What are all the movie references in Roku’s Movie Magic screensaver?
Starting with the background layer, specifically with the sunrise in the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge, I see (scribbled in haste, so some may be a little out of order):
The sun, the Golden Gate Bridge, the aurora, all of which are referenced in countless shows.
Then there’s a pirate ship surrounded by tentacles, which is a nod to Pirates of the Caribbean (and probably also to many other pirate and sea monster movies).
Seattle’s Space Needle is next, but I don’t know what that reference is to.
Then we have King Kong fighting off airplanes atop the Empire State Building.
In the water again, we have a boat, the Orca, and a dorsal fin from Jaws.
There’s a big ferris wheel next. The London Eye? Not sure what the reference is.
Next is a UFO above Big Ben. Independence Day, I imagine.
The Death Star from Star Wars floats overhead.
Then we have Mary Poppins umbrella-flying over the Hollywood(land) sign (numerous big-screen portrayals).
The Titanic is in the water (several films).
The Eiffel Tower is next, featured in many shows.
A volcano and a dragon is next, probably a reference to The Lord of the Rings, but taken individually, to any disaster movie about volcanoes (Dante’s Peak) or dragons (NeverEnding Story).
The Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz is next, surrounded by what look like Egyptian pyramids (many movies).
Then there’s a blimp or dirigible, but I don’t get the reference.
Next is the island from that show with the volleyball (Cast Away).
Spider-Man swings through Metropolis. I guess it might also be Tarzan.
A giant robot is next. It looks familiar, but I can’t place it.
Next is a submarine. It doesn’t look like any depiction of Nemo’s Nautilus I’ve seen, so it might be from any of the submarine shows like The Hunt for Red October.
There’s an odd building in the background that kinda reminds me of Batman.
Another odd building with a craft looks like another nod to Star Wars… is that the Millennium Falcon?
What look like the Devil’s Tower from Close Encounters and the Daily Planet offices from Superman are next.
Another sea monster / robot. Mechagodzilla, I guess.
And last is Alcatraz, the setting for many shows.
Spread throughout are several buildings I don’t recognize from real life or from the movies.
The foreground is more complicated–the buildings aren’t in the same order from one pass to the next. So in no particular order:
There is a lamppost and an umbrella from Singin’ in the Rain.
A barber shop. Don’t know the reference.
A small cafe with outdoor seating. Unknown reference.
A courthouse. Is that the one from Back to the Future. Outside is Doctor Who’s TARDIS.
A section of electric billboards. I don’t know the reference, if there is one.
What looks like the mansion from The Addams Family.
A movie theater. Could be a reference, might not.
A factory I’m guessing is from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. What might be Oompa-Loompas are in a loading bay and on the roof.
Outside is another glowy-eyed creature in a garbage can. Probably Oscar the Grouch from the Muppets films. Could just be another Oompa-Loompa. (I think there’s another Oompa-Loompa on one of the other buildings, but I forgot where.)
The Roku headquarters. Probably not a movie reference.
There is a diner that looks familiar, but I can’t quite place it.
There is what appears to be a police station. If it’s not generic, I don’t get the reference.
I think that’s all of the foreground buildings.