Find The Surprises Hidden In Your Favorite Movies!
Think you know all there is to know about a film? Maybe not!
Bill Givens' new Reel Gags takes you inside the frame to discover inside jokes,
gags, pranks, and secret messages inside hundreds of your favorite films.
Reel Gags complements the Film Flubs
series with a collection of what might be called "deliberate flubs," little
in-jokes, code words, cameo appearances, and other hidden delights in your favorite films.
- See You Next Wednesdayreputed to be the
title of John Landis' first scriptappears somewhere in all of his movies.
- Alfred Hitchcock couldn't make his classic
cameo out at sea in Lifeboat, so he shows up in a newspaper ad.
- Kenneth Branagh's prison
number25101415in Dead Again is the date of the Battle of Agincourt
(October 25, 1415), a climactic moment in his previous film, Henry V.
- Find references to George Lucas' THX 1132 in
many of his later films.
Enjoy these chapters: In On The
Joke; All I Want To Do Is Act; Friends and Relations; Paying Homage; Talismans and
Trademarks; See You Next Wednesday; Where's Alfred?; Name Games; The Actor Did It;
Screening Writers; Drawn Into The Picture; Propping It Up; Marquee Marks; Listening For
The Joke; and America's Worst Director.
-- Bill Givens