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Old 06-18-2004, 07:41 PM   #1
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something you probably dont know about Grim Fandango..

...i'm pretty sure we're all aware of the constant refrences to Casablanca in Grim Fandango. The Blue Casket and The Blue Parrot, Chowchilla Charlie as the Peter Lorre character, the crooked cop in Manny's casino, and the similarities in structure of Cafe Calavera and Rick's Cafe.

Aside, from these, there are two other large, film-noir movie references in the game that I didn't pick up on untill now.

First off, in the movie Sunset Boulevard, the most famous line uttered is, "I am big. It's the pictures that got small."

Anyone remember this one?

Glottis: I'm too big.
Manny: You're not too big; the cars are just too small!

Not to mention there was an old film noir flick titled "The Petrified Forest".


Gotta love noir.


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Old 06-20-2004, 10:41 AM   #2
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Yeah, i cought the Petrified Forest one.


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Old 06-20-2004, 06:21 PM   #3
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Check this thread out.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:49 AM   #4
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Didn't know either of those, many thanks Guybrush122!
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