'Midnight Meat Train'-Spotting: The Best Movie In-Jokes

Best Movie In Jokes

Best Movie In Jokes“See You Next Wednesday”

At heart, movie in-jokes are affectionate winks from filmmakers to fellow film geeks that pay homage to the films that influenced and inspired them. Perhaps the most elaborate of these is “See you next Wednesday.”   In Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, this is the last line uttered by Frank Poole's father during the ill-fated astronaut's videophone conversation with his parents. In Landis' films, the phrase has enjoyed many lives: It’s a movie title splashed across a billboard in The Blues Brothers, a movie in Kentucky Fried Movie, and a porn film in An American Werewolf in London.

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  • Sam Raimi's 73 Oldsmobile is in every flick he does, with Quick and the Dead possibly being the only exception, unless he hid it really well.

  • Hidden under Sharon Stone's chassis?

  • Sara El-Behiri says:

    The print on a tissue box in Toy Story 3 bears the same pattern as the carpet from the hotel in the Shining. Lee Unkrich, the Pixar director, is a HUGE fan.

    Red rum.

  • SD says:

    It is obscure and I always thought of it as an easter egg but when Spencer Tracy's character is first introduced in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World he has his hand tucked into his suit and is dressed the same as his one armed character from Bad Day at Black Rock.

  • mh says:

    Fight Club starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter has a a street scene with cinema marquees showing "Seven Years in Tibet", "The People vs Larry Flynt" and "Wings of a Dove".

  • Stella says:

    This was a really trivial post.

  • Ellie says:

    You have described a extremely great things, thankyou for the post. Wit can be educated insolence. by Aristotle.