* AdaptationDisplacement: Mostly in France. ''"Wait, there was a book?"''
* CultClassic: Critical flop in the USA (grossing only $400,000 at the box office) but standard fodder for film appreciation circles.
* MarySuetopia: Played with in the movie.
* NightmareFuel: The shot of the lifeless Gandaharians in the future.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Totalitarianism?