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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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Anger is most likely referring to the toppings on a "Hawaiian Pizza"... This refers only to the toppings on the pizza, not to any specific type of crust. If you ask just about any pizza shop for "Hawaiian", you'll get a pizza with Canadian bacon (or ham) and pineapple on it. The name is likely from the inclusion of the pineapple, though the Wikipedia ...


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I believe the earliest example is the 1945 film "The Lost Weekend". "The film also made famous the "character walking toward the camera as neon signs pass by" camera effect." You can find the relevant scenes in the film here, from 01:05:00 onwards Purely as a matter of interest, There's an entire tropes page devoted to the genre of 'Drunken Montages' ...


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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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The answer plays into itself in two ways: In the film Cast Away, Tom Hanks' character finds a Wilson brand volleyball in the wreckage and, after giving it a face in the bloody palm print he leaves on the ball, he proceeds to treat the ball as his friend during his stay on the island. Given Ollie was a castaway on an island himself, he's simply using this ...


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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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In-universe, the phone booth (supplied to Bill and Ted by the Three Most Important People in the World) was in fact the inspiration for the TARDIS rather than the other way around, at least according to the officially licensed "Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return" comicbook. Out of universe, the time machine was originally intended to be a ...


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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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Actually, an article had collected all the 47(!) Sweded films in this movie. It also has some pictures. Kudos to the article's author David Ehrlich for spotting them all. These Sweded films are: Anatomy of a Burger (Anatomy of a Murder, Otto Preminger, 1959) Ate 1/2 (Of My Lunch) (8 1/2, Federico Fellini, 1963) A Box O’Lips, Wow (Apocalypse Now, ...


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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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Though the dialogue isn't a direct copy of it, the entire scene is an homage to the end of Stand By Me: Peter writing about his old friend on an old computer, his kids coming in, the song Stand By Me playing in the background etc. You can see most of the scene that the show is quoting here:


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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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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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In addition to onewho's excellent answer, I'd like to point out how Inspector Spacetime was initially introduced into the show. In 3x01 Biology 101, Britta gets Abed interested in a British TV show called Cougarton Abbey (because of course Britta only watches European TV), which is an obvious parody of the British series Downton Abbey (and a wink to the US ...


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Inspector space time is a direct parady of Doctor Who. Inspector Spacetime is a direct homage to the long-running BBC science fiction TV show Doctor Who. The show within the Community universe follows closely the story of Doctor Who with the Inspector and his partner traveling in a red telephone box known as the X7 Dimensionizer time booth, the ...


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This is an example of Genre Fractal. TV shows, even though they may be completely unrelated, are able to communicate meaning by referencing each other and using those references as narrative shorthand. If a drug is shown and it is needed to be conveyed that this is, for example, an incredibly pure iteration of that drug; they can dye the drug blue and ...


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What it means is that things in the physical world are objectively real, like the Empire State Building. The stage before the building is non objective fragmentation as in it's the pieces of the building as it's being put together, the glass, the steel, the concrete. Each piece is a fragment. The stage before this is deconstruction. The pieces aren't even at ...


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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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I think it's safe to say by now that this is indeed an intentional homage as it's not only mentioned in several TV sites (like this or this and also TVTropes), but it's also now on IMDb: In Episode 6, Xanthippe's female friend is finishing a story with the punchline "...and then she stepped on the ball." This line, the context and the pompous ...


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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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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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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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The situation when he talks about CGI and when he talks about the show are split with a dialogue with the therapist. These two scenes don't seem related: He talks with different people (in the second scene his interlocutors' faces cannot be seen but they have different clothes and hair) The following scene (after another dialogue scene) is done in a ...


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Wilson was Tom Hanks' only friend on the island in Cast Away. It was a volley ball made by Wilson Sporting Goods. During an early phase on the island, Tom Hanks became depressed, and opened most of the packages from the FedEx plane storage. One contained this ball. Hanks had a bleeding hand, and he smacked the ball with his palm, accidentally creating a ...


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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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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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As explained by agent86 in his answer on gaming.stackexchange: The ninjas are from a fake 80's videogame created for the movie, called Dojo Quest: Here's an article about the licensed games in the movie: The filmmakers licensed characters from real-world video games for the movie, but they opted to ...


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Yes there are connections with fight club for Tone and camera movement (as explained in this article) and also the very basic concept of talking to himself. There are also connections with other movies as you can see in the link. Also according to this article: In the film, Edward Norton’s narrator tells us an entire story — then proves to be ...


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It is possible that the directors used these dialogues as a tribute to 'Sangam' as this is not the first time Ranbir has paid tribute to his family members. He has done the same in his movie 'Rockstar' and many award shows as well.


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I have no idea why a 2003 game is in there (they're all supposed to be from the 80s?), but this looks exactly like I-Ninja. Here's a still from the film and some I-Ninja pics for comparison. Note in particular the eyebrows and the eye-hole pattern. If this is supposed to be a new character, it's at the very least heavily influenced by this one... [OK, ...



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