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A mention, allusion, citation, or homage to other works.

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Woman in red from The 100 connection to Matrix

I've noticed that in the Matrix, the woman in red was part of the simulated program, meant to catch attention and appear harmless. The 100 woman in red appears to be serving a similar purpose, it is ...
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Is Dave Skylark's line containing “Mangia. We're the people. Give us the sh-t.” a reference to something?

I've noticed a lot of movie and pop culture references in The Interview (2014). I was wondering if Dave Skylark's line here is a reference to something: Aaron: We could be doing something positive. ...
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Is Tony Arcaro based on a real-world personality?

The Miami Vice episode "Out Where the Buses Don't Run" (S02E03) is centered around deranged ex-detective Hank Weldon's hunt for the mysterious Tony Arcaro, who is described by him as Mr. founding ...
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Can this Pocahontas quote be traced back to a source?

The quote is from the song "Colors of the Wind" from Disney feature film Pocahontas: You think all the people who are people, are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the ...
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Significance of the Magnificent Seven reference in The Nest

At the beginning of The Nest (org.: Nid de guêpes), when Santino's crew drives in their car to prepare the robbery, Santino and Nasser start whistling the title melody of The Magnificent Seven and the ...
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Shared imagery - Blade Runner & Man in the High Castle

Spoilers for Man in the High Castle season 4, beware. Of course, both are adaptations of stories by Philip K Dick, so it wouldn't be unexpected that the film-makers might acknowledge that in some ...
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Is Westworld intentionally referencing Hannibal Lecter?

A remake of the film of the same name, HBO TV series Westworld features iconic actor Sir Anthony Hopkins in a leading role, (as per the first season), a character named Dr. Robert Ford, who was the co-...
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Are either Perfume or Hannibal Lecter Franchise inspired by each others' source materials?

I just recently watched the German TV series, Perfume released and distributed internationally through Netflix. The series is inspired by the 1985 historical fantasy novel, Perfume: The Story of a ...
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In the Sex and the City series, were there any actor allusions to Square Pegs?

During the entire run of "Sex and the City" (including the film follow-ups), were there any references/call backs (referred to as the trope "actor allusion") to lead actress Sarah Jessica Parker's ...
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Who are the people in the newspaper? [duplicate]

Who are the people on left and right side of superman? The headline says Do they return to their planet? So they could be aliens, Is the first one is The Mask?? He looks like him. I am not a comic ...
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How to find films that contain a specific motif? [closed]

I suspect that the question I have is off topic for this site. I'm looking for movies about terrorist acts told from the terrorists' viewpoint. It does not matter whether the films are about "good" ...
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Is “Tom Hammond” a reference to something?

In The Accidental Terrorist, Hank finds out he's been getting scammed by his regular car salesman, Tom Hammond. In response, he prints out a large number of flyers that say "Tom Hammond's World of ...
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Is this quote a reference to something: “Tout est mauvais! C'est un festival!”

During one scene in Les visiteurs: la révolution a character says Tout est mauvais! C'est un festival! ("Everything's wrong! It's a festival!") Is this a reference to something else? If so, what?...
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Do Wall-E and Big Hero 6 take place in the same city?

The cities of Wall-E (2008) and Big Hero 6 (2014) hold some similarities (mainly because of their San Francisco-esque style): close architecture, tall buildings, by a bay... Hiro is a 14-year old ...
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Is there a reference to Voldemort in 12 Angry Men?

At time 47:48 of 12 Angry Men (1957) the guy in the hat says what I believe to be "Voldemort please, eh?". Was this a reference to the character in Harry Potter? How could it be since the first book ...
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The Al Pacino Marlon Brando Pigeon Joke

So I somehow ended up watching a youtube video called Jack and Jill - Nostalgia Critic, and at 14m15s (clip), a joke in the movie is given the spotlight. Pacino: I used to raise pigeons. "Jill&...
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Was the glowing of Sorrento's avatar's eyes a reference to Superman's heat vision?

Why were Sorrento's avatar's eyes glowing yellow when he first sees Irock then turn blue after he sighs in Ready Player One? Was this a reference to Superman's heat vision? I don't get it. Does his ...
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What pop culture reference is Jessica Jones making?

In "Fish in the Jailhouse" (Marvel's The Defenders, S01E07), there is a scene involving Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil), in which Matt notices someone is near, and ...
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School Custodian as All-Knowing Insider

In Mike and Molly episode “Peggy Gets a Job” (season 2, episode 8), when Peggy, Mike’s mother, gets a job at Molly’s school, she, as a support facilities personell, quickly accustoms herself with all ...
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Musical references in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

I was recently introduced to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and noticed several musical references that seemed out of place for the setting of the first "part" Phantom Blood. One of the supporting ...
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Did author David Mitchell have any influence on The Wachowski's TV series Sense 8?

Netflix's [now canceled] TV series Sense 8 hails from film creator siblings known as The Wachowskis and follows a group of 8 characters across the globe whom become psychically linked, as they learn ...
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Are these dialogues in `Anjaana Anjaani` are tribute to `Sangam`

In the movie Anjaana Anjaani there is a scene in a bar where Akash and Kiara are fooling around and start playing some kind of game where Kiara is trying to help Akash learn how to woo girls. There is ...
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Was Ted Levin playing Bill Primm an easter egg?

In Ray Donovan S3E1, We see Micky (Chip) is now in Primm (State line) where he works at Buffalo Bill's casino which sets to stage for events to come. When the rich guy pulls up to the gas pump, we ...
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Is evil Missy (“Big Mouth”) a reference to “Us” (2019)?

In Season 2, Episode 2 of Big Mouth ("What Is It About Boobs?"), an evil version of Missy comes out of the mirror: Is this a reference to the movie Us (2019)? Later in this Big Mouth season there is ...
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Is Satine's Pink Diamond Dress inspired by Glinda's Dress from The Wizard of Oz?

In Baz Luhrmann's 2001 tragic romantic musical extravaganza, Moulin Rouge, there is one number in particular when Satine (Nichole Kidman) performs and she is wearing a very light pink with silver ...
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Is this phrase uttered by Roland Blum a reference to Braindead?

During the first few episodes of the TV series The Good Fight's third season, viewers are introduced to a scrupulous diabolical character named Roland Blum (Micheal Sheen) and whose entry point in the ...
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Lost in Space (1965) “Feet, do your stuff” reference

In the Lost in Space (1965) second season episode "Curse of Cousin Smith", there is a scene in which the robot exclaims "feet, do your stuff" before making a hasty retreat. The robot is obviously ...
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Relation Between Brigsby Bear and Future Folk?

The Future Folk (folk band) and the relevant film, the history of future folk (2012), revolve around a narrative about the duo coming to Earth from another planet. The costumes that they use in the ...
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Are there deliberate Robot Jox references in Pacific Rim?

I stumbled across this gif and was wondering are there any other Easter egg references to Robot Jox in Pacific Rim? This seems too close to be an accident but cant really find a lot about it out there....
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Did Goosebumps 2 have a reference to the Halloween 2018 movie?

I went to see the Goosebumps 2 movie yesterday and I could swear I saw brief shots of two actors featured in the Halloween movie also playing in theaters, which I saw the previous weekend. During a ...
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Identifying inspiration among Black Mirror episode and Sword Art Online

I just watched 'Black Mirror' episode 4 of season 3 (11 episode of whole) titled 'San Junipero' Lots of concepts were similar to the last quarter of 'Sword Art Online' anime 'Mother Rosario' Using ...
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What is the book that Mayor Richmond references in The Killing?

I was just thinking of the TV series The Killing that was I watched a while ago and remember Mayor Richmond (while he was running for office, I think in the second season) frequently referring to a ...
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What are the original movie titles spoofed in Unbreakable Kimmy? [closed]

In Unbreakable Kimmy Season 3 episode 10 Kimmy pulls off a heist. Titus goes on a date and they leave a cinema with the following spoof titles: Daddy’s Boy (remastered!) My Dinner Without Andre Jiro ...
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Is this line delivered by Arsenio Hall an homage to a film, made 12 year prior?

Below are excerpts of these two screenplays. The delivery of the lines suggests that John Landis and crew (of Amazon...) may have been paying homage to the Philip Marlowe noir detective drama of a ...
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Have the Cloverfield films drawn from Half-Life or earlier base material about aliens invading from a portal?

After watching all Cloverfield movies, it seems like the principal idea of humans bringing in several alien species thru a portal inadvertently has very similar structure as the story of the video ...
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James Van Der Beek reference in “The Office” TV series

In the 19th episode (The Negotiation) of season 3 of TV Series The Office, Michael sees assistant of Jan and ask her "Were you going to tell me that you hired James Van Der Beek." (time: 22:19) I ...
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What was Agent Smith in “The Matrix” referring to while torturing Morpheus?

[...] Wachowski believers hold it’s possible to offer sweeping social criticism at such a massive scale. “Because of the iconography of V For Vendetta,” says Kuplowsky, citing the Wachowski-written ...
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Which Hanna-Barbera franchises are featured in “Scoob!”?

I haven’t seen the new Scooby-Doo movie (Scoob!), just enough of the trailer to know that Blue Falcon and Dick Dasterly are in it. My question is how many other Hanna-Barbara franchises are there in ...
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Is Hunger Games Allegory for Donald Trump?

I have heard it it was mentioned that President Snow from The Hunger Games is supposed to represent Donald Trump by the production or cast. Is this true? Why is this? How do President Snow and ...
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Could Slither (2006) be considered canon in the MCU?

In the scene with the Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the tanks in the room contains The Long One and several of the Slugs from Slither. This is clearly an Easter egg, but it begs the ...

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