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January 30th, 2006

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phoenixpfeiffer:
So this is totally random, but that's okay. I know in Four Weddings and a Funeral, they have this quote:

Henrietta: You were even sweet to me, although you thought I was an idiot.
Charles: I did not.
Henrietta: You did. I thought U2 was a type of submarine.
Charles: Well in a way you were right. Their music has a very naval quality.

and then in About a Boy, when Marcus is trying to get Will's (Hugh Grant) attention, he rings the doorbell to the music in Will's apartment, which so happens to be "Zoo Station", which is pretty random considering About a Boy is from 2002 and not in Achtung's heyday.

I think these are both pretty obscure U2 related things that happen to be in Hugh Grant movies, so i was just wondering what other obscure U2 things you guys know from movies, or even more Hugh Grant movies.
 
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From:milk_flowers
Date:January 30th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
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I noticed on an ep of Third Watch last week that there was a Joshua Tree poster on the wall of Kim's childhood room. [/random] Granted it's not a movie, but it made my fangirl-self smile :D
From:milk_flowers
Date:January 30th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
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Also, there is a discussion between Captain Bridger and Admiral Noyce regarding which was better, U2 or The Who, during an ep of SeaQuest DSV. (Mind you SeaQuest was set during 2022)

-leaves before she annoys someone-
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From:specialcamper
Date:January 30th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
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Ha, U2 versus The Who... My friend and I have that argument almost everyday.
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From:kernelm
Date:January 30th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
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From:miocaro
Date:January 30th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
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The scene in "About a Boy" is actually straight out of the book, "Achtung Baby" and all, and has nothing really to do with Hugh Grant except that who else would have so perfectly played that character?
From:phoenixpfeiffer
Date:January 31st, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm a Nick Hornby fan so I've read the book a few times but I've never noticed the Achtung refrence in the book, maybe I missed it? I'm curious now so I just looked through the book another time and still can't find it so if you know where it is and could let me know where it is that would be awesome. Thanks. And Hugh Grant is really perfect in that role. And too bad they couldn't use all the Nirvana stuff from the book and had to pretty much take out most of the Ellie character.
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From:aloneinthelight
Date:January 31st, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC)
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fucking love that icon...how've you been?
From:phoenixpfeiffer
Date:February 1st, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
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ah thanks. i've been pretty good, how are you??
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From:aloneinthelight
Date:February 1st, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
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excellent....still trying to work out a trade for the Charlotte show. I'll send you a copy when i get it!
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From:thanks4thefish
Date:January 30th, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
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One of my favorite obscure U2 references is from A Night at the Roxbury.

When Will Ferrell wakes up Chris Kattan by shoving a liquorice stick up his nose, there is a Pop CD, out of its case, sitting on the shelf behind Kattan's bed.
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From:specialcamper
Date:January 30th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
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Ha, I just watched Four weddings and a Funeral on friday, and About a boy last night.
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From:_underwhelmed
Date:January 30th, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
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Well given that About a Boy was *written* in 'Achtung's heyday', and Nick Hornby is a big music nerd in general it isn't too out of place.
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From:rockstarsex
Date:January 31st, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
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'wild honey' is in the movie vanilla sky.

and in bret easten ellis's book american psycho there is a chapter in which pat bateman and his buds go to a U2 concert. check it out.
From:sabneraznik
Date:January 31st, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
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Shoot, I can't remember the name of it. Man Of The House? with Ferra Fawcett. Not a Hugh Grant movie. Anyway, the boy who is the main character has the Achtung Baby trabant on his bedroom door. In King Ralf, the woman who is the stripper has a poster on her wall, Joshua Tree or Rattle and Hum. Mr. Deeds- Bono plays a bum.
From:sabneraznik
Date:January 31st, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)
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Oh, and the madaliene L'Engle movie- about time and space hopping- there is a walk on poster in the last scene.
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From:fagerstrom
Date:January 31st, 2006 05:22 am (UTC)
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Wait, what? In Mr. Deed's (The Adam Sandler movie I'm assuming) Bono plays a bum? I've seen that movie a 1000 times...why have a never noticed this? I've heard the song the sweetest thing in there but have never seen the coolness himself.
From:sabneraznik
Date:February 1st, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
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It's immediately afterward- he tells the kids to be like him and quit school, then laughs histerically.

The Madeliene L'Engel movie is called a Wrinkle In Time. And there are scores of references in The Commitments.
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From:fagerstrom
Date:January 31st, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)
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In the Robin Williams movie, Mrs. Doubtfire, the daughter has a U2 poster from the Achtung Baby era in her room. It's a nice poster too and I really really want it.
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From:neptunepirate
Date:February 1st, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
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In Ferris Bueller's Day Off doesn't Cameron have a framed War album cover by his phone? I love that...

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