Sunday, March 27, 2011

Name the movies

Crank it up! This one is for you movie buffs out there. Think I may have mentioned this in an earlier post, but I'm tickled every time I see this scene (and the rockin' music doesn't hurt).

Can you name both the movie this screen capture is from and the classic it's giving a nod to?

Update: Highlight the bars below to see the answers.

As Tokyo Five pointed out in the comments, this is a reference to This is Spinal Tap, with an amp that goes up to 11. The scene capture is from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, as Shadow said. In this particular scene, the Sex Bo-Bombs battle the Katiyanagi Twins, who at one point turn their amps up to 11.


  1. Man I'm lost...sorry :)

    Nice screen capture. ;) iS IT...INCEPTION? I LOVED the orchestra music in that!!

  2. Thanks, Chris! Not Inception, but good guess. Different genre! I'll post the answer in a day or two if no one says the answer.

  3. It'd be cheating if I gave the answer so I won't! But I just want to say this is crazy witty. I think Paul is one of four people in the world who actually caught this while watching the movie for the first time.

  4. I don't know what movie it's from, but the picture looks like a dial that goes up to "11" (but the numerals are written in kanji) I'd say the classic movie is "Spinal Tap".

    The "Anvil" documentary also has an amplifier that goes up to "11".

    I compared it to "Spinal Tap" here:

  5. Joe - Aw, always know just what to say to make me blush.

    Tokyo5 - Yes, Spinal Tap is the classic movie reference! And yes, Anvil! The Story of Anvil is a pretty cool movie, as well. Thanks for the link!