Self-Reference

January 17, 2011

I’m trying to think of songs, movies, and books that refer to themselves. I haven’t come up with that many, so help me out.

Songs:

1. Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah

2. Weird Al, (This Song’s Just) Six Words Long

3. Blues Traveler, Hook

Movies:

1. Storytelling

2. Adaptation

3. 8 1/2  (also Stardust Memories, Deconstructing Harry, but those are copies)

4. French in Action (TV Series)

Books:

1. Sophie’s World

Blog Posts:

1. This one.

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2 Responses to “Self-Reference”

  1. Rrrobert! Says:

    Pale Fire
    “Octet” by David Foster Wallace (somewhat winkingly)

  2. Tom Says:

    Self-referential fiction is my thing!
    Shiga Naoya – At Kinosaki
    John Fante – Hail Mary
    MC Escher – Drawing Hands
    David Cronenberg – Naked Lunch
    Diego Velazquez – Las Meninas

    And more!


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