Magnolia Easter Egg - Kubrick Reference for Cruise Character

When Tom Cruise's character is about to start his 'Seduce & Destroy' seminar, he uses the Straus piece "Thus Spake Zarathustra" for his entrance.

That piece, of course, is most readily identified with the movie '2001: A Space Odyssey' by Stanley Kubrick, whom Cruise had recently worked with in 'Eyes Wide Shut'

This was quite apparently a little nod to the master by Paul Thomas Anderson, the director.

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Jake_82 writes:
Actually, this wasn't planned to be in the film, but on the shoot Cruise brought the tape in and suggested they use it, and they did.
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Shamrock writes:
Actually that song is most identifiable with the clip of when men walked on the moon.
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