A Few of the Fingerprints on the ‘World of Tomorrow’ Universe

Note from Don Hertzfeldt, November 2020:

hi everyone,

here’s a little list of movies that in one way or another have made a mark on the world of tomorrow universe.

world of tomorrow was written by a lifelong fan of science-fiction who never had the opportunity to write science-fiction before, so each episode so far has felt like a ridiculous, desperate geyser of ideas that had been backed up for years. and there have been so many intersecting influences from other movies, books, and music that trying to follow the thread of one particular idea into the past often just leads back to big confusing jumbled balls of christmas lights.

but some of the threads are easier to follow. many…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Alien
  • Blade Runner
  • The Big Snit
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Cockaboody
  • Coney
  • Creature Comforts
  • The Departed
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Forbidden Planet
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Fly
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • GoodFellas
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • La Jetée
  • Michael Clayton
  • The Mission
  • Life of Brian
  • Multiplicity
  • Peter Pan
  • RoboCop
  • The Shining
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions
  • Spaceballs
  • Special Delivery
  • Stranger Than Paradise