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Movies with Star Wars References

 
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This should be fun
Spaceballs - obviously
Chasing Amy
Jay and Silent Bob
Toy Story 2
Austin Powers 2 & 3
 
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OK - I'm a bit slow. Explain to me what these all have in common.
 
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It's just a list of movies that at some point in time have some reference to Star Wars in them. Be it some quote, scene, whatever.
For example, in Jay and Silent Bob there is a scene where Jay fights Mark Hammil with Light Sabers.
 
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Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger:
For example, in Jay and Silent Bob there is a scene where Jay fights Mark Hammil with Light Sabers.


Rather than just singling out 2, I'd say "Any Kevin Smith movie" - MallRats has the Jedi mind trick. Can't immediately think of one for Dogma and Clerks, but I'll go look later.
 
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Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger:
Spaceballs - obviously


If we're including parodies, I'll add:
Troops - 'Cops' TV show with Storm Troopers. Very funny.
Thumbwars - "If there were thumbs in space and they got angry at each othere, there would be... Thumbwars" Hillarious.
(these links contain other movies items and I have no idea what they are, I just listed the first site where you can download them...)
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A cult short from the late 70's, "Hardware Wars," was especially fun. I saw it on television once, probably PBS, as part of a tribute to George Lucas' imagination. Spaceballs was a more sanitized and campy take of the same sort of spoofing.
Of course I bothered writing the paragraph above when I should have just googled it:
http://www.mwp.com/pages/filmshardware.html
 
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I'd say "Any Kevin Smith movie" - MallRats has the Jedi mind trick. Can't immediately think of one for Dogma and Clerks
Well, "Clerks" had an amusing (at the time) discussion about whether or not the Death Star would have had a significant number of independent contractors involved in its construction, innocent victims of the Rebels' lethal attack. A more modern take on this idea can be found here. (Note that no, we do not need a big argument here over the validity of this particular satire.)
In the last few years there have been a lot of low-budget satires of the Star Wars films - distributed primarily over the internet. Many are rather lame, but some are extremely funny and well done. My favorites are Troops and George Lucas in Love. The Surreal World also had some funny stuff in it.
As for the original question: we could just use IMDB's list of Star Wars references. But I guess that would be too easy.
[ November 01, 2002: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
 
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I would suggest we try and leave out the relatively low budget satires. Especially those that you can't even find on video, like Troops and the like. They are valid, none the less, but I think Spaceballs falls in a different catagory. Though it's main theme was Star Wars they pulled in many other movies as well. Plus, it was a major motion picture release.
 
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Storm ship troppers
well the brain bugg looks like yabba the hut
 
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That would be Starship Troopers and Heinlein wrote aboute 20 or years before Star Wars. Excellent book too.
But, you're right it did look like Jabba.
 
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