Friday, May 16, 2014

Cool Movie Easter Eggs Of The Day

I love stuff like this. From Flavorwire.

FIGHT CLUB
Product placement: these days it’s a fact of life. David Fincher’s anti-consumer opus Fight Club succumbed to the corporate giants supporting his film, but the director made sure to take a few digs at the various companies. The filmmaker claimed that he inserted a Starbucks coffee cup into every shot in the movie — and judging by just a few stills from the film, Fight Club is extremely caffeinated.

SCARFACE (1932)
Before there was Al Pacino’s Tony Montana in Scarface, there was Paul Muni playing the role of the greedy gangster who rises through the ranks of the mob. In the 1932 version of Scarface, “X” marks the spot — of death, that is. Every time a character is set to die, an “X” appears somewhere in the scene. The deadly letter first appears in the opening credits, hinting at the carnage to come.

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
The image of the Death’s-head Hawkmoth on the Silence of the Lambs poster is actually composed of nude women — a reference to the tableau vivant photo by Salvador Dalí and Philippe Halsman. That image was also a skull composed of seven nudes.

STAR WARS: EPISODE ONE - THE PHANTOM MENACE


You can spot several of Steven Spielberg’s E.T.s as background characters in the 1999 film The Phantom Menace. This isn’t terribly surprising considering that director George Lucas and Spielberg are friends and collaborators, but it’s still a fun easter egg to spot.

TOY STORY 3
This one’s for you, Shining conspiracy theorists. Toy Story 3 is loaded with references to Stanley Kubrick’s chilling horror film. Toy Story 3 filmmaker Lee Unkrich, who happens to run the Overlook Hotel website that you’ve probably been obsessing over lately and was instrumental in bringing the documentary Room 237 to audiences, littered the Pixar film with multiples nods to the movie.

PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE
We’re always surprised by the number of fans who don’t recognize Cassandra Peterson (thee Elvira, Mistress of the Dark) as the biker mama at the bar in Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. She also makes an appearance in her iconic horror get-up as a pin-up photo hanging on the wall of Mario’s Magic Shop.

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4 comments:

  1. Stuff like this totally rings my movie lover's bell! The only one I knew about was Silence of the Lambs and only because a guy in my art history class did a paper on Dali and mentioned it. So cool! Great list, C. :)

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  2. These are awesome! Makes me want to watch these movies again. :-)

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  3. I didn't know about he Elvira cameo. And I watched Pee-Wee's Big Adventure more times than anyone should admit.

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