Any Given Sunday
Not long after viewing the Flash Gordon movie, I saw the 1999 version of "Any Given Sunday", starring Al Pacino as the
coach of the Sharks, who play the Dallas Knights (as in Templar Knights) at the climax of the film.
Anyone familiar with the Templars knows that two of the symbols associated them are the equal-armed cross and the
sword (show here in images of Templar Knight Demolay and a frame captured from Disney's "Sword in the Stone"),
both of which appear in many forms throughout the movie.
Here is the cross on a Dallas player's leg;
and this shows the sword, fashioned from a cross.
Note that the sword with the handle upward forms the cross (from "Sword in the Stone").
Another form of cross occurs several times in the movie, that being the Egyptian Ankh which appears on the front of
the Knight's uniforms.
This image shows a man on the sidelines calling in plays, with an ankh on his shirt, standing in front of one of the
numerous depictions of the equal-armed cross featuring the sword figures; the young man is himself making the sign of
the cross with his outstretched arms.
In these two images, we see Jamie Foxx, the Sharks backup quarter-back who eventually wins the game, wearing number 13,
sending messages from the sidelines. The first image shows him making the sign of a triangle,
while the second has him making the x sign on his chest, an image that is used a lot in depictions of Osiris.
Here we see two of the favorties Masonic numbers.
In my opinion, the most dramatic symbolism used in the movie is the All-Seeing Eye, which appears on the back and front
of the Knight's helmets.
Here is a shot of mid-field,
which we have rotated 90 degrees. You can see the eye image, like on the helmet, in the middle, with two swords, one on
Here is a close-up of the center of the field.
In a really strange segment, we witness a player loosing an eye in a sequence that looks about like this: