History Film / ShaunOfTheDead

17th Jul '17 5:18:18 PM nombretomado
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** All of the TV presenters & news reporters seen when Shaun's flipping through the channels are actual TV presenters & news reporters from the UK. {{Coldplay}} also appear briefly in the sequence at the end of the film being interviewed.

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** All of the TV presenters & news reporters seen when Shaun's flipping through the channels are actual TV presenters & news reporters from the UK. {{Coldplay}} Music/{{Coldplay}} also appear briefly in the sequence at the end of the film being interviewed.
3rd Jul '17 12:44:09 PM StFan
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* BrickJoke: Enough to have [[BrickJoke/ShaunOfTheDead its own page]].

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* BrickJoke: Enough A lot.
** Shaun visits the local convenience store just after the ZombieApocalypse begins (without his noticing). He doesn't find the shopkeeper there, but he yells out that he came up short and will pay him back. The next day, he's surrounded by zombies. One of them is the shopkeeper who has his palm turned up as if
to have [[BrickJoke/ShaunOfTheDead its own page]].say "You owe me money".
** Shaun threw the flowers he bought for his mum into the trashcan just outside the Winchester during the first act. They're the first thing to fall out when David dumps it. Shaun's mum picks them up and notices the tag on them, figuring Shaun had bought them for her.
** At first, Shaun fails at [[BalconyEscape climbing Liz's balcony]], but later during the ZombieApocalypse, he successfully pulls the stunt.
** Shaun and Ed debating on whether the rifle (a Winchester, natch) at The Winchester is a real gun or not. The owner claims it is, but also claims dogs can't look up. It turns out the rifle ''is'' a real one ''and'' perfectly functional.
--->'''Shaun:''' But dogs ''can'' look up!
** The front door is open, again!
** A more literal one than most:
--->'''Shaun:''' That was the second album I ever bought!
** "Player 2 has entered the game."
** We find out near the start that Ed sells a bit of weed every now and again. When someone named Noodle rings up at exactly the wrong time, one wonders what Ed means when he says he's got nothing.
** Shaun puts on his nametag and closes the mirror and sees Pete is behind him. Later on, he removes his nametag and closes the mirror and sees zombie Pete's shadow on the shower curtain.
** Many of the zombies seen individually are shown before they turned earlier in the movie.
** The following conversation between Shaun and Ed takes place twice in the movie, once while Ed is playing video games and once (with roles reversed) while Shaun is shooting actual zombies:
--->'''Shaun:''' Top Left... reload.\\
'''Ed:''' I'm on it.\\
'''Shaun:''' Nice shot.\\
'''Ed:''' Thanks.
** "Cock it!"
** The bungie cord game show which Shaun says he doesn't know returns at the end, with the contestants replaced by zombies.
** All of the other TV shows seen earlier on also come back with zombies.
** "I'm going to the shed."
** "''I said leave him alone!''"
** "Fuck-a-doodle-doo!"
** "Sorry, we're closed."
22nd Jun '17 4:33:58 AM ThePeake
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** Shaun grimly looking at the knife in his hand and then over to his infected step-dad. The audience knows, a MercyKill is imminent. Cut to them all leaving the house together, Shaun visibly bitter about his lack of courage.

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** Shaun grimly looking at the knife in his hand and then over to his infected step-dad. The audience knows, a MercyKill is imminent.imminent, especially with Phillip's words regarding Shaun's immaturity, "Sometimes, you have to be a man". Cut to them all leaving the house together, Shaun visibly bitter about his lack of courage.
20th Jun '17 11:32:35 PM Prometheus117
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** Diane when she [[spoiler:lets the zombie horde in so that she can rescue what's left of David]].

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** Diane when she [[spoiler:lets the zombie horde in so that she can rescue what's left of David]].David. Granted, by that point the zombies were already breaking through the windows and the backdoor, so she just sped the process up slightly]].
12th Jun '17 10:07:45 PM WildeOscar
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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: We never see how Shaun managed to give the zombies the slip when he comes back to the pub.
31st May '17 12:52:28 PM Ciara25
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* SocietyMarchesOn: Shaun and Ed decide to hide at the Winchester because it's safe[[note]]For ''now''[[/note]], they know where the exits are[[note]]not that they're likely to survive if they use them[[/note]], and Ed will be allowed to smoke. Perfectly acceptable in 2004, but smoking in pubs (and all other enclosed public spaces) in England has been illegal since 2007.



* TimeMarchesOn: Shaun and Ed decide to hide at the Winchester because it's safe[[note]]For ''now''[[/note]], they know where the exits are[[note]]not that they're likely to survive if they use them[[/note]], and Ed will be allowed to smoke. Perfectly acceptable in 2004, but smoking in pubs (and all other enclosed public spaces) in England has been illegal since 2007.
21st May '17 10:16:26 AM nombretomado
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-->'''VH1, playing "Panic" by Music/TheSmiths:''' ...Panic on the streets of London...

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-->'''VH1, -->'''Creator/VH1, playing "Panic" by Music/TheSmiths:''' ...Panic on the streets of London...
25th Apr '17 2:17:05 PM Ciara25
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* SocietyMarchesOn: Shaun and Ed decide to hide at the Winchester because it's safe[[note]]For ''now''[[/note]], they know where the exits are[[note]]not that they're likely to survive if they use them[[/note]], and Ed will be allowed to smoke. Perfectly acceptable in 2004, but smoking in pubs (and all other enclosed public spaces) in England has been illegal since 2007.


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* TimeMarchesOn: Shaun and Ed decide to hide at the Winchester because it's safe[[note]]For ''now''[[/note]], they know where the exits are[[note]]not that they're likely to survive if they use them[[/note]], and Ed will be allowed to smoke. Perfectly acceptable in 2004, but smoking in pubs (and all other enclosed public spaces) in England has been illegal since 2007.
4th Mar '17 9:01:41 PM NightShade96
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* ShoutOut: Has [[ShoutOut/ShaunOfTheDead its own page]].
4th Mar '17 6:33:16 PM NightShade96
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* ShoutOut: Many, because [[Creator/SimonPegg Pegg]] is a big zombie film fan. The opening music (over the production bits) is the same as the original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' and at the end the TV briefly says "...And reports that [[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater the disease was spread by Rage infected monkeys]] have been dismissed as total [[CurseCutShort bo-]]"
** Two other news reports muddy the waters via their own shout outs: one talks about radiation from a downed satellite in reference to ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'', and another blames GM crops in reference to the agricultural experiments from the obscure Italian flick ''Film/LetSleepingCorpsesLie''.
** Don't forget this paraphrase from the original ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'':
--->'''Ed:''' ''We're coming to get you, Barbara!''
*** Funnily enough, George Romero himself actually missed this one on his first viewing, as Edgar Wright discovered when he excitedly asked what Romero had thought of the line.
** In addition, their game of choice at the beginning was ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters2''. Free Radical reciprocated by putting some references in ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect''.
** There's also the rather appropriate use of the first few chords of "Ghost Town", by Music/TheSpecials at the start of the film?
*** And the phone ringtone blaring tinnily when Shaun is on the bus - ''Zombie Nation''.
** The restaurant Shaun is supposed to make a reservation is "Fulci's" in reference to Creator/LucioFulci, an Italian director famous for zombie movies.
** ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'' is first replicated with [[spoiler:David]] being torn in half by zombies (though he never says "Choke on it!!"), and Shaun and Liz ascend in the freight elevator at the end exactly the same way as the ending of ''Day''.
*** Also, the shot of a half-awake Shaun's shadow entering the screen before we pan up to his face, mirroring the first shot of a zombie in ''Day''.
** "The Gonk" from ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' plays at the end of the credits.
** A subtle shout-out to the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' series after Shaun discovers [[spoiler:Pete zombified in the shower]]: as he backs away in terror, he babbles "We were wondering if you'd like to ''(beat)'' join us?"
** Another subtle ''Franchise/EvilDead'' shout-out appears when Shaun arrives at work and briefly mentions a co-worker named "Ash" who called in sick that day.
** The name of the electronics store where Shaun works is called Foree Electronics, after KenForee, the lead actor from the original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978''. The restaurant where Shaun and Liz are supposed to have dinner early in the movie is called Fulci's, after ''Film/{{Zombi 2}}'' director Creator/LucioFulci.
** Shaun closing the mirror to reveal Pete reflected in it references ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''.
** In the scene where Shaun and Ed try to use [=LPs=] as a weapon against a zombie, Ed brings up Music/TheStoneRoses' ''Second Coming'', to which Shaun protests "I like it!". This is a reference to the infamous debate over whether the DarkerAndEdgier NewSoundAlbum ''Second Coming'' is as good an album as the Roses' self-titled debut.
** Every Romero zombie film has included at least one completely nude zombie. ''Pete'' honors that quota.
** Shaun shouting "Reload!" Straight from VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDead.
** The movie poster itself (as seen at the top of the page) is a reference to the back cover of ''Face the Music'', an album by ElectricLightOrchestra.
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