would be to first lock the zipper tags together, then force open the zipper a few inches from it, open it wide, climb in, and then when inside, use the round end of the padlock key to slide the zipper tags, first to one end, entirely closing the zipper, and then back to the center position as when found.  This would account for the keys being inside.  So, it’s physically possible that there was no one else involved. The demo:

Conclusion: someone, all alone, without any help could get himself killed like this, but only if he’s really smart.

Wait.  There must be something wrong with that conclusion, but I am not sure what it is.

However, not yet revealed is where the keys were found inside the bag.  I mean, if the keys were underneath him, and not available to either hand, then it would change the evaluation.

In 2007, Mr. Williams was found alone and helpless in his apartment.  That time, a neighbor answered calls for help and found him all tied up.  Was there another person who left?  Or did he do it himself?

So at least once before, Mr. Williams was in a helpless situation, alone and in his apartment.

It’s a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma!

Here is a timeline:

And a summary of the problems of the case:

Crack Team agents everywhere are advised to keep their eyes and ears open and report to the secretary if new information is found.

Good luck.

Do not fail.

Data Mining in Films

Sometimes, a plot theme is explored in several films.

One such theme is “data mining,” for want of a better term.

To satisfy his personal curiosity, the protagonist deeply explores a previously gathered record of an event using his professional techniques, and makes an important discovery. Watching the professional protagonist going about his task for personal reasons is quite interesting.

“Blowup” (1966): Photography. He blows up photographs and explores details in the background.

“The Conversation” (1974) Audio. He uses various audiotape editing techniques.

“Blow Out” (1981) Both photography and audio. He synchronizes a sequence of magazine photographs with his own audio.