15 Left-Field Inspirations For Some Of Our Favorite Pop Culture

From Taylor Swift to Led Zeppelin, discover the stories behind the art that shaped our culture.
15 Left-Field Inspirations For Some Of Our Favorite Pop Culture

Ah, the power of art and entertainment! From the silver screen to the stage, from the canvas to the pages of a book, the way these two worlds intersect can be truly magical. It's no secret that many of our favorite films, television shows, and musicals have been inspired by art, literature, and even real-life events. But what about the reverse? How many of our beloved works of art have been inspired by the entertainment industry? From the iconic “A Whole New World” from Disney’s Aladdin to the unforgettable dance scene in Wednesday, the influence of entertainment on art is undeniable. This list is a celebration of the many ways in which art and entertainment, among other things, have inspired each other. From Elizabeth Gilbert’s dive bar article inspiring the movie ‘Coyote Ugly’ to Christopher Reeve inspiring the beloved ‘Aladdin’ song ‘A Whole New World’, these stories are sure to surprise and delight. So, without further ado, let us dive into this list of fascinating stories. Enjoy!

House of the Dragon

Pop culture inspirations House of the Dragon Director Greg Yaitanes watched HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON to prepare for the dragon fight inthe Season 1 finale. Не took inspiration from the film's cinematography for the scene. CRACKED

HBO, Paramount Pictures


Taylor Swift’s “Death By A Thousand Cuts”

Pop culture inspirations Taylor Swift's Death By A Thousand Cuts Swift's song from her album Lover is about A MOVIE INSPIRED BY ONE OF HER OWN SONGS. The film, Someone Great, was written by director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson after being inspired by Swift's song Clean, from her album 1989. CRACKED

Republic Records, Netflix

Capital UK

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Pop culture inspirations Everything Everywhere All at Once Stephanie Hsu drew inspiration من H from JIM CARREY and JOAQUIN مة S ? PHOENIX's performances as ح The Riddler and The Joker for is 20 C . her role in the sci-fi epic. ? م د. مة د. CRACKED 6 is

A24, Warner Bros.

Yahoo News

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Pop culture inspirations E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg's childhood experiences and filming the climactic scene of Close Encounters of the Third Kind inspired him to incorporate a divorce theme into Е.Т., which explores a family trying to fill a big void after a divorce. CRACKED

Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures


Coyote Ugly

Pop culture inspirations Coyote Ugly Elizabeth Gilbert wrote A PIECE FOR GQ in 1997 about a dive bar in New York owned by a woman and staffed by women, which was later adapted into the PG-13 movie Coyote Ugly in 2000. CRACKED

Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, GQ

The Ringer

"A Whole New World"

Pop culture inspirations A Whole New World John Musker, co-director of Aladdin, revealed that the iconic song was inspired by Richard Donner's 1978 film SUPERMAN, where Christopher Reeve takes Margot Kidder's Lois Lane on a dream date. CRACKED

Disney, Warner Bros.


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