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I'm Thinking of Ending Things

In one of the opening scenes of the 2020 film I'm Thinking of Ending Things (written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, based on the book of the same title by Iain Reid), two characters -- Jake (Jesse Plemons) and Young Woman (Jessie Buckley) -- discuss William Wordsworth. The Young Woman quotes "the child is father to the man," and Jake mentions "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood" and the Lucy poems.

Blazing Saddles

In the 1974 film Blazing Saddles (dir. Mel Brooks), the song "I'm Tired," performed by Madeline Kahn, includes the lyrics "They start with Byron and Shelley / And jump on your belly / And bust your balloon."

 

Independence Day

In the 1996 film Independence Day, "When Captain Hiller [Will Smith] is talking to General Grey [Robert Loggia] about returning to El Toro, the giant screen behind them is displaying some sort of night vision display and the bottom of the screen is endlessly rotating through various numbers and stats.

Alien: Covenant

In Alien: Covenant (2017), the character David (Michael Fassbender) recites the poem "Ozymandias" and incorrectly attributes it to Byron; Walter (also played by Michael Fassbender) corrects him.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

In the Netflix film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), the section entitled "Meal Ticket" features a character billed as "The Artist" (played by Harry Melling), a man without arms or legs who performs as "The Wingless Thrush, Celebrated Thespian, Orator, and Entertainer." The opening reading from his performance is Percy Shelley's "Ozymandias."

The Lighthouse

The 2019 film The Lighthouse (dir. by Robert Eggers) has elements that parallel Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" in a direct way and Percy Shelley's Prometheus Unbound in an allegorical way, due
the fact the film is set on a rock on an island and on account of the tortuous suffering of one of the protagonists who becomes effectively the slave of the lighthouse master while hoping for release. While the ending

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