Tuesday, 9 December 2014

9 EASTER EGGS FROM FILMS YOU DIDN'T KNOW HAD EASTER EGGS BECAUSE YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT AN EASTER EGG IS

1. The Simpsons Movie: Tom Hanks

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Tom Hanks makes a guest voice appearance in this feature length outing from the Simpsons... AS HIMSELF. Easter egg!
No?


2. Underground: Miki's Cameo

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What about this? Towards the end of Emir Kusturica's black farce "Underground" keep an eye open for the actor playing the actor chosen to play Miki Manojlovic's hilarious black markeeter "Marko" - it's actually Miki Manojlovic, the actor who plays "Marko"!
Is this more the kind of thing?


3. 2001: A Space Odyssey: Leonard Rossiter

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Leonard Rossiter?


4. The Godfather Part II: Brando Nod

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Robert De Niro won an Oscar for his performance in Coppola's acknowledged masterpiece. But did you know that his character's name - "Vito Corleone" - is a nod to the actor MARLON BRANDO who played a character with exactly that name in The Godfather Part I?


5. Ten Little Indians: Who Did It?

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Hang around for the final scene of this Agatha Christie thriller where it's disclosed who actually committed the murder.


6. The Spy Who Loved Me: Post Credit Sequence

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And be sure to stick around for the end of Roger Moore's second outing as James Bond, or you'll miss a spectacular TWO-HOUR-LONG post-credit sequence (!!!!!) in which the secret agent saves the world from a megalomaniac who steals nuclear submarines.


7. Labyrinth: WHAT did they say?!!!!

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When the film begins turn the volume up and you'll be able to hear what the characters are saying.


8. Performance: Borges on the Brain

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Eagle-eyed fans of Jorge Luis Borges will also receive a nice surprise at the climax of  Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg's psychedelic gangster fantasy "Performance" when a blink-and-you'll-miss-it image of the celebrated writer and critic appears behind an exploding mirror during the tracking shot down the bullet hole in Mick Jagger's punctured skull. 
And also throughout the rest of the film when all the characters kept quoting Borges. 
Is that one? That's definitely one!


9. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Blast from the Past

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Author Hunter S. Thompson called Terry Gilliam's adaptation "an eerie trumpet call over a lost battlefield" and many assumed the film's giant lizard scene was taken directly from the book. IN FACT Gilliam himself confesses he actually included the sequence as a small homage to Whoopi Goldberg's 1995 straight-to-video, dinosaur/futuristic-cop buddy movie "Theodore Rex"!




Which is why it's shit.

5 comments:

  1. Are you sure you know what an Easter Egg is...because these aren't Easter Eggs

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  2. These are just "facts" or bits of trivia..nothing more

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  3. Jason! Just the man! What's an Easter Egg, please?

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  4. Easter eggs are obviously those mainly chocolatey things you can eat. I tried eating my laptop just now and it wasn't very tasty, thus these are not Easter eggs.

    Maybe Jason knows more.

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  5. I think an easter egg is that thing like where someone's wearing a watch in Spartacus, even though Romans don't wear watches. It's named after the fact that Easter was invented by Jesus, but eggs are a wartime thing. Hence an "Easter egg".

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