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Old 05-17-04, 02:09 PM
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Films that contain clips from other films.

There have been a lot of films which contain clips from other films, usually because a charcter is in a movie theatre or watching TV.

I was wondering how many films we can name that illustrate this device.

To start you off:

Targets - shows clips from "The Criminal Code" on a TV & "The Terror" in a screening room and at a drive-in.

Weird Science - Contains clips from "Frankenstein" on a TV.

The Blob - contains clips from "Daughter of Darkness" in a movie theater.

Beware! The Blob - contains a clip from the original "The Blob", and the clip they show contains clips of "Daughter of Darkness". The only film I know that shows a clip of a film which shows a clip of another film... it's to the second power!

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Old 05-17-04, 02:28 PM
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Just saw The Omega Man and Heston is watching Woodstock in a theatre.
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Austin Powers 2 has clips of Independence Day used as a joke on the 1960s President.

Suicide Kings has clips from Resevoir Dogs on the TV.
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In Anger Management they are showing the movie Tomcats on the airplane... And Jack actually finds it funny.
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The Shawshank Redemption

The inmates are shown watching Gilda (1946) with Rita Hayworth.
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Killing Zoe has Nosferatu in it.

Halloween has The Thing From Another World

True Romance has Street Fighter

American Werewolf in London has See You Next Wednesday.
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American Psycho has Texas Chainsaw Massacre going in the background of his apartment.
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if I'm not mistaken I think Natural Born Killers had a short clip from Scarface in it.
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Nuovo cinema Paradiso. There are several clips, including Chaplin's The Immigrant, if I'm not mistaken.

In addition, and also more recently, The Dreamers featured several clips for older films.
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The Green Mile has a clip from a Fred Astaire movie, but I don't know which one.
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Originally posted by LasVegasMichael
The Green Mile has a clip from a Fred Astaire movie, but I don't know which one.
It was Top Hat (1935).



Yes, I had to look it up.
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"Sugar & Spice" has clips from Heat and Point Break. I only know this because I worked on the film and spent a whole day watching these movies to see who's dialogue we would need to replace.
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"12 Monkeys" has a scene from Hitchcock's "Vertigo," if I remember correctly.
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God there are hundreds if not thousands.

The Limey was unique one..because they used footage of General Zod (er Terrance) from an older movie as an actual flashback!
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Any Given Sunday includes Ben-Hur on a TV screen while Jamie Foxx and Pacino have a conversation.
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LOVE ACTUALLY has a clip from TITANIC.

PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES has an (audio only) clip from SHE'S HAVING A BABY.

E.T has a clip from THE QUIET MAN.
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Originally posted by chanster
God there are hundreds if not thousands.

The Limey was unique one..because they used footage of General Zod (er Terrance) from an older movie as an actual flashback!
AUSTIN POWERS: GOLDMEMBER does something similar - showing a clip from ALFIE as a flashback for Michael Caine's character.
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Originally posted by PapaWheelie
"12 Monkeys" has a scene from Hitchcock's "Vertigo," if I remember correctly.
Yes, you are correct. Vertigo features James Stewart starring in a film whose lead female character is named Madelaine, and 12 Monkeys features Madelaine Stowe, in a film whose leading male character is named James.

Oh, and in Vivre Sa Vie (one of my favorite films), Anna Karina goes to a cinema and watches The Passion of Joan of Arc, from which we see a few seconds.
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Basic Instinct has a scene from Hellraiser on a TV.
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Twister features The Shining at a drive-in

The kids watch The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in Summer School
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Annie Hall has "The Sorrow & the Pity" playing in a theater.
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Like Chanster said, there are HUNDREDS out there, but these are the ones that stick out most for me:

Street Fighter,The Mack, and A Better Tomorrow 2 play in True Romance.

The hotel room in Natural Born Killers plays:
Scarface
Midnight Express
The Wild Bunch


Someone in Rules of Attraction is watching The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Biff watches A Fistful of Dollars in Back to the Future 2

It's a Wonderful life plays in different languages in Home Alone.

The crowd in The Harder They Come is watching Django

Tom Hanks flips through The Exorcist and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 in The 'Burbs.

The crowd in King of New York is watching Nosferatu

A Gangbanger in American Me is watching Abbot and Costello go to Mars LOL

Some Don "The Dragon" Wilson movie I saw on cable played MEMORABLE clips from T.N.T Jackson
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Originally posted by Mutley Hyde
American Werewolf in London has See You Next Wednesday.


Jackie Brown has Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
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kung pao:enter the fist does a unique job of this

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