Angels in America (TV Mini-Series 2003– ) Poster

(2003– )


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Edited from 

Godzilla (1998)
clips used

Edited into 

Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner (2006)
footage from "Angels in America" appears in Wrestling with Angels


Top Hat (1935)
"Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" plays as a man wearing a top hat dances
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
Moving candlesticks and busts in a dream sequence of a character who has just been reading a book entitled "Cocteau"
Stairway to Heaven (1946)
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).
The Fountainhead (1949)
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.
Orpheus (1950)
music from this movie is played during the Cocteau dream
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
quotes liberally from the "I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille" scene
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
A line of dialogue references a famous quote from this film.
Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
Multiple references in Chapter One where Prior first discloses his HIV status to Louis
The Twilight Zone (1959) (TV Series)
"You're still an honorary citizen of The Twilight Zone."
The Bullwinkle Show (1960) (TV Series)
"Talk to him yourself, Bullwinkle."
The Addams Family (1964) (TV Series)
"And you look like Morticia Addams."
National Geographic Specials (1965) (TV Series)
"It's my own National Geographic special."
The Hollywood Squares (1965) (TV Series)
Batman (1966) (TV Series)
man called Batman
Mr. Wizard (1971) (TV Series)
"Very interesting, Mr. Wizard."
The Exorcist (1973)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Pacino says "You broke my heart."
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)
(said to valium addict) "And you're dancing as fast as you can."
She (1984)
Great Performances: Cats (1998) (TV Episode)
Pacino talks about this musical

Referenced in 

Biography: Al Pacino: Inside Out (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator. Still frame featured.
Hollywood Flies (2005)
billboard ad for the miniseries
Munich: The Mission - The Team (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
One of the miniseries referenced by Sally Field pior to presenting the Best Miniseries Emmy.
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) (TV Special)
By announcer, as Meryl Streep walked to stage.
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Neil Patrick Harris when introducing miniseries and movie categories.
The Simpsons: Elementary School Musical (2010) (TV Episode)
The acting camp kids put on "Angels in America."
Hagan Reviews: Eat the Schoolgirl (2012) (TV Episode)
"That was an Angels in America reference."
The Journey to Lincoln (2013) (Video)
Mentioned by Tony Kushner.
Looking: Looking Down the Road (2015) (TV Episode)
Lynn and Matthew talk about a production of the show which Lynn funded.


The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
on TV in hospital
The Sun Also Rises (1957)
Clip shown in TV

Featured in 

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) (TV Special)
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Clips throughout ceremony.
The Daily Show: Evan Bayh (2008) (TV Episode)
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).
Making the Boys (2011)
Film clip shown as example of gay filmmaking, Tony Kushner is credited as playright.
Brows Held High: Angels in America (2011) (TV Episode)
the mini-series is reviewed
The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017) (TV Special)
Cecil B. DeMille Award presentation for Meryl Streep.


The Wizard of Oz (1939)
When Prior wakes up from his dream he starts quoting directly from Wizard of Oz

Spoofed in 

30 Rock: Subway Hero (2008) (TV Episode)
The scene where Harper is sitting in the snow is spoofed.

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