Daisy's world is rocked by the prospect of employment, when she
receives notification of a job interview for a writing position
on a fashionable magazine. Brian's world is shaken when a bizarre
figure from his theatrical past reappears and invites him to view
a piece of his performance art. Tim's world is plagued by the living
guide to the geekier points of interest in Spaced, episode three:
T.V. left on as a homage to countless horror movies, particularly
poster behind Tim, when he jumps up with the gun is the English
publicity poster for 'Evil Dead 2'.
scene is replete with salutes to video games and movies alike.
The point of the scene is of course, that Tim is lost in the
game 'Resident Evil 2' but the real inspiration for both this
scene and the 'Resident Evil' series, are George A. Romero's
seminal zombie trilogy. 'Night of the living Dead', Dawn of
the Dead' and Day of the Dead'. Here are a few other details
you may have missed. The gun point of view shot is familiar
to both the popular video game 'Doom' and the film 'Evil Dead'.
Tim's line 'Come get some', was uttered by Bruce Cambell during
the alternative ending to Sam Raimi's 'Army of darkness', the
third instalment in the Evil Dead trilogy. God, this is sad.
music which underscores the titles first scene is from 'Resident
man listening to Daisy and Tim's conversation supposed to be
Gene Hackman as Harry Call, from the classic 1974 Coppola film,
design for Vulva's look was inspired by the late performance
artist Leigh Bowery.
paranoia attack echoes Norman Bates, creepy stuffed bird filled
quarters in 'Psycho'.
mirror rehearsal owes a little to DeNiro's 'are you talking
to me?' scene in 'Taxi Driver'.
Brian's 'conceptual' hand gesture is taken from Paul Verhoeven's
hilarious comedy, 'Showgirls'. Daisy and Tim repeat it later
Brian's light switch flicking and the crumpled invitation in
the foreground is actually a little nod to Glenn Close in 'Fatal
you notice that one of the audience members at Daisy's performance
is the shopkeeper from the earlier newsagents scene. If so 10
points, if not, you can also have 10 points.
Night of the Living Dead 1969
Dawn of the Dead 1979
Day of the Dead 1985
Evil Dead 1982
Evil Dead 2 1987
Army of Darkness: The Medieval Dead 1992
Taxi Driver 1976
Fatal Attraction 1987
of Luxury Fantastic Plastic Machine
Smash it. Fuzz Townsend
Homespun Rerun High Llamas remixed by Cornelius
Rodney Yates David Holmes