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Does anyone know any movies that are of the self-referential variety like Scream is to the horror genre? (points out cliches, unoriginal ideas, etc). I'm looking for a movie of any genre.
Another great one from the horror genre is Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.
One for Westerns is Rango.
Both great films.
Last Action Hero is a good choice, and much of the plot hinges upon characters outside and inside of the inner story being aware of the tropes within action movies. Alongside that, it also deals with audience expectations involving modern storytelling, which leads to one of the greatest "What If?" moments ever created in film: Arnold Schwarzenegger as Hamlet. It's one of those movies that has somehow become better with age, if that makes any sense.
Thanks for that. And I guess that means The Nostalgia Critic can go suck a dick for reviewing it sincee the movies gotten better with age, am I right?
So from what you said you mean you would like to know what are other movies that are "in a way" the most representative for their genre? Sorry if I misunderstood. I am good at English but still. :P So this is my list of "self-referential" movies:
The Silence of the Lambs-thriller
Shakespeare in Love-comedy
Don't feel bad, Zulzon. I appreciate your input. I'm sure there are others that might not have completely understood my question. I'm not always great at wording what I ask for, even if I write it down.
These are all really GREAT responses, everyone! I expected alot less, but I'm getting so much more! Way better than IMDb!
Keep 'em coming! :)
...is this for a school assignment or something? I got the feeling full transparency is lacking here.
Let's just say that it is for personal interest.
The last time I gave my reason on IMDb, people started writing smart ass comments.
I'm not saying any Spillio is/can be a smart ass, but I don't want to take chances.
See, I'm no longer a big fan of forums (no one scared me off, I just got bored of them).
So I just want to get some answers to my question and continue on with my research (that's all I'm going to say. Please do not ask for more information).
I hope I have politely given you a good response.