‘Everything Everywhere’ Movie Makers Reveal The Easter Eggs You Missed

The creators of the film that crosses the multiverse everything everywhere at once have confirmed that there are hidden Easter eggs that viewers have yet to grasp.

The Michelle Yeoh-directed film follows a mother and laundry owner struggling with her marriage, until her mind is opened to alternate versions of herself across the multiverse. everything everywhere It has already proven to be a hit at the box office with audiences and critics alike raving.

Written and directed by the same duo behind swiss Army Man, Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known collectively as “Daniels,” the film stars Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis, James Hong, and Jenny Slate, among many others. The soundtrack is in charge of the band Son Lux and has the participation of David Byrne, André 3000 and Randy Newman as well.

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Daniel “Dan” Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known as “Daniels,” wrote and directed the highly rated new movie “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”
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In the infinite possibilities through the multiverse of everything everywhere at oncethe public sees dozens of realities with increasingly imaginative and extravagant results.

The creators of the movie included tons of references like nods to Pixar, Yeoh’s real life career, 2001: a space odyssey and more, but some references are more subtle and have not yet been found.

news week spoke with Daniels and with Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia and Ian Chang of the band Son Lux.

Easter Eggs Collaborators

“I think some of the Easter Eggs we do to boost our morale,” Scheinert said news weekexplaining why they included so many subtle references in everything everywhere at once. “And we also gave all the department heads permission to have fun. We’re not going to be the type of director who has an extremely specific vision that it’s best not to deviate from.”

The Daniels confirmed that their production designer, Jason Kisvarday, would be throwing references through props that they weren’t even aware of at the time. “They just sneak things in there. There are things that we don’t even know that people have been pointing out.”

repo man

“One that no one has pointed out yet is why Jason [Kisvarday] is a big fan of repo manKwan said. news week. repo man is a 1984 science fiction film starring Harry Dean Stanton and Emilio Estevez.

“In repo man, they didn’t have any product labels because they didn’t have the rights, Kwan said. Scheinert added: “They use the same label for all products.”

“It’s all the same. It’s like a white background with a blue line and very simple text, and it just says ‘beer’ or ‘milk’ or ‘cereal,'” Kwan continued. “For Jason, as a production designer, it’s the most fun in the world for him.

“So the lipstick that Waymond (Ke Huy Quan) eats has exactly the same style [as Repo Man] and it just says ‘chapstick’. We let Jason have fun,” Kwan said.

Music videos

Before making big-budget movies, Daniels created music videos for various bands, including Manchester Orchestra, Foster the People, The Shins, and Tenacious D.

They remember how the production designer added things as a testament to their previous work. “He snuck in one or two props, […] as many of our different music videos as he could,” Scheinert confirmed. “So, like in the apartment, there’s like three or four props from three or four different music videos.”

“And no one has found that because no one sits down and records all [the items]Kwan said.

Super Smash Bros.

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“Everything Everywhere All At Once” is full of subtle references, including some to the 1984 movie “Repo Man” and the Nintendo game “Super Smash Bros.”
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Kwan’s personal favorite Easter egg is taken from a classic Nintendo fighting game.

“I say my favorite insert that people have been asking about is the little finger fight moment when [Evelyn] hit the guy in the air, I don’t know if you’re a player? But that is Super Smash Bros.Kwan said. “It’s the sound of the home run bat that when you get a knockout.”

“We created our own very similar sound,” Scheinert added.

Kwan said, “Things like that, when people come up, I’m like ‘oh, this is so much fun’.”

‘Absolutely (A Girl’s Story)’

Writers and directors Daniels weren’t the only ones who managed to hide some Easter Eggs in everything everywhere at once—the band Son Lux also slipped in some audio references.

There are some obvious references to existing songs and themes, such as It is always sunny in philadelphiaClair de Lune, and a more obvious one for the band Nine Days.

“A girl’s story, that’s all I’m going to say,” Chang said. news week, “Beware A Girl’s Story”. Bhatia added, “And the many Story of a Girl universes.”

Nine Days’ “Absolutely (Story of a Girl)” was used on several hit ’90s shows like Daria and Dawson’s Creek, during Daniels and Son Lux’s formative years.

After some coaxing, Chang opened up further: “So that song is something that actually repeats throughout the movie, but it’s always in the background. And the lyrics, well, I don’t want to give away too much, but it’s seasoned. throughout.

“It’s like a wink from the filmmakers. That’s Daniels all the time,” Chang said.

In terms of what they noticed while watching the film, Bhatia said she loved seeing even the smallest details, like a funny sticky note on Jamie Lee Curtis’ character’s desk.

Daniels and Son Lux only scratched the surface of the film, as there are dozens, maybe hundreds of Easter Eggs hidden within. Everything everywhere at once.

The A24 film is already in theaters around the world.

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