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Thought this would make for a fun thread, so here goes:


What films have you seen that reference movies that came before them? Do you think the homage is subtle or glaringly obvious? Perhaps that overtness was part of the filmmaker’s goal. What do you think the intention of the director was in including this allusion?


For example, this moment from Swedish director Victor Sjöström's Körkarlen (The Phantom Carriage)...


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...is pretty clearly referenced in the climax of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.







Another example is the opening of Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs...




...which closely echoes the rally scenes from Orson Welles' Citizen Kane.




Feel free to share more examples of homages and references in films, both discreet and on-the-nose, in this thread.

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