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This Video Shows 27 ‘The Simpsons’ Film Parodies Alongside Their References


Wow. Video editors Celia Gómez and Jesus Sahuquillo have taken 27 movie references from assorted seasons of The Simpsons and placed them up against their reference scenes. It’s the best thing on the internet today. See above.

The length The Simpsons animators and team went to nail the details in the scene is really impressive when placed up against the reference scenes. You can tell just how hard they worked to recreate what the director made. Matching lighting, camera angles and zoom, and expressions to make an accurate reference. It’s kind of beautiful.

simpsons comparison shot


Here are the films they got, at least a few of them were “oh duh!” moments for me:

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Requiem for a dream (2000)
The Gold Rush (1925)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
The Fugitive (1993)
Terminator 2 (1991)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
The Birds (1963)
Risky Business (1983)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Psycho (1960)
The silence of the lambs (1991)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Basic Instinct (1992)
Official and Gentleman (1982)
One flew over the cuckoo’s nest (1975)
2001: A space Odissey (1968)
Trainspotting (1996)
Thelma and Louise (1991)
The Godfather (1972)
Taxi Driver (1976)
The Shining (1980)
Spiderman (2002)
ET the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Dr. Strange Love (1964)


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