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Dean's Movie and TV Show List 
8th-Nov-2013 01:03 pm
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Dean's Movie and TV List has been updated on the Super Wiki now to include the year it was released and the genre/s. It also includes a bonus section on Star Wars references. ;)

After 9.03 I wanted to see if there were other instances when Dean didn't know a movie referenced. There are only two - in 3.08 when he doesn't understand a reference to Mary Poppins and more recently with It's A Wonderful Life. Personally, I think these are writer slip ups but it's canon now so we can draw what we want (need) from this. There are no musicals on the list and very few pre 1960's films so we can conclude the Dean isn't into musicals or older films.

Interestingly the era he quotes most movies from at the 1980s (62 of the 150+ listed). He quotes equally from the 70s, 90, and 00's (about 29 references each era). It probably says more about the writers than Dean, but I also think there's something in the fact that he would have watched a lot of 80s movies as "first time on television" while he was growing up (presumably first airing in the 90s). He might have even borrowed a lot of videos to watch because I figure a hunting life might be pretty boring when there's no hunt. And we know Dean gets bored easily.

It's no surprise that he watches a lot of horror, adventure, action and thrillers. But his list is dotted with comedies, drama, romance and family movies also. For all his badassery, he's a softy at heart.

I love all the movie/tv references in the show and it's great to see the consistency of it over the seasons. Sam does make a few references (as do many other characters), but Dean certainly gets the most. This list is only references Dean actually makes himself.

Many thanks to cassiopeia7, zebra363, celtic_forest and novakev for the awesome help with the research. *HUGS*

Stay tuned for a long (but hopefully fun) meme on Dean's movies. :D
8th-Nov-2013 05:19 am (UTC)
I envision John using the movie theatre as a babysitter quite a bit.

Thanks for putting in all this work... so interesting!

8th-Nov-2013 05:39 am (UTC)
Oh yes indeed. John would have certainly called on tv and movie theatre as a baby sitter. I haven't put the dates on the TV shows, but I'd be curious to know how many were from the 80s also - when Dean was growing up.

I'm glad you find it interesting. :))
8th-Nov-2013 05:55 am (UTC)
Awesome list....It's fun to see what all he's watched. Thanks for putting it together.
8th-Nov-2013 11:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, I got a bee in my bonnet and just had to have a list. It was actually quite fun putting it together. I'm surprised how many of these movies I've watched...

8th-Nov-2013 06:22 am (UTC)
This. Is. Amazing!!!
8th-Nov-2013 11:31 am (UTC)
:D Thanks!
8th-Nov-2013 09:45 am (UTC)
Great work!

I want to add that there are two other movie references Dean did not get: In Monster Movie Dean doesn't get it when Sam references Mina and Harker from the Dracula movies/books. That's the one that bothers me the most. I mean, c'mon Dean is a horror fan! And in Let It Bleed Dean doesn't know who H.P. Lovecraft is, which bothers me because even though Sam and Bobby are talking about the books, many of Lovecraft's stories have been made into movies, so Dean really should know him.
8th-Nov-2013 11:54 am (UTC)

And thanks for the heads up on those other two instances. I think they often use those moments for comedy and to make Dean look uneducated. It's a shame because he really does know his movies. Books maybe not so much though. From the list Dean seems to be more into 80s horror than the much earlier stuff. There's no references to classic horror films (Bride of Frankenstein is the only one he mentions) so I actually think he's not into old films (I actually think B&W films are his no-go area!).
8th-Nov-2013 11:18 am (UTC)
I love your geekery... just sayin'.
8th-Nov-2013 11:55 am (UTC)
<33 It's this damn show I tells ya!
8th-Nov-2013 03:41 pm (UTC)
It certainly is - I never cared about such things before SPN, no matter how much I loved a show.
8th-Nov-2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
PS did you notice Dean was wearing Jensen's shirt from a recent convention? Aw, clothes sharing eh?

9th-Nov-2013 12:50 am (UTC)
No I didn't in that one, but someone pointed out Jared wearing Sam's clothes at a convention once also. I find it amusing that they just take stuff out of wardrobe for the conventions. I wonder if it's because they connect them to work? Probably just convenience. :)
9th-Nov-2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
Actually I think I was seeing things there. A bit like blurring the lines between porn/fanfic and reality...it was just a shirt I think Dean wore once before, though in my defence, Sam did wear a similar one with more blue in it recently. That shirt Sam was wearing in this one was weird - blue and yellow plaid? Ick.
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