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Has a book or movie led you to read or see a completely different and unrelated book or movie just because it was mentioned in the story?

Asked by Jeruba (51342points) February 2nd, 2012

I read Hope Mirrlees’ wonderful Lud-in-the-Mist because it was mentioned in a novel of Neil Gaiman. I’m currently looking up the films of Japanese director YasujirĂ´ Ozu because I’ve just been reading about them in Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog.

What movie or book have you discovered because some other author or scriptwriter has posted a sign pointing to it?

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Nullo's avatar

I first learned of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The Eighth Dimension from a web original that I read. Wacky movie.

Blondesjon's avatar

I read Albert Camus’ The Stranger after watching Jacob’s Ladder.

filmfann's avatar

I went out and bought a collection of early Louis Armstrong songs when Woody Allen mentioned his “Potato-Head Blues” in “Manhattan”.

fundevogel's avatar

I read Spinoza’s Ethics because of Family Man.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I read Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard because Neo was reading it at the beginning of The Matrix. The book is very basically about the idea of reproduction and reproducibilty in the Post-Modern world.

Berserker's avatar

Well it isn’t a movie, but I ended up reading Gone with the Wind after watching The Simpsons…they made some hilarious joke about the movie adaptation, and one character mentioned the book. I denno how come a silly joke made me want to check out the book, but I did, and it was great.

digitalimpression's avatar

Yes, though I don’t remember which movie it was. I certainly never would have gone out looking for J.D. Salinger’s “Franney and Zoey”.

mazingerz88's avatar

I read The Tropic of Cancer after it was cited in the Bible. Not really. Lol.

fundevogel's avatar

^ as all good Christians should.

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