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I'm really curious as to the title of the book Stan Lee was reading in his cameo appearance in Doctor Strange. Is was relevant to the story, and I tried to make a mental note of it, but that mental note was totally lost in the crazy mind trip that followed.

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  • You might find it interesting to learn that his cameo (and a bunch of others) have been pre-filmed in front of a green screen. The Director was given a selection to choose from, then added Strange in digitally afterwards. – Valorum Feb 26 '17 at 16:55
  • @Valorum I'm very interested in learning more about these canned cameos! Do you have a link with more information? I can only find a bunch of articles all talking about Stan filming this and three others in the same day but they were all specific to each movie. – J Doe Mar 27 '17 at 20:47
  • @JDoe - This is the article I was thinking of. There's nothing in it to suggest that his cameos were specific to each film; ew.com/article/2016/10/29/james-gunn-stan-lee-marvel-cameos – Valorum Mar 27 '17 at 20:50
  • @Valorum Thanks for that! But it links to an LAT story where Feige confirms those cameos were each specific to a film. latimes.com/entertainment/movies/… – J Doe Mar 27 '17 at 21:08
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Doors of perception by Aldous Huxley.

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Its a well known book about "expanding mind" using mescaline and other halucinogenic drugs, which author describes as almost religous in their nature. This book became some sort of bible in the 60s, Jim Morrison called his band after this book.

It is quite fitting, since we can see it during pretty "tripping" scene

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    Excellent and thorough answer. I would up vote if I had enough reputation. – Christopher Hunter Nov 8 '16 at 6:31
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    @ChristopherHunter then click the green check mark next to the question to indicate it helped you. – The Great Duck Nov 8 '16 at 14:30
  • Also see this answer, which adds in reasoning why it might have been an inside joke: movies.stackexchange.com/questions/62878/… – Majaii Nov 8 '16 at 15:04
  • @Majaii - It's not much of an inside joke. The scene wasn't specifically filmed for Doctor Strange, it was filmed along with about twenty other cameos and the Director was then given a selection to pick from. – Valorum Feb 26 '17 at 16:57
  • Nice update with the exact same book cover! – Yasskier Feb 26 '17 at 19:17

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