Glass Onion is one of the highly anticipated films of this year, and it certainly did not disappoint fans of its predecessor “Knives Out”.
Here we present a collection of references and clever details that were hidden in this brilliant film.
1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt made a cameo appearance as the voice doing “doong” every hour
Actor Joseph Gordon Levitt has a ‘recurring cameo’ in all of Ryan Johnson’s films.
On occasion, Joseph lends his voice to the “Duong”, which rings out every hour at Miles’ mansion.
2. What is the meaning of the symbol appearing on the invitations?
The invitation to the hero contains a symbol to “drive away the evil eye”.
The symbol is very popular in Greece, which is where the story takes place.
3. Dave Bautista’s character has superhero tattoos, including one from ‘The Avengers’
Duke Cody, Dave Bautista’s character, is an impressive man full of tattoos, however, these tattoos are Dave Bautista’s tattoos in real life.
Avengers tattoos are also shown on his fingers in the film.
4. Miles has a painting that references “Fight Club”
Miles has a painting of himself, which depicts him shirtless and with well-defined muscles.
This is a reference to the roles played by Edward Norton and Brad Pitt in Fight Club.
5. Thousands copy Steve Jobs outfit to harshly criticize the late Apple CEO
In one scene, we see Miles wearing a black sweater and blue jeans. Steve Jobs’ favorite outfit.
However, far from being a tribute, it is a critique, as Miles was a ‘copycat’ who took someone else’s idea, made it his own, and then fired the creators. Just like Steve Jobs did.
6. One of the glass structures is a reference to the circle of knives from the first film.
Miles’ mansion houses a round glass statue, similar to the knife statue from the first film.
The statue almost does not survive being thrown to the ground at the end of the film.
7. Birdie’s mask is inspired by the mask worn by Lana Del Rey
The story takes place in the middle of a pandemic, so the guests come with masks, however, Birdie’s mask is ridiculous.
The mask is similar to the one Lana Del Rey used at the beginning of the pandemic, and for which she was severely criticized.
8. The painting of the Mona Lisa is a reference to the painting in the first movie.
The Mona Lisa painting is a very important item in the story, although it is a reference to the first film.
In “Knives Out”, Harlan Thrombey’s painting was a very recurring item in the film.