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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The existing answers have already provided some very interesting examples and I'd like to add a few small things, even if they're not directly referencing particular movies or not too obvious or relevant. Of course there's all the more general Western themes probably discussed in your links already, the whole New Mexico setting and the many scenes shot in ...


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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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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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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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