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References: what other works of art, cinematic, pictorial, literary, did this film bring to mind, and why?


This movie refers a lot to the black-and-white Hollywood monster movies and “Justice League vs. The Communists!” comics that were popular during that era, and Bird faithfully maintained some aspects of those pieces of media while subverting, analyzing, and commenting on others. 
The film’s score, as already mentioned, is directly evocative of the classical and orchestral music genres. If you like the idea of 1950s Americana combined with soul-crushing nuclear apocalypse, but want to see more of the nuclear apocalypse part, consider playing the video game Fallout 3.


...Are we bad people for writing that?

I feel like a bad person for writing that.

2017-04-12 04:27 (UTC)
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Don't think you were doing badly by writing that.

2017-04-12 06:17 (UTC)
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Not gonna lie. I cheered. The one person from Fallout who's actually around here started cheering at the mention. They also like the Iron Giant.

2017-04-12 06:44 (UTC)
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We're in utter agreement. Our fiancee& live in California. We were visiting them around Christmas, and it came back to their theatre for one magical day, and we saw it there with them and their little brother. They and their brother had seen it a million times, but it was our first and we fell in love with it.

-Axel

2017-04-13 00:29 (UTC)
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I love the Iron Giant! It's so different from the book, but still so great!

--Sneak

2017-04-13 20:30 (UTC)
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We only read it once, and it was a LONG time ago, but IIRC the giant has no memory loss and is adult in behavior, and it defeats... something... through outwitting it. Hogarth, all the human characters, the Cold War aspect, none of that is there. The book is more fable in tone.

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