The directors are little rascals. They hide heaps of small references in their films that escape the viewer’s eye, too caught up in the messy explosions that occur in the foreground. There are plenty of little surprises in cult movies and hidden messages in movie posters; but among the easter-eggs, some freed themselves from the status of simple wink to impose themselves as real good jokes. Yes, yes, I assure you. We still have to understand them.
1. In The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lecter’s tirade is a doctor’s joke
“I ate his liver with buttered beans and an excellent Chianti,” Lecter tells Starling to fuck them, the livers. And to make the doctors laugh. According to Reddit, the psychiatric institution having the pleasure of hosting Lecter would have put him on monoamine oxidase inhibitors, a type of antidepressant that is rarely prescribed due to their interaction with other foods high in tyramine. These foods include liver, beans, and red wine.
Not only does he eat people, but he also makes jokes at his doctors.
2. Stargate offers a hilarious hieroglyphic tirade (if you’re an Egyptologist)
In Stargate, archaeologist Daniel Jackson deciphers Egyptian remains that are used to go to another planet. He explains that the operation is easy “once you have identified the vowels”. Except the ALL THING about hieroglyphics is that they’re actually just consonants. You have to guess the vowels. To be able to know the Egyptian vowels would be a kind of earthquake in linguistic history. So either Jackson is a fucking genius or he’s just rubbish.
3. Sideways is full of wine-tasting jokes
Sideways, depressive wine route, is punctuated by the tirades of Paul Giamatti who trash Merlot and Cabernet Franc and praises the pinot noir, three grape varieties common in France and the United States where they are better known insofar as the California does not have AOCs which allow us French to find our way without knowing all the grape varieties.
Except that Giamatti explains later that his most highly rated bottle, the one he cherishes the most, is a Château Cheval Blanc 61, which is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Which makes his character even more pathetic.
4. Deciphered, the classified ad of The City of Fear sends heavy
In City of fear, Odile Deray places an advertisement to try to find a projectionist able to ensure the projection of Red is Dead at Cannes. The announcement reads: “Rech. proj. pr proj. private Self Dem. Brt. Poss. S’adr. at the hô. Mart ”, or“ Projectionist research for private screening. Self-defense required, brutality possible. Contact the Martinez hotel. “
The film is riddled with jokes in the background.
5. In Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter reads a totally stupid article
In the first scene ofHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the favorite puzzling BCBG hero of 6-15 year olds plunges his enlightened gaze on a newspaper while whining about the death of his friends. In the newspaper, we can read the following information: “Balls judged too big”, or “The balls were too big”, with a photo of two tennis balls. It’s true he has a big ass, that bad kid Harry.
6. In Featured Presenter: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, a Mexican restaurant has a pretty clear name.
In the middle of the film, Veronica Corningstone goes to a Mexican restaurant. Her name ? “Escupimos en su Alimento”, or “We spit in your food”. It has the merit of being clear.
7. Thor is completely stupid
When he meets Agent Coulson, Thor calls him “Coulson’s son”, a joke worthy of Mission Cleopatra.
8. In the first Tron, Pac-Man invites himself into a scene
He eats marbles in a shot of great complexity. Hey, we’re not judging, at the time, it was modern guys.
9. In A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick practices self-tribute
10. In Apocalypto, Mel Gibson plays Where’s Charlie
Where is Charlie ?
In the middle of a mass grave. A little light, eh.