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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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It's the famous 'Moses Supposes' scene from Singin' in the Rain:


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Yes. According to Wikipedia, it was called the US Festival until: In 1991 the festival was officially renamed the Sundance Film Festival, after Redford's character The Sundance Kid from the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Time Magazine offers more information on the matter: The festival changed titles frequently — from the U.S. Film ...


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Keep in mind that Big Hero 6 is based on a comic franchise of the same name, which started in 1998, so nearly 20 years ago. The character of Honey Lemon is Japanese in the comics, and is good at science and an expert martial artist. Further, while she does use a purse in the comics called the Power Purse, hers: ...contains a series of miniature, ...


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The saying is not a famous quote. Precocious young Lisa is trying to sound smart by using sophisticated words like "doth" and "celestial" in a rhyme. Ever the intelligent overachiever, she's essentially trying to come up with a wisely worded quote of her own. But "hero strong and brave" is actually quite a cheesy, uninspired bit of phrase-making. And the ...


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There are four major plot points/similarities to consider: The lead character, Turiddu, was in the military (as was Michael) and is eventually killed in a duel (as in the attempt on Michael's life). Honor plays a major role in Turiddu's death, as the duel was over a woman. There is also a lot of betrayal/lies in the opera as the two women vie for ...


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Antoine Fuqua and Gerard Butler both discussed this in a video interview, showing they were definitely aware of the Die Hard connection and they both loved Bruce Willis' works. In fact, they viewed it as the daddy of all action films. Paraphrasing from the interview, they both drew distinct differences between Die Hard and Olympus Has Fallen, discussing how ...


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Though my girlfriend disagrees, I am fairly confident this is reference to Salò, the 120 Days of Sodom (1975), an Italian art film that depicts characters eating feces. Here's a YouTube link to the specific scene.


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Brad told us that the title of the movie is the name of the project that the father was working on. Is that a nod to Back to the Future? STARK: The movie is fraught with sort of Easter eggs and secrets and little moments and things that harken back to many different parts of mythology. One of which being that, in our head at least, the ...


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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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I think it goes beyond the lens: the whole thing is a reference to HAL 9000. it's named Gerty 3000, a very similar name it speaks in a concerned male voice it is artificial intelligence personified its interaction with the male protagonist is a key focus of the movie In fact, while watching Moon, I kept waiting for Gerty 3000 to pull a HAL 9000 and go ...


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This is actually a homage to the song WHITE HORSE by Laid back. I don't know if that song was played in Twin Peaks, but I do know that the word WHITE HORSE was in reference to Heroine, to which Kimmy's dad was high on, and the song also says White Pony in reference to Cocaine. I remember this song in the 80's and Kimmy was stuck in that time slot which makes ...


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It appears the crime is his own creation. Extension searching hasn't unearthed any movies that are being referenced here and it doesn't appear in any cast interviews. It seems far more likely that the crime is just another example of the bizarre nature of Dwight, which is evident throughout the entire series.


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Whilst I know Peter Jackson's interest in LOTR did come partially from him watching Ralph Bakshi, I found this interview with Bakshi and thought it might help: And of course it could be really ironic if someone said something like, "In the spirit of Lord of the Rings" considering you did the first one. I'll send it to them! Are you kidding? I'm not ...


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Even though a definite proof -- in form of a confirmation by the Nolans or something similar -- is still missing, I think there is at least enough evidence to conclude that this connection is not coincidental, even if that evidence is only circumstantial. First of all, you are definitely not the only one drawing that connection. There are various articles ...


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I’ve re-watched that scene quite carefully, and I can only make out the names of three AI chips: Friday – referring to the Marvel Comics AI character of the same name, who was created by Tony when the hassle of hiring a human secretary became too much. Named because she was his “Girl Friday” (meaning a faithful assistant or servant). Jocasta – referring ...


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This is a (misattributed, according to Wiki) George S. Patton quote: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil, because I am the meanest son-of-a-bitch in the valley. (This was a widely published anonymous derivative of Psalm 23 which arose in the early 1970s on wall-posters, plaques and t-shirts, with an ...


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The only one I can back up with a link and image is the 5th unicorn, who looks a lot like Gallagher and is also mentioned on the Regular Show wiki for The Unicorns: The same article also mentions that the 2nd unicorn is credited as Billy and his blonde spiked hair is exaggerated but he does basically resemble Billy Idol: The only other one that stood ...


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There is no discernible reason... which is why it's funny. A bit of background: The warden is played by James Lipton, founder of the Actors Studio Drama School and host of Inside the Actors Studio, where he's been interviewing over 200 stars for more than 20 years. That show also made him somewhat of a cult figure due to his odd affectations and tendency to ...


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Similar dialogue definitely appears in the movie in relation to Billy (DiCaprio), an undercover cop that tries to infiltrate crime boss Costello's crew. This is first invoked by his cousin, drug dealer Sean: Billy: In your line of work, if I gave you like, what, say, 10,000, what could I get back? Sean: You know what you usually say at these ...


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In this particular instance, I do not believe the line spoken by Starlord to the Guardians of the Galaxy at the end of the movie was in reference to anything, it seems, more than anything, to be setting itself up for there being a second Guardian's of the Galaxy movie: What should we do next? Something good? Something bad? A bit of both? Roll Credits ...


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I agree with Mistah Mix that it's probably not based on one person. I saw a documentary called Cocaine-Cowboys a few years ago. It seems like he was a composite of some of those people. I haven't seen Miami Vice in a very long time so I can't say for sure, but if you read about Jon Roberts, Mickey Munday and Pablo Escobar you might see some similarities. ...


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There are no historical records of a single “godfather” of the South Florida drug scene; nor are there any historical records of such a person disappearing in the manner that Tony Acaro did in the show. The character seems to have been a composite of many different drug kingpins and assorted wrongdoers as were most of the antagonists on the series.


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Heavy influences. If you can't see them you aren't paying attention to the details of the stories. The movie especially plays out like a Mass Effect movie, even ending like Mass Effect where the captain fights his way through a battle between the Alliance and Reever fleets to send a signal out. Only big difference is Malcom runs from the Alliance where ...



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