Having finally tackled the task of unpacking and faced with the
prospect of having to do some work, Daisy persuades Tim to agree
to a house warming party. What follows is an explosive mixture of
sex, guns, fist fighting, tin foil and celery and all beneath the
spectre of a younger, better, louder party raging in the flat above.
complete guide to the nicked bits:
of the action figures on Tim's face is a mini Gillian Anderson.
Considering what was said in Episode One, its best not to dwell
rota montage is another salute to the great Sam Raimi, particularly
the gun fight passage of time sequence from 'The Quick and the
Dead', itself is a reference to Fifties style montage sequences,
these being inspired by the pioneer of cinematic montage Sergei
Eisenstein, whose film 'Battleship Potemkin' was the inspiration
for the marching pots and pans. See also Disney's 'Fantasia'.
The music for this sequence, Tchaikovski's Piano Concerto No1,
is used in the type writing montage in 'Misery'. Jess's performance
is based on Noah Taylor's portrayal of David Helfgott in 'Shine'.
I think that's it.
line " Its important Daisy, trust me", is from 'Raiders
of the Lost Ark', when Indy gets all manly with Marion in Nepal.
Except he says "Marion", not "Daisy", obviously.
whispered, "If we have it they will come" is taken
from Kevin Costner's baseball ghost caper 'Field of Dreams'.
While wandering in his corn field Costner is bothered by a voice
insisting, "if you build it they will come", referring
to a baseball diamond. Creepy.
one. The mash mountain is from 'Close Encounters', laying the
foundations for the ascent to the party at the end.
was an eighties British sci-fi drama about a world governed
by three legged robots.
Christo is the artist who covers things in fabric.
Brian saves Tim and Daisy from being discovered, the music that
accompanies his heroics is from 'The Magnificent Seven'.
reference to 'Blues Brothers', 'Blue Velvet', 'The Big Blue'
and 'Betty Blue' addressess the tendency to use movie posters
in student accommodation and the BBC drama 'This Life'.
fridge bit is a pointless but fun reference to '2001. A Space
Odyssey'. The fridge is called Call 900 after Hal 9000, the
rogue computer and Tim whistles the song 'Daisy' which, funnily
enough, is the song Hal 9000 sings as Dave deactivates him.
'Reservoir Dogs' has been parodied to death, we couldn't resist
a brief Buscemi/Keitel face of between Mike and Tim but blink
and you'll miss it.
again Mr. Raimi take a bow. The "Join us" was a nod
to the echoing demon cry at the end of 'Evil Dead'.
whole section at the foot of the stairs is a 'Close Encounters'
pastiche. Particularly the camera clicks and the sunglasses.
recommended viewing :
Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
Raiders of the Lost Ark. 1980
Field of Dreams 1989
2001. A Space Oddyssey 1968
The Magnificent Seven 1960
Reservoir Dogs 1992
Battleship Potemkin 1922
The Quick and the Dead 1995
The Evil Dead 1982
Spaced recommended listening :
Must Be An Angel'. Fantastic Plastic Machine.
'The Beat Goes On'. The All Seeing Eye.
'Piano Concerto No.1' Tchaikovsky
'Bobby Dazzler'. The Sons of Silence.
'King of Rock and Roll'. Prefab Sprout.
'The Power of Love'. Huey Lewis and the News.
'The Magnificent Seven'. Elmer Bernstein
'Centerfold'. J Geils Band.
'Timewarp'. Richard O'Brian.
'American Pie' Don McLean.
'True'. Spandau Ballet.