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I will try to stay away from what Christian has already posted which already is a great answer. I can answer this from a reader's perspective. Sherlock holmes stories by Doyle can be classified into Long stories and short stories. There are only 4 long stories of which 2 of them are already made into episodes two of them which haven't made it into episodes ...


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From the Visual Companion to The Cabin in the Woods: Some stuff had to get cut from the monster rampage sequence at the end. The Angry Molesting Tree, which you can glimpse in the elevator in one scene, got much more molest-y in another shot, which might wind up as a DVD extra. Also, one of Goddard's favorite monsters was Kevin, a sweet-looking guy who ...


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Tod Browning's controversial cult horror film Freaks from 1932. The central story is of this conniving trapeze artist Cleopatra, who seduces and marries sideshow midget Hans after learning of his large inheritance. At their wedding reception, the other "freaks" announce that they accept Cleopatra in spite of her being a "normal" outsider; they hold an ...


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According to the Mask Wikipedia article there were several references in that one "dying" scene. When "shot" at the first scene inside the Coco Bongo, the Mask's consequent "dying" dialogue references several classic literary moments: "Ya...got me partner!" - A good impression of Pat Buttram, a voice highly associated with Western films. "Tell ...


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The (co-)Creator of Bugs Bunny, Tex Avery, once said: We decided he was going to be a smart-aleck rabbit, but casual about it, and his opening line in the very first one was Eh, what's up, Doc? And, gee, it floored [the audience]! They expected the rabbit to scream, or anything but make a casual remark--here's a guy with a gun in his face! It got ...


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  That's a picture of J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the fathers of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project). Notice the left post-it note? It shows a mushroom cloud and the word "BOOM".       [Source]


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This is a reference to the opening scene of the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey in which an alien monolith appears among a group of ancient apes and imbues them with the beginnings of human intelligence while Thus Spake Zarathustra plays. Here is a clip on YouTube:


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They are not merely taking the name. Apart from many smaller nods to the originals (like the title) and little allusions to characteristic conversations from the original stories, there are many bigger story elements from the original that can be found in the episode's story, yet often set into a slightly different context or maybe even parodied. So the ...


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Manichitrathazhu story is influenced from a tragedy that happened in Alummoottil Tharavadu, a famous central Travancore family, in the 19th century. Here heroine suffers from personality disorder and some strange things happen, solves problem with exorcism and psychiatry. Where as in Vertigo, a retired police detective suffering from acrophobia who is hired ...


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YES Example: The "Odessa Steps sequence" in Battleship Potemkin by Eisenstein. Wikipedia entry lists MANY movies that borrowed, in my opinion the most famous was "The Untouchables". The scene is perhaps the best example of Eisenstein's theory on montage, and many films pay homage to the scene, including Terry Gilliam's Brazil, Francis Ford Coppola's ...


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The guy holding two lobsters is Woody Allen playing the part of Alvy Singer from Annie Hall. The second guy is Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty from Blade Runner.


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From everything I can gather about the genesis of this Justice League movie is that it has been a long and arduous project. In 2007, the project was talked about and started slight development in order to start filming before the major writers strike. Due to this, it seems, the film was put on "indefinite hold". Further, they attempted to get some kind of ...


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During the scene after the end credits, we see Perlman cut his way out of the Kaiju and then exclaim "Where's my Damn Shoe!?" That whole bit where he gets swallowed (by a premature Birthed Kaiju with no teeth) was simple comedy relief scene to show that the character portrayed didn't know everything, but maintains posturing as though he does. I doubt this ...


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No, the lines you are mishearing are actually: Juror #5: Look, lawyers aren't infallible, you know. Juror #7: Baltimore, please. Huh? This is referring to near the start where he is asked: Juror #7: You a Yankee fan? Juror #5: No, Baltimore. Juror #7: Baltimore? That's like being hit in the head with a crowbar once a day.


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I found this article in relation to the link between The Machinist, The Idiot and Crime and Punishment: Firstly the novel The Idiot presents a protagonist in the form of innocent Prince Lev Nikolaievich Myshkin who as a youth was prone to blackouts, his current mental condition is unclear; [...] Myshkin meets his reverse in Rogozhin, who is associated ...


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So, this article mentions this: "We looked at movies like 'Big' and 'Being There,'" the Favreau says. "(Those were) movies with similar concepts that were played very real and very emotional -- and they were good movies, not just funny movies." To that end, the director (who is most famous for writing and starring in "Swingers") tried to ...


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I don't know if the references to westerns are quite as direct as you might be expecting. Interviews with Vince Gilligan about the series indicate that he was influenced by many films of many genres, and the western was certainly among them. These are a few examples Tuco Salamanca was named after Tuco Ramirez, the 'Ugly' in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. ...


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The OED cites 'guv' and it's variants as entering the language in 1852 via Punch magazine. This is when the word 'guv-ner' was popularized. I originally thought Oliver Twist (1948) was the first movie to use the line " 'ello guv-nor ". However I found an earlier movie Convict 99. Here's a link. The morning governors start at 40:11, they end 40:16.


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It is not so much a reference to a single particular movie, but to all the archetypical action movies of that kind, starring a hard-boiled one-man hero (usually a cop) who has a meaty name (like John McLane, Jericho Jackson, Jack Slater) and kills bad-guys while giving cool one-liners. So no, it wasn't refering to an actual movie starring an actual Jack ...


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In addition to the excellent answers already provided, there essence of the environment created in the new Sherlock series is a modernized, but true to the source mirror of the original. For example, in the original, Sherlock is manic between cases, and addicted to cocaine and opium. In the modern version, he's a manic between cases, addicted to ...


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You should probably be knowing that the movie itself is inspired from La jetée. If you have seen La jetée, you'd obviously notice that the movie is just a series of still frames with a narrator in the background. There is a scene in Twelve monkeys where Railly narrates a slide show about a insane soldier in World War I. And when Railly and Bruce Willis ...


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lets go through one by one Shephard - The main character in mass effect is not named after firefly but instead named after Alan Shepard who was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 became the second person and the first American to travel into space. ...


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Lamborghini's cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Everyone (or most everyone) knows this. They're not as common as a Toyota or a Chevrolet. As such, when one is passing by you will almost certainly notice. This was a bit of sarcasm by Alfred, as both modes of transportation (Batmobile vs Lamborghini) are definitely head-turners and will not go ...


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I lifted this directly off the LOTR Wiki, so I didn't have to go transcribe the DVD Extra: Peter Jackson first encountered The Lord of the Rings via Bakshi's film, and some shots in his live-action trilogy appear to have been influenced by it: One such shot features Frodo and the other hobbits hiding from a Black Rider under a big tree ...


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OK, here's what I could find out: I'm going to say that this is specific to the Director's cut of the film. Here's why... This site goes second by second describing the changes between the original and Director's cut (DC). Ssearch for "8:53 min. - 9:21 min." Here they introduce that the eye is completely added to the DC: After the dawn of the new ...


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Inspector Space time is a direct parody of the series "Doctor Who". Some clear parallels: Inspector Spacetime travels in a time traveling phone box. The Doctor travels in a time traveling police box. The enemies of the Inspector are know as the Blorgons Which are a parody of the Daleks from Doctor Who


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Have you watched Sin city? I am supposing that Elija Wood's character Kevin could be the reference. I thought it could be a take on Jason from the story writer's perspective.


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I don't think Manichithrathazhu shares any similarities with Vertigo. Also to me, remakes of Manichithrathazhu often felt like inaccurate description of Ganga's medical condition (her anger directed at Hero in these movies, which could be a deliberate detour from original narrative to give more screen time to Hero). Manichithrathazhu script is inspired from ...


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For some reason I keep being drawn to The Magnificent Seven - but I have a feeling it's a John Ford film as mentioned elsewhere. Here's a couple of '7' shots anyway.


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Fascinating question! According to the Pulp Fiction Movie Reference Guide, this scene is actually a direct homage to the 1946 film The Killers, "an American film noir directed by Robert Siodmak and based in part on the short story of the same name by Ernest Hemingway." The entry for "The Killers" reads: The Killers (1946): The killing of Brett mirrors ...



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