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1 The Allusion Game

2 What to do: For each scene or song that will appear, you will want to pay attention to the use of allusion. After the clip, you will be asked a question in reference to that allusion.

3 Scene 1: Scion commercial watch?v=vmRTN2Ws1HU Watch the following commercial:

4 In the Scion high voltage commercial, why is the allusion of Zeus used? A. To demonstrate the power of the Scion B. To insinuate that the Scion is powered by Zeus’s high voltage bolts. C. To show that even the top Greek god will use this car. D. All of the above

5 In the scion high voltage commercial, why is the allusion of Zeus used? A. To demonstrate the power of the Scion B. To insinuate that the Scion is powered by Zeus’s high voltage bolts. C. To show that even the top Greek god will use this car. D. All of the above

6 Scene 2: Spaceballs Watch first minute: watch?v=9X4X3XcLyco

7 Spaceballs alludes to what famous science-fiction film? A. E.T. B. Star Trek C. Star Wars D. Galactic Starship

8 Spaceballs alludes to what famous science-fiction film? A. E.T. B. Star Trek C. Star Wars D. Galactic Starship

9 Name three of the Star Wars’ characters alluded to in this scene.

10 Name three of the characters alluded to in this scene. C3PO Princess Leia Darth Vader

11 Scene 3: “American Pie” Listen to the following song (first minute): watch?v=uAsV5-Hv-7U-

12 Who is the him in “I can’t remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride?” A. Elvis Presley B. Jerry Lee Lewis C. Buddy Holly D. John Lennon

13 Who is the him in “I can’t remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride?” A. Elvis Presley B. Jerry Lee Lewis C. Buddy Holly D. John Lennon

14 How does the allusion in “American Pie” help to define the theme?

15 In the song “American Pie,” the reference to Buddy Holly helps to define the issue of loss in “American Pie.” Buddy Holly was the “next Elvis Presley” who stole the show with his antics and guitar. His plane crashed unexpectedly and ended his life with two other singers. Many thought that this would be the end to rock-n-roll. This unexpected death and “widow” lead to Don McLean’s song about his own end of innocence. It defines the idea that we may not live long. To see Buddy Holly: Did you restate the ? and answer it? Did you provide evidence and explain it?

16 Scene 4: Finding Nemo watch?v=BN2doCD3YJw Watch the following scene from Finding Nemo:

17 To what famous recovery group does the scene allude?

18 Alcoholics Anonymous

19 Why does the writer use the Alcoholics Anonymous allusion A. To create tension between the sharks and fish since they are luring them in. B. To define that though the sharks want to eat fish, they may not during a meeting just like an alcoholic may not drink during a meeting C. To show that it is not easy for a shark to not eat fish and that community is important to overcome instinct. D. All of the above

20 Why does the writer use the Alcoholics Anonymous allusion A. To create tension between the sharks and fish since they are luring them in. B. To define that though the sharks want to eat fish, they may not during a meeting just like an alcoholic may not drink during a meeting C. To show that it is not easy for a shark to not eat fish and that community is important to overcome instinct. D. All of the above

21 Scene 5: “So Good” Listen to the first 1:40 of this song: watch?v=NsqFM5Nuv3o watch?v=NsqFM5Nuv3o

22 Name two artists (music or visual) that B.o.B. uses as allusion.

23 Michelangelo Gershwin Picasso DaVinci

24 What do the allusions tell you about the girl?

25 With what do we start? Then what? Next step after that?

26 Scene 6: Another B.o.B., “Magic” Listen to the first 21 seconds for the first allusion and the whole song for a litany of others.

27 To what is the allusion in the first twenty seconds referring? A. Midas B. Pan C. Zeus D. Narcissus

28 To what is the allusion in the first twenty seconds referring? A. Midas B. Pan C. Zeus D. Narcissus

29 Why does B.o.B. refer to Evil Kenevil? A. To show that he has a devilish side B. To show that he is daring C. To show that he might die some day D. To develop the peacemaker in him

30 Why does B.o.B. refer to Evil Kenevil? A. To show that he has a devilish side B. To show that he is daring C. To show that he might die some day D. To develop the peacemaker in him

31 Scene 7: Shark Tales Watch the first 1:54 of the film: watch?v=ojuthg96jBI&featu re=endscreen&NR=1 watch?v=ojuthg96jBI&featu re=endscreen&NR=1

32 How is the allusion to Jaws ironic? A. The sharks fight each other. B. The people aren’t afraid of the sharks. C. The shark is really kind. D. The shark loves the song and waits to swim with it.

33 How is the allusion to Jaws ironic? A. The sharks fight each other. B. The people aren’t afraid of the sharks. C. The shark is really kind. D. The shark loves the song and waits to swim with it.

34 Scene 8: “Kryptonite” watch?v=pRvbxLlUexU watch?v=pRvbxLlUexU Listen to first 1:25:

35 Why is the song entitled “Kryptonite”?

36 Why is the song entitled “Kryptonite”? The song is entitled “Kryptonite” to show that though the singer is referred to as Superman, he has a weakness and fear. “If I go crazy, then will you still call me Superman?” He feels like he has a weakness that he must hide but wants to show. This weakness is his kryptonite. What parts of a constructed response are used? What problem does this have?

37 Scene 9: Not Another Vampire Movie Watch the first 45 seconds of this preview: watch?v=ksJvEH-R_ew watch?v=ksJvEH-R_ew

38 Name the film this movie alludes to, and three images that show similarities between the parody and the original.

39 This movie refers to Twilight. Similarities: Families, appearances, craving blood, strength, setting

40 Scene 10: Listen to “That Don’t Impress Me Much” watch?v=mqFLXayD6e8&o b=av2e- watch?v=mqFLXayD6e8&o b=av2e- Listen to 1:40 of this song.

41 What is Shania Twain saying about her type of man when she speaks of Brad Pitt? A. She is looking for a guy as good looking as she is. B. She wants a guy who is philanthropic. C. She wants a guy who doesn’t just worry about looks. D. She wants a guy who is ugly.

42 What is Shania Twain saying about her type of man when she speaks of Brad Pitt? A. She is looking for a guy as good looking as she is. B. She wants a guy who is philanthropic. C. She wants a guy who doesn’t just worry about looks. D. She wants a guy who is ugly.

43 Scene 11: “I’m a Go Getta” Watch the first 49 seconds of this photo montage, paying attention to the lyrics of Lil Wayne’s “I’m a Go Getta”

44 Why does Lil Wayne refer to Michael Phelps in this song? Use picture clues and song lyrics to prove your point.

45 Why does Lil Wayne refer to Michael Phelps in this song? Use picture clues and song lyrics to prove your point. Lil Wayne starts his song dedicating it to Michael Phelps because he sees himself as a winner like Phelps. Phelps won more gold medals as mentioned in one of the pictures, and he showed the spirit of winning in the Olympics. In the song he talked about how his “mind was on succeed,” similar in idea to Michael Phelps. The title of the song “I’m a Go Getta” reflects why Lil Wayne used Michael Phelps.

46 Watch scene 11: “Please Don’t Leave Me” Watch the video “Please Don’t Leave Me.” When you know what horror film it alludes to, raise your hand. watch?v=eocCPDxKq1o&o b=av3n watch?v=eocCPDxKq1o&o b=av3n

47 Watch scene 11: “Please Don’t Leave Me” Watch the video “Please Don’t Leave Me.” When you know what horror film it alludes to, raise your hand. Misery

48 Final Scene It: Shrek 2 Keep a list of ten allusions that you spot in this preview: watch?v=V6X5ti4YlG8 watch?v=V6X5ti4YlG8

49 In a well thought- out constructed response, explain how allusions are used in Shrek 2.

50 For additional fun: 1. Madagascar 1; Alex mimics Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes 2. Epic Movie; trailer includes allusions to Narnia, Snakes on a Plane, Paris Hilton, Harry Potter, Willy Wonka, X-Men, Cribs, Pirates of the Caribbean, Superman, and Borat 3, Not Another Teen Movie; trailer includes allusions to She’s All That, Save the Last Dance, American Pie, Pulp Fiction, Never Been Kissed, Bring It On, Cruel Intentions, Varsity Blues, possibly others (Several allusions from "Shark Tale" with pictures of the actual film, etc. alluded to: Benny Hill theme song, “A Few Good Men,” “Jerry Maguire” etc) 4. (Several allusions from "Shark Tale" with pictures of the actual film, etc. alluded to: Benny Hill theme song, “A Few Good Men,” “Jerry Maguire” etc)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4SN1b57uLM 5. (Shark Tale reference to Titanic at beginning of clip)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi4ebLGfuQY 6, NR=1 (“Jaws” theme song, reference to “Cry Freedom”, Katie Current (Katie Couric), Martha Sturgis (Martha Stewart), GUP clothing store (GAP), Hollywood Stars with “Fish” characters like Mussel Crowe, Jessica Shrimpson, etc. Fish “taxis” speaking foreign language, Coral Cola (Coca-cola), reference to Oscar Myer bologna) STOP at 5:40 NR= (Austin Powers trailer with allusion to Star Wars)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WECV6sjrd5Q 8. GLAMOROUS by Fergie has allusion to Robin Leech and "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous“ 9. Hey Juliethttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT-a6tHcHdk don’t let me get mehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnuTG5ygaow-


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