– Xochielt Sanchez
Answer by Robert Frost:
One of the best examples is the 1982 film Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid. The film stars Steve Martin and Rachel Ward. It is a comical take on the 1940s pulp detective/noir films. It is shot in black and white so that it can seamlessly embed excerpts from other films. The gimmick is that Steve and Rachel's characters interact with characters from 1940s films, meaning the co-stars of the film include Barbara Stanwyck, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Ava Gardner, Cary Grant, and Fred MacMurray thanks to clips from eighteen classic films including Suspicion, Double Indemnity, Notorious, and The Big Sleep.