Sunshine (2007) Poster



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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Riding the bomb to it's target references Slim Pickens' famous Dr Strangelove scene.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Both the scene where Mace, Capa and Harvey jet from airlock to airlock is almost identical to the scene in 2001 where Dave does the same thing, and the part where Icarus 2s voice starts to deepen and slow when the cores are pulled out is very reminiscent of HAL singing "A Bicycle Made for Two" as Dave turns him off.
Silent Running (1972)
A spaceship carrying Earth flora and ecosystems.
Dark Star (1974)
Character name (Pinback/Pinbacker). Also set on a spaceship carrying out a bomb mission.
Alien (1979)
In the scene where the crew are eating, the way they are sitting and conversing around the table (and the way the scene is shot) is almost identical to the infamous dinner scene in Alien.
Event Horizon (1997)
The transformation of the Captain of the Icarus I (Pinbacker) bears a huge resemblance to the transformation of Dr. William Weir. The scene with Pinbacker in the observation room on the Icarus II is almost identical to one scene with Dr. Weir on the bridge on the Event Horizon.

Referenced in 

Jumper (2008)
Seen on marquee in Times Square
Linkin Park: Leave Out All the Rest (2008) (Video)
The video borrows its imagery and concept from the film.
Top Gear: Episode #15.9 (2010) (TV Episode)
Film mentioned during Danny Boyle interview
DVD-R Hell: Gary Coleman: For Safety's Sake (2013) (TV Episode)
"Step one: send astronauts into space to reignite the dying sun."

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #38.3 (2007) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Kick-Ass (2010)
The shoot out scene with hit girl plays a remix of the song "Surface of the Sun" from the movie Sunshine
The Hour: Episode #7.31 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Danny Boyle's bio segment.

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