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Re: Cultural Allusions in Batman Returns
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 10 Oct 2012, 02:48 »
This was a pretty rad feature, I enjoyed it quite a bit!


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Re: Cultural Allusions in Batman Returns
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 11 Oct 2012, 04:03 »
The rhyme Selina recites during her confrontation with Shreck is almost identical to the rhyme spoken by Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) during the finale of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982).

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Roy:
"Four, five. How to stay alive. Six, seven. Go to hell, go to heaven."

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Selina:
"Four, five. Still alive. Six, seven. All good girls go to heaven."


Wow.  My hats off to you on this one.  Blade Runner is in my top 10 favourite films, and I never noticed that before!

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Re: Cultural Allusions in Batman Returns
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 13 Nov 2017, 23:45 »
From Chapter 3 of Moonraker (1955) by Ian Fleming.

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   Startled at the great crimson words, Bond pulled in to the curb, got out of the car and crossed to the other side of the street to get a better view of the big skysign.
   Ah! That was it. Some of the letters had been hidden by a neighbouring building. It was only one of those Shell advertisements. ‘SUMMER SHELL IS HERE’ was what it said.
   Bond smiled to himself and walked back to his car and drove on.
   When he had first seen the sign, half-hidden by the building, great crimson letters across the evening sky had flashed a different message.
   They had said: 'HELL IS HERE... HELL IS HERE... HELL IS HERE...'


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Re: Cultural Allusions in Batman Returns
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 14 Nov 2017, 03:32 »


Whatever we're paying this guy, double it.

And if he's not being paid at all, that's a source of great shame and needs to be remedied.

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Re: Cultural Allusions in Batman Returns
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 14 Nov 2017, 14:26 »
Wow SN!

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Re: Cultural Allusions in Batman Returns
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 14 Nov 2017, 23:45 »
It’s interesting how all the James Bond connections in Batman Returns relate to the Roger Moore version. Obviously that Moonraker connection concerns the novel, not the movie (and the movie has practically nothing to do with the book). But even so, Moore starred in the Moonraker film.

Moore also starred in Octopussy, which features a moment where 007 draws a blade out of a sword swallower’s mouth, like Batman does when fighting the Red Triangle Gang.


Then there’s the fact Christopher Walken played Zorin in A View to a Kill, Moore’s final outing as James Bond. And what was Zorin’s first name?

Max.

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Re: Cultural Allusions in Batman Returns
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 04:28 »
Somehow I had never read this until now. That was wonderful, amazing work Silver.

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Re: Cultural Allusions in Batman Returns
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 21:17 »
Thanks, Catwoman. I’m glad to hear people still find this topic interesting.

 

    
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