Hitch's Most Ingenious Appearance
/10 with 91 votes
Posted Thursday, August 16 in Hitchcock, Alfred
Hitchcock, of course, did cameos in all of his films, often making fun of his girth (such as boarding a train while toting a double bass in "North By Northwest").
His most ingenious was in the film "Lifeboat," which took place in an open boat at sea.... more
/10 with 126 votes
Posted Tuesday, September 7 in Harlin, Renny
In Finnish director Renny Harlin's movies you can see something from Finland.
In the end of Die Hard 2 you can hear Jean Sibelius's Finlandia. (classical music!)
In Gliff Hanger there's in a parasuit that is a big Finnish Flag
In Deep Blue Sea... more
/10 with 130 votes
Posted Thursday, February 1 in Coen Brothers
The Lucas-Spielberg Connection
the credits for most of the Coen brothers' films since Barton Fink, list Roderick Jaynes as the Editor. Roderick Jaynes is actually a pseudonym for the Coen brother's themselves, made up by Joel and Ethan in '92 because to quote Joel "There were already... more
/10 with 597 votes
Posted Wednesday, March 28 in Spielberg, Steven
Hitch's Very First Cameo!
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are very good friends in real life, as well as collaborators on film. They are constantly working in sly references to each other's films in their own. The following are some examples:
1) In the Spielberg Directed... more
/10 with 43 votes
Posted Tuesday, March 28 in Hitchcock, Alfred
See You Next Wednesday
In 1929 Great Britain the very first talking movie was released. It was directed by none other than Alfred Hitchcock. It was called "Blackmail". He had already directed a half dozen profitable films and his face was well known in Britain. This movie... more
/10 with 61 votes
Posted Sunday, August 15 in Landis, John
In every John Landis movie, there is a reference to "see you next Wednesday". Either as a visual reference (poster etc.) or spoken by charachters.
No Love for Nazis!
/10 with 84 votes
Posted Sunday, April 9 in Brooks, Mel
Kubrick's Trademark Shot
Mel Brooks did several interviews in late seventies because of his wild success with low brow parodies.
He swore in an interview to always lampoon Hitler
with every chance he had on film....
"Spring Time for Hitler" was from the film The Producers.... more
/10 with 79 votes
Posted Thursday, January 27 in Kubrick, Stanley
In Kubricks "Eyes Wide Shut" in one of the ending scenes where Tom Cruize is in the pool room with the doc. You can see reflected on a brass door frame Stanley Kubrick behind a camera. This isn't a slip up as he, like Alfred Hitchcock appears in all of... more
/10 with 89 votes
Posted Wednesday, September 22 in Kubrick, Stanley
In most of Kubrick's movies, he includes a shot where an actor facing the camera has his head bent forward and he is looking at the camera out of the "tops" of his eyes. It usually looks pretty creepy. In the opening shot of "A Clockwork Orange" Malcom... more
/10 with 61 votes
Posted Sunday, June 2 in Jackson, Peter
Peter Jackson makes cameo appearances (ala Hitchcock) in his movies--plenty are already covered.
Did you know he also sneaks in his car? A Morris Minor (British), And, yes- it IS in Lord of the Rings!
Frodo and Sam are at the scene where Sam says: "If... more
/10 with 85 votes
Posted Friday, November 5 in Smith, Kevin
George Lucus: Early Movie Reference
Kevin Smith includes many references to Jaws in his films. Jaws is no doubt one of the greatest movies of all time (regardless of how fake the Shark was). Some of them include:
Clerks: Randal saying "Salsa Shark ... We're gonna need a bigger boat."... more
/10 with 241 votes
Posted Monday, July 26 in Lucas, George
In EVERY movie by Mr. Lucas, there is a reference to the title of his first movie, THX-1138 hidden somewhere. I unfortunately do not remember them all from the top of my head.
Black and White
And no, I mean a hidden reference besides the THX enhanced sound :)
/10 with 109 votes
Posted Tuesday, February 15 in Burton, Tim
In all Tim Burtons films, one of the characters will wear a black and white striped piece of clothing. In nightmare before Christmas it was a wierd kid, in the Batman films it's the penguins helpers. Christina Ricci carries on the tradition in Sleepy... more
/10 with 44 votes
Posted Monday, December 10 in Smith, Kevin
In the beginning of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jay and Bob are babies and they meet for the first time. The baby playing Silent Bob is really Kevin Smith's little baby GIRL. They had to dress her up as a little boy and stuff ravioli in her mouth... more
/10 with 70 votes
Posted Tuesday, May 30 in Spielberg, Steven
The part in Saving Private Ryan when they have just met up with part of the airborne division, and they are sorting through a bag of dog tags, the names they are saying are actually the names of Steven Spielberg's good friends.
All Hitchcock Movies
/10 with 139 votes
Posted Monday, July 26 in Hitchcock, Alfred
Stephen King in All of His Movies?
Hitchcocks habit of appearing in his own movies happened by accident; in one of his first films he was short of an actor, therefore Hitchcock took it upon himself to play this small part.
Eventually he was forced to appear in the beginning of each... more
/10 with 124 votes
Posted Thursday, August 12 in King, Stephen
Stephen King has a habit of appearing as an actor, usually a very small part, in every movie that he creates. I have personally seen him in Maximum Overdrive, Pet Cemetary and a few others. Check it out, look hard, he is there.
/10 with 73 votes
Posted Wednesday, August 18 in Kubrick, Stanley
I've heard that all Kubrick films have "CRM 114" in them or a variation of it. in A Clockwork orange, it is "Serum 114" in Dr. Strangelove it is the name of the radio security device on the bomber. I don't know the others.
References to Other Kubrick Works
/10 with 48 votes
Posted Tuesday, October 19 in Kubrick, Stanley
QT Keeps Popping Up!
In the movie "a Clockwork Orange" you see two girls visiting a record shop. You see a record with the sound track of his former movie "2001, A Space Odyssey."
I've read somewhere that Kubrick always refers to his previous movies, but I don't remember... more
/10 with 50 votes
Posted Monday, February 14 in Tarantino, Quentin
All of Steven's Films
Tarantino not only appears in the movies he's Directed, but he also appears in films he's written and/or produced. We all know about Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction & Four Rooms. We also know he appeared in Desperado for a small part. BUT-
Did you see... more
/10 with 170 votes
Posted Wednesday, August 4 in Spielberg, Steven
Supposedly in all of Steven's movies, he has placed his fraternity letters or something to do with his fraternity in his movies. He is a member of Theta Chi Fraternity and the symbol is "OX". I have seen to of them personally. This first in Men in... more
/10 with 62 votes
Posted Tuesday, July 3 in Smith, Kevin
Salma with Robert
Kevin is a big hockey fan and has a hockey reference in each of his films.
In Dogma, the 3 demon boys carry around hockey sticks.
In Chasing Amy, Holden and Alyssa go to a hockey game.
In Clerks, the boys take a break to play hockey on the roof.
/10 with 44 votes
Posted Sunday, August 15 in Rodriguez, Robert
In all the movies from the director Robert Rodriguez appears Salma Hayek, she appears in Desperado, From the dusk till dawn,The Faculty, even in Four Rooms she is the lady who dances on the TV, you don´t see her face, only her body.
She doesn´t appear... more
/10 with 161 votes
Posted Thursday, October 14 in Tarantino, Quentin
As said about a few other directors in this category, Quentin Tarantino has a habit of appearing in all his movies. For example, in Pulp Fiction, he played Bonnie's wife in The Bonnie Situation.
/10 with 467 votes
Posted Sunday, December 19 in Smith, Kevin
Ok this one's REALLY obvious but nobody has it here... does anyone know who plays Silent Bob in all of Kevin Smith's movies??? Well kiss my gritz if it isn't ol' Kev Himself!!