Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
when Harold says that he wishes his life was more musical, the professor says 'like west side story?"
when Harold stays with his friend Dave, the light switch to the room makes the chirping communicator sound
Dustin Hoffman dives into a pool & famous tracking shot from left to right when Harold is walking up to the clerk
Dave's apartment is made to look like the spacestation in 2001, and "Dave" is also the name of the person who switches off HAL the robot in the original film.
The shot of Karen Eiffel and Penny Escher watching the bridge in Stranger Than Fiction is similar to the one where Isaac and Mary are sitting under the bridge in Manhattan.
More than one time, Professor Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman) ask to Harold (Will Ferrell) if he have counted particular object while they are talking, tiles of the bathroom floor for example. This references the autistic behaviour of Dustin Hoffman's character in Rain Man.
When Karen Eiffel (Thompson) says "I'm not in the business of saving lives - in fact, just the opposite" she quotes Col. Jessep (Nicholson).
A DVD of this movie is shown in a promotion of other movies starring Will Ferrell available at BigPond Movies.
Imagery from the film appears in this short
The central theme is the same in both the movies.
listed as a film with Will Ferrell
Emma Thompson mentions being in this movie with Dustin Hoffman and Will Ferrell
clip shown on tv
Airing on TV
Harold Crick is shown watching part of the infamous "Mr. Creosote" sequence of this movie.
Footage airing on the TV, the audio track has been replaced with a fake, humorous commentary.
Clips shown for the review.
Will Ferrell as Harold Crick gets an honorable mention.
Stranger Than Fiction gets an honorable mention for ripping off The Twilight Zone: A World of His Own (1960).
Protagonist can hear narrator