Raising Arizona, did anyone else notice this?

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  1. Ryan Hawke

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    I was watching Raising Arizona and couldn't help but notice the door of the bathroom. It had both OPE and POE spray painted on it. This appeared to me as an homage to Dr. Strangelove by the Coen brothers (purity of essence and the code were represented). Did anyone else notice this? Does anyone know the full story behind this? Or am I just reading too far into some silly gas station bathroom graffiti? [​IMG]
     
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    The Coen brothers are fans of many directors and include little homages here and there. That was a little reference to Kubrick.
    Here is some more information:
    http://us.imdb.com/Trivia?0093822
     
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    One of my favorites along these lines is in Fargo; when the two kidnappers are chasing Jerry's wife through the house and she rips down the shower curtain, there's a Bernard Hermann music cue from Psycho.
     
  5. Ryan Hawke

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    Greg, thanks for the link, this is great stuff!
     
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    After some minor confusion about where this thread properly belongs, it has now been permanently relocated to Movies. Sorry for any confusion.
    M.
     
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    Yes the Coens have even mentioned that reference before. Very intentional and clever.

    Good catch to see it without knowing to pay attention.
     

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