History Film / TheRockyHorrorPictureShow

19th Jun '17 4:40:35 AM Bosco13
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* WeddingDay: The movie starts at Betty and Ralph's.
16th Jun '17 2:13:13 AM Bosco13
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* ShoutOut: To various Hammer Horror films as well as film companies and 1930s-50s sci-fi/horror efforts.
** In fact, the opening song "Science Fiction Double Feature" is built around this. The intro was supposed to contain film snippets of the relevant songs, but it would have cost a fortune in royalties. The shout-outs are, in order:
*** First verse: ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951'', ''Film/FlashGordonSerial'', ''Film/TheInvisibleMan''[[note]]YOU SHOULD'A SEEN HIM![[/note]], ''Film/KingKong1933'', ''Film/ItCameFromOuterSpace''
*** Chorus: ''Film/DrX''[[note]]SEX, SEX, SEX![[/note]], ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet''
*** Second verse: ''Film/{{Tarantula}}'', ''Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids''[[note]]WHAT THE FUCK IS A TRIFFID?[[/note]], ''Film/NightOfTheDemon''[[note]]Dana Andrews stared in this adaptation of ''Casting the Runes''[[/note]], ''Film/WhenWorldsCollide''.
** To Creator/MaryShelley's ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''
** And to the painting ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_gothic American Gothic]]''.
** Magenta sports the infamous ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' beehive hairdo near the end of the film.
** The disembodied lips were inspired by Man Ray's painting ''A l'heure de l'observatoire, les Amoureux'' ("Observatory Time, The Lovers").
** Rocky is called "a triumph of [Frank's] will". ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill'' is a Nazi propaganda film by Creator/LeniRiefenstahl.
** "Wound up like an E (or first string)/When we made it, did you hear a bell ring?" in ''"Planet, Schmanet Janet"'' appears to be a reference to Music/ChuckBerry's song ''"Johnny B. Goode"'' which contains the line "He could play the guitar just like a-ringing a bell."
** The black stockings and garters everyone ends up in by the end of the film may be a reference to ''Film/{{Cabaret}}''.
** Columbia's daybed scenes evoke similar ones from the once-notorious 1956 film ''Film/BabyDoll''.
** Calling Dr. Scott "von Scott" is probably a reference to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun Wernher von Braun]], who was a Nazi rocket scientist before being adopted by the US during Operation Paperclip.
** One of the partygoers looks exactly like Creator/AndyWarhol.
** A couple more resemble Divine and Yoko Ono.
13th Jun '17 6:25:01 AM Bosco13
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* EveryoneIsSatanInHell: Isaac Weishaupt wrote a book called ''It's Just a Jump to the Left: The Unauthorized Guide to Occult Symbolism in the Rocky Horror Picture Show''.
13th Jun '17 6:22:02 AM Bosco13
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* EveryoneIsSatanInHell: Isaac Weishaupt wrote a book called ''It's Just a Jump to the Left: The Unauthorized Guide to Occult Symbolism in the Rocky Horror Picture Show''.
1st Jun '17 2:06:46 PM WilliamRadarStorm
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* {{MST}}: The AudienceParticipation which the show is famous for started off when an audience member did this and the rest joined in.
29th May '17 7:23:16 AM Bosco13
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** In the original stage play, Columbia is shown accidentally opening the freezer door, and discovering Eddie.
29th May '17 7:11:43 AM Bosco13
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* MadScientistLaboratory: Frank's lab is full of [[BigElectricSwitch big electric switches]] and octagonal monitors. The tank that Rocky is born in is the same one from ''[[Film/TheCurseOfFrankenstein The Revenge Of Frankenstein]]''.
29th May '17 7:06:04 AM Bosco13
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* ScriptReadingDoors: The freezer that Eddie's trapped in opens for no reason so that he can ride out on his motorcycle and sing ''Hot Patootie''. Richard O'Brien notes this in the commentary and regrets not having Frank accidentally hitting a button or something.
2nd May '17 8:43:22 AM Bosco13
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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: The stage version plays this straight but the movie has Brad and Janet listening to Richard Nixon's resignation on the radio which would set it in 1974.
2nd May '17 8:12:41 AM Bosco13
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% It's in the character tropes* BellyButtonless: Rocky has no navel, to illustrate his nature as an artificial being.

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% %% It's in the character tropes* BellyButtonless: Rocky has no navel, to illustrate his nature as an artificial being.
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