Single Proposition: Casting Gag
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Separate Casting Gag
from Actor Allusion
and Actor-Shared Background
in terms of scale (as described in post 39):
- Casting Gag is a scenario where an entire role mirrors/parodies an entire previous role or RL situation of the actor. A conscious casting choice can be assumed. This can also apply to cameos.
- Actor Allusion is reserved for deliberate yet rather isolated throw-away references to previous works/roles.
- Actor-Shared Background is for details a character shares with the actor playing it.
So having Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd together in Spin City
is a Casting Gag
; them checking their watches◊
would be an Actor Allusion
Examples from post 29 in this light:
- This isn't the first film where Actor steals a personís body.
- Actor X's character tries to make a homemade silencer only to make the gun louder. In Movie Y, his character tried to make the first silencer with the same results.
- The trucker in the movie is played by Actor X, who voiced Character Y in the '90s cartoon version
- In The Stinger, Magneto warns of "dark forces approaching," which is from The Lord of the Rings.
- In Movie X, the actor playing the T-800, had previously played Arnold Schwarzenegger in Movie Y.
- Actor X, who was an over the hill, forgotten silent movie actress, plays here an over the hill silent movie actress.
- Larry Hagman playing a Texas billionaire.
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