Side-by-side comparisons of ‘Stranger Things’ and its movie inspirations

07.27.16 6 months ago

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Netflix's Stranger Things is the hit of the summer, and that's thanks in part to the nostalgia it brings to mind for a lot of people. You probably noticed a lot of nods to films of the past while watching but check out this side-by-side comparison.

Besides its fantastic cast and the nostalgia factor, I also really appreciated Stranger Things' score (which, funny enough, made me think a lot of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire score). Vimeo user Ulysse Thevenon utilizes the main theme by the group Survive (Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, who also worked on Adam Wingard's The Guest) in his video detailing just a few of the many '70s and '80s films referenced in the series.

While it leaves out more modern movie references, this is a pretty fun project. The most obvious newer film that comes to mind for me is Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin starring Scarlett Johansson. The black, glassy water world Eleven slips into when she's in the sensory-deprivation chamber seems pulled directly from that. What else did you pick up on?

(via The Mary Sue)

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