Catch That Reference? There’ll Be a Quiz

A.O. Scott of The New York Times has an interesting article in today’s paper about allusion.  In “Catch That Reference?  There’ll Be a Quiz,” he uses recent films such as “Super 8,” “X-Men: First Class” and “Midnight in Paris” as examples of movies that expect their viewers to catch references to other movies and to popular culture.  It’s an easter egg hunt that adds another layer of enjoyment to the filmgoing experience.

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