Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Pages 166–172: Movie references

The dialogue on pages 166–172 of The Billionth Monkey references a host of popular/cult movies. Did you catch them all? As I wrote in a previous post, everyone I know quotes books, tv shows, movies, and song lyrics in normal conversation, and I wanted to make that part of how my characters interacted. Here are the film references in these seven pages:
  • I copy, Gold Leader: From the climactic assault on the Death Star in Star Wars (i.e. Episode IV: A New Hope , 1977).
  • Ich luge bullets: Spoken by J.D. (Christian Slater) in Heathers (1988):

  • There must always be two: Another Star Wars reference, to the Rule of Two.
  • You have to know these things when: A slightly modified version of the classic line from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), uttered by Graham Chapman's King Arthur:

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