Allusion in modern films Ms. Mitchell’s class What is Allusion? A reference within a literary work to a historical or literary person, place or event Watch the entire movie clip before you try to guess what is being alluded to! What is this an allusion to? From “Shrek” “The Matrix” What is this an allusion to? From “17 Again” …this one too… From “The Tooth Fairy” “A Few Good Men” One more From “Toy Story” Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back This one has a lot! From “Desperate Housewives” “Adam & Eve” (1526) Egyptian Hieroglyphics "Arnolfini Wedding" (1434) "American Gothic," (1930) Roy Lichtenstein You are now… …becoming Allusion Masters, my young Padawans.