Angels in America (2003 TV Mini-Series)
footage from "Angels in America" appears in Wrestling with Angels
"Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" plays as a man wearing a top hat dances
Moving candlesticks and busts in a dream sequence of a character who has just been reading a book entitled "Cocteau"
The ranks of desks in heaven. Also the general format of the heavenly tribunal where the character decides whether he is to live or die (though the latter could also be Le testament d'Orphee).
Louis says to Joe that their fight "was like a sex scene in an Ayn Rand novel," referring to the scene in The Fountainhead with Howard, Dominique, and the riding crop.
music from this movie is played during the Cocteau dream
quotes liberally from the "I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille" scene
A line of dialogue references a famous quote from this film.
Multiple references in Chapter One where Prior first discloses his HIV status to Louis
"You're still an honorary citizen of The Twilight Zone."
"Talk to him yourself, Bullwinkle."
"And you look like Morticia Addams."
"It's my own National Geographic special."
man called Batman
"Very interesting, Mr. Wizard."
Pacino says "You broke my heart."
(said to valium addict) "And you're dancing as fast as you can."
Pacino talks about this musical
Mentioned by narrator. Still frame featured.
billboard ad for the miniseries
One of the miniseries referenced by Sally Field pior to presenting the Best Miniseries Emmy.
By announcer, as Meryl Streep walked to stage.
Mentioned by Neil Patrick Harris when introducing miniseries and movie categories.
The acting camp kids put on "Angels in America."
"That was an Angels in America reference."
Mentioned by Tony Kushner.
Lynn and Matthew talk about a production of the show which Lynn funded.
on TV in hospital
Clip shown in TV
Clips throughout ceremony.
A clip of the Angel of America (Emma Thompson) and Hannah Pitt (Meryl Streep) having sex with fireworks exploding in the background is shown as part of a Daily Show parody of the Democratic National Convention' biographical film for Barack Obama (during a part in which the voiceover says that every time Obama speaks, an angel has an orgasm).
Film clip shown as example of gay filmmaking, Tony Kushner is credited as playright.
the mini-series is reviewed
When Prior wakes up from his dream he starts quoting directly from Wizard of Oz
The scene where Harper is sitting in the snow is spoofed.