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References 

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
While discussing Taxi Driver and the Reagan assassination attempt, Mary Harron says "If I'm drawn to exploring the darker side of human nature, does that mean I shouldn't do it and should only make It's a Wonderful Life?"
Z Cars (1962) (TV Series)
Blake Morrison says "There's always this worry with images that they make want to go and copy what you've seen, I can remember as a child copying things that I'd seen on Z Cars."
If.... (1968)
Mentioned by William Boyd and Malcolm McDowell.
The Devils (1971)
Mentioned by Alexander Walker and Ken Penry and a still is shown.
Straw Dogs (1971)
Mentioned by Alexander Walker and Ken Penry and a still is shown.
Super Fly (1972)
Still photo shows title on the marquee of the Warner West End cinema, next to A Clockwork Orange.
The Exorcist (1973)
Mark Kermode mentions the panic about this film in the 1970s.
Taxi Driver (1976)
Discussing the issue of copycat violence, Mary Harron mentions this film and the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan that it allegedly inspired.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Sam Mendes points out the clear parallel between the scene where the droogs walking in slow motion along the river path and the opening credits sequence in Reserviour Dogs.
American History X (1998)
Tony Kaye is credited as "Director: American History X".
American Beauty (1999)
Sam Mendes as credited as "Director: American Beauty" and says Alex's voiceover was an influence how on he handled Lester's voiceover.
American Psycho (2000)
Mary Harron is credited as "Director: American Psycho" and sits in front of a wall of posters for this film.

Features 

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Clips shown - subject of documentary.

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