The best place to hid something is in plain sight. That is why the workers at Uneeda Medical Supplies placed a hidden message in an eye chart in their boss’s office. It reads: “Burt is a Slave Driver and a Cheap SOAB who is going bald too HAHAH.” They “hid” it in an eye chart as a subtle nod to two facts. Namely, that Burt has poor vision and won’t “see” the message, and movie nerds have excellent vision and will comb over every frame of a movie to pull out even the most obscure details.
If you do not speak/understand Hindi and find yourself being sacrificed to Mother Kali (if we had a nickel for every time that’s happened!), here’s what to expect, say, and do. When the priest/priestess says, “Kali Ma Shakti de,” and pulls your heart from your chest, respond: “Om Namah Shivaya.” Pass out if at all possible because what comes next will cause you to load your underdrawers, and you don’t want to be that person at the human sacrifice!
Indiana couldn’t warn the natives about Belloq because he didn’t know Hovitos. In the next shot he redeems himself by shouting, “Start the engine, Jock!” to warn Jock about the natives. This is a subtle nod to his, and Jock’s, command of the English language.
Snake Plissken has scopes on both his pistol and uzi. Why? Seems like conspicuous machismo, right? (It is!) Yet, they serve a ham-fisted purpose. You see, with only one eye Snake don’t aim so gooder. So the scopes even the odds. Granted, he looks like a dork when he to use them, so, eh…
Ice T’s metal band, Body Count, provided a song for the closing credits: Body Count’s in the House. It’s a subtle and multi-layered song that is the very height of ‘90s cinematic ethos. It’s repeating verses:
Body Count. Body Count.
Body Count. Body Count…
And the chorus:
Body Count’s in the house. Body Count.
Body Count’s in the house. Body Count…