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Title: What movie does Bill Corbett reference at the beginning?
Post by: RightClickSaveAs on August 04, 2007, 09:00:01 AM
It's in the concentration camp scene at the beginning of the movie, not long after these lines:

Bill: "Why don't we just yuk it up over the school bus crash in the sweet hereafter, Mike."

Mike: "No, no, I'm pretty sure this is a comic book film..."

Then after Mike says: "Now he's going to turn into an X-Person and, uh, he's going to kill all the Nazis, watch, I'm sure that's going to happen!" Bill goes, "Yeah sure Mike, why don't you just pop in [Showa?] and we can really have some laughs".

I tried searching that phonetically, but didn't have any luck. This stuff goes over my head all the time, Mike and the gang know more about movies than I will ever forget. :)
Title: Re: What movie does Bill Corbett reference at the beginning?
Post by: RVR II on August 04, 2007, 09:52:36 AM
Hmm. No Clue. :(
Title: Re: What movie does Bill Corbett reference at the beginning?
Post by: Bob on August 04, 2007, 11:09:28 AM
I dunno either.

Showa released a lot of Japanese monster movies, but that does not make sense in context
Showa was a period of time in Hirohito's rule in Japan, but that is not a movie you can "pop in".

Face it, he might be too smart for us.
Title: Re: What movie does Bill Corbett reference at the beginning?
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on August 04, 2007, 11:13:03 AM
It's probably a reference to a movie about the Holocaust or something like that. We are talking concentration camps here.
Title: Re: What movie does Bill Corbett reference at the beginning?
Post by: Douglin on August 04, 2007, 11:16:52 AM
"Shoah is a documentary film by Claude Lanzmann based primarily upon the Holocaust and the German extermination camps in WWII Nazi occupied Poland."

and

"Shoah or Ha Shoah (literally denoting a "catastrophic upheaval") is the Hebrew term for the Holocaust."
Title: Re: What movie does Bill Corbett reference at the beginning?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 04, 2007, 11:28:05 AM
"Shoah is a documentary film by Claude Lanzmann based primarily upon the Holocaust and the German extermination camps in WWII Nazi occupied Poland."

and

"Shoah or Ha Shoah (literally denoting a "catastrophic upheaval") is the Hebrew term for the Holocaust."

Confirm (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090015/)
Title: Re: What movie does Bill Corbett reference at the beginning?
Post by: RightClickSaveAs on August 04, 2007, 03:18:35 PM
Awesome, thanks guys! I would have never found that.

And also, this:
Bill: "Why don't we just yuk it up over the school bus crash in the sweet hereafter, Mike."
refers to The Sweet Hereafter (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120255/), which was an actual movie, another reference I missed.
Title: Re: What movie does Bill Corbett reference at the beginning?
Post by: Bob on August 04, 2007, 07:15:45 PM
I knew the bus crash was from the movie, and I DID know about the Shoah testimonies that were filmed by holocaust survivers, but i never put 2 and 2 together.

I feel like such a dullard now.