Five movies with both “Soul” and “Code”
We knew that we had a winning combination when we created Soul’s Code. How Hollywood is using the same words
BY SOUL’S CODE — In the spirit of Jungian synchronicity, are movie studios now mimicing our meme? Hundreds of millions have been invested in these feature films, and the producers branded them by using either the word “Soul” or “Code” in the titles — and on the cinema marquee:
Three stars! This metaphysical, sci-fi thriller in the Inception and Limitless style stars Brokeback Mountain guy, Jake Gyllenhaal; Fast Five gal, Michelle Monaghan; and Up in the Air femme fatale Vera Farmiga. Long before Source Code was even written in treatment-form, and being shopped to Hollywood studios, we reserved SOURCE@SoulsCode.com as the general e-mail address for this site. Both the movie and this website explore the question, who are you?
Maybe our lawyers at Orrick, Herrington should have taken out the studio and distributor of this flick for trademark infringement. But they didn’t have to: The reviewers took down the movie instead. Soul Code wanted to be Source Code and Inception. Instead, this 2010 movie went direct to DVD. The heroine figures out a way to download and transfer a person’s memory. “Soul Code” telegraphs what happens when her memory is placed into a much younger woman’s body. Search the title in Google. Our site still comes out as the top result, thanks to our premium content and premiere practitioners like author and psychotherapist David Richo.
It’s 127 Hours — but on water. An against-all-odds 2011 docu-drama about an all-American girl in Hawaii, Soul Surfer tells the story of Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm at the age of 13 when a tiger shark bit it off at the shoulder — but did not lose her faith. (American Idol spawn Carrie Underwood plays a minor role).
Is a Bollywood drama about a watchman at an abandoned mine near Delhi who is drawn into a love triangle by a wealthy landlord’s daughter and her lower-caste lover.
It made a splash at Cannes 2011. It’s religious. It’s political. It’s a controversial, modern-day fable exploring female empowerment in the Arab world.