Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Title mentioned as having been shot at LA's Angel's Flight
Don mentions Mike Hammer.
One character echoes Christina's plea to "remember my name."
similar plot macguffin of glowing box
Destroyed house scene is referenced.
Sequence of meeting and assembling the various team members inspired by investigation scenes here
cited under its French name Un femme vitesse
The mysterious suitcase's glowing properties are inspired by this film.
mentioned by Lauren
The nuclear apocalypse device in the trunk of the car is inspired by the similar device from the box in the locker from 'Kiss Me Deadly'
The box and its deadly contents are referenced.
When Gabrielle opens up the "great whatsit" and gets burned up, it's just like when Belloq opens up the Ark.
Opening sequence is obviously inspired by Kiss Me Deadly
The final scene at the beach was filmed in Malibu, California at the same spot where director Robert Aldrich filmed the final scene of Kiss Me Deadly. When Blanche confesses the truth to "Baby Jane", you can see in the background that same house that was "blown up" by a mysterious box containing radioactive material in the earlier film.
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Clips shown and discussed
The opening scene of the film and the climactic scene are each seen on televisions.
footage appears throughout
a clip from the film is used during the opening "Hell" montage
The multiple explosions of the house are like in the film Kiss Me Deadly but the scene goes so far as to show different angles of the same explosion 35 times in a row, lasting about 20 seconds