1. The opening sequence is just one long, seamless tracking shot
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    You can hear Fred Ward's character talking about his appreciation for the 6.5 minute opening shot of "Touch of Evil" as Altman takes us through his own 8 minute opening. I read somewhere that the dialogue was completely improvised.
  2. This painting at the studio that looks like 'Mr. DeMille' directing Norma in "Sunset Blvd."
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  3. Jeremy Piven pre-Ari Gold giving a tour to some visitors on the lot
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  4. "So it's kind of a psychic, political, thriller comedy with a heart." "With a heart, not unlike Ghost meets Manchurian Candidate."
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    Not going to lie, I wish this movie was real.
  5. They run into Anjelica Huston having lunch with John Cusack
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  6. When Griffin finds a postcard of Bogie stuck to his windshield
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  7. All of the nods to old Hollywood
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  10. Jeff Goldblum's grandpa sweater
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  11. Vincent D'Onofrio as the stereotypical bitter screenwriter, David Kahane, who goes to see a screening of Bicycle Thieves at the Rialto alone
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    We've all met a David Kahane once or twice.
  12. Griffin suggests doing a remake of The Bicycle Thief/Bicycle Thieves
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    This film was made in 1992 but I feel like this could still happen
  13. (Seriously though, why is David carrying a briefcase to go see a movie?)
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  14. Griffin spies on a perpetually bra-less artist through the window of her house, and has an entire phone conversation with her, as if she would do that with any stranger who called
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    Creep
  15. The big tuft of hair that sits atop Lyle Lovett's head should get its own acting credit
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  16. Standard Hitch cameo
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  17. Burt Reynolds just chillin in Malibu with a super high-tech phone
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  18. "It's funny, I just saw Malcolm MacDowell in the lobby." "Roddy McDowell was related to a cousin of my brother in law." "Well...I'm not related to either one of them."
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  19. Griffin's ultra-modern fax machine setup in his Range
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  20. Lily Tomlin's fake film role (another one I wish was real)
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  21. Cher wears a red dress to a black and white gala
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    Has a "Jezebel" moment
  22. Whoopi as the suspicious detective who finds the wrong size tampons on her desk
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  23. ...and swings a tampon around by its string while questioning Griffin
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  24. When Bruce Willis & Julia Roberts star in the gas chamber film at the end
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