- Dueling Movies: A four-way contest - squarely lost in the general public fame - with The Matrix, Dark City and The Thirteenth Floor.
- Fake Nationality: Jude Law as a Canadian, Christopher Eccleston as a New Yorker, Ian Holm as a Hungarian, Don McKellar as... a generically foreign man, and Robert Silverman as an Oirishman. In the final scene, they all speak in their natural accents, prompting Holm's magnificent quote: "My accent was so thick that I could hardly understand myself!"
- Hey, It's That Guy!:
- Reality Subtext: Cronenberg himself has had some pretty bad experiences with censorship, albeit not to the level of normative dogmatics trying to assassinate him.