Waking Life (2001) Poster



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Nashville (1975)
Black Moon (1975)
The film described as a "lost" $2.5M effort by Billy Wilder.
Dreams (1990)
Slacker (1991)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
The smiley face logo from Dazed and Confused's poster appears on the scoreboard of the pinball game.
Myst (1993) (Video Game)
The falling man on Myst apears on Waking Life
SubUrbia (1996)
When the main character walks into the convenience store where the store employee is the same man who was driving the boat car earlier in the film, the employee is wearing a uniform with a "Circle A" logo, the same as the logo for the Circle A convenience store where the main characters in SubUrbia spent most of their time.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Poster featured on refrigerator as protagonist makes cereal
After Life (1998)
Snack and Drink (2000) (Short)

Referenced in 

Thirteen (2003)
A postcard of this film can be seen in the kitchen
Before Sunset (2004)
The characters were featured not only in "Before Sunrise", but also "Waking Life", continuing conversations held in the first film. Also the line spoken by Celine in the boat that "We're just characters in that old lady's dream. She's on her deathbed, fantasizing about her youth." refers to the concept of Waking Life
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
One Minutes (2009)
Rotoscope animation and speech referencing Waking Life director Richard Linklater
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Bloom & Gloom (2015) (TV Episode)
Apple Bloom's inability to escape a dream comes from this film.
Time Is Art: Synchronicity and the Collective Dream (2015)
The movie is an inspiration in terms of style.


Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Series)
Dreams (1990)

Featured in 

Anatomy of a Scene: Waking Life (2001) (TV Episode)
Siskel & Ebert: The Best of 2001 (2002) (TV Episode)
Ebert's #6 pick.
American Prince (2009)
Segments featured and getting talked about by Steven Prince.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: A Scanner Darkly (2015) (TV Episode)
Another Richard Linklater film that uses rotoscoping animation, clips shown.

Spoofed in 

My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)
brief animation sequence spoofing the film

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