16 Creators Who Snuck References Into Their Work

With easter eggs and homages being a big part of pop culture these days, it’s impossible to miss a reference to, say, one of Spielberg’s gazillion movies. Unless you’re Steven Spielberg, apparently. Read on for more references and tributes you or Spielberg might have missed.

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Daniel Craig's detective in Knives Out gives a nod to the 1972 film Sleuth. Craig, who plays the private eye Benoit Blanc, is first introduced in the

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Spielberg didn't know his production team snuck a gremlin into Ready Player One. The director didn't want any of his previous movies to be featured as

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The Stranger Things season one reference to Witness that everybody missed. The Duffer brothers were surprised that the internet didn't pick up on thei

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Bill Hader snuck a line from The Thing into IT: Chapter 2. There's a scene where Stanley climbs out of a fridge with spider-like tentacles before face

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A line used in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a reference to Easy Rider. The 1969 film dealt with counterculture and changing times, SO it easily fi

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In Baby Driver, Baby's jail number is also the release date of The Driver. DO 28 Edgar Wright said The Driver greatly influenced him, and the movie's

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Halloween (2018) recorded and snuck a sonG into the film that featured in the original. 99.7 MHR 0c- In the original 1978 movie, Laurie Strode sings

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Pancho's Bar in Captain Marvel is a tribute to a famous aviator featured in The Right Stuff. C Buber Florence Pancho Barnes was an early aviator and

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Lovecraft Country opens with an homage to The Jackie Robinson Story The series opens with a voice over while Atticus dreams: This is the story of a b

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Back to the Future had a tribute to the 1960 movie The Time Machine. MONTH DAY YEAR PM HOUR MIN JAN 08 8885 12 00 DESTINATION TIME MONTH DAY YEAR PM H

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The Invisible Man has a Saw reference. Leigh Whannell, writer of Saw and director of The Invisible Man, really likes adding Billy the Puppet in the mo

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Bryce Dallas Howard paid homage to her dad in The Mandalorian by including a sequence mirroring Apollo 13. In Chapter 11: The Heiress from season two,

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H.P. Lovecraft's original Cthulhu sketch appears in Underwater. When Norah goes through Lucien's locker, she discovers drawings he had made concerning

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The opening scene of Us features references to movies that all pertain to the themes in the film. CAL NEUUIS I TONIGHT CH.UD STORM DAVENPORT WARNING S

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Rogue One snuck unused Star Wars footage into its big battle scene. When the rebel backups arrive during the climactic battle scene, there's some foot

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Director Scott Frank gave a shoutout to the creators of Game of Thrones in The Queen's Gambit. In the fifth episode, Benny introduces Beth to two youn

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