Monday, 17 January 2011


Intertextuality is a term to describe the visual referencing between films. Quite literally, films 'borrow' from each other, and you may recognise certain camera angles, aspects of mise en scene, snippets of sound or methods of editing in some films that you have seen in others.

What Lies Beneath - Robert Zemeckis

- Staircase borrowed from The Stepfather
- Showerhead borrowed from Psycho
- White curtain borrowed from Psycho
- White bath borrowed from Psycho

The Stepfather - Nelson McCormick

- Staircase borrowed from What Lies Beneath
- Breaking door borrowed from Fatal Attraction
- Stabbing scene borrowed from Fatal Attraction and Psycho
- Shower curtain borrowed from Psycho
- Bathroom scene borrowed from Psycho
- Stabbing scene borrowed from Psycho

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