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Episode Guide: Series One: Official: Episode Two
20th May
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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.

A complete guide to the nicked bits:

00mins 00secs One 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 on this.
03mins 15secs Daisy's 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.
04mins 15secs Tim's 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.
06mins 54secs The 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.
08mins 53secs Obvious one. The mash mountain is from 'Close Encounters', laying the foundations for the ascent to the party at the end.
10mins 11secs 'Tripods' was an eighties British sci-fi drama about a world governed by three legged robots.
Part Two
13mins 22secs
Christo is the artist who covers things in fabric.
18mins 30secs When Brian saves Tim and Daisy from being discovered, the music that accompanies his heroics is from 'The Magnificent Seven'.
21mins 16secs Tim's 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'.
14mins 45secs The 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.
22mins 15secs Although '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.
24mins 23secs Once again Mr. Raimi take a bow. The "Join us" was a nod to the echoing demon cry at the end of 'Evil Dead'.
25mins 02secs This whole section at the foot of the stairs is a 'Close Encounters' pastiche. Particularly the camera clicks and the sunglasses.

Spaced recommended viewing :

Close 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
Misery 1990
Shine 1996
Battleship Potemkin 1922
Fantasia 1940
The Quick and the Dead 1995
The Evil Dead 1982

Spaced recommended listening :

'There 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.

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