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In Pictures: Steven Spielberg’s new film an homage to popular culture

Stars have turned out on the blue carpet for the film which mixes a futuristic view with nostalgia for some of cinema’s greatest hits.

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Simon Pegg (left) and Steven Spielberg at Ready Player One's European premiere (Ian West/PA)

Simon Pegg (left) and Steven Spielberg at Ready Player One's European premiere (Ian West/PA)

Simon Pegg (left) and Steven Spielberg at Ready Player One's European premiere (Ian West/PA)

Steven Spielberg’s latest blockbuster Ready Player One is a blend of futurism and nostalgia.

The film, getting its European premiere at Leicester Square on Monday, takes Ernest Cline’s novel and imagines a world where people can enter Oasis, a system that allows people to live out their fantasies.

That is the cue for a wallow in some favourites of popular culture, including Superman and Back To The Future.

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RSteven Spielberg cuts a dash on the blue carpet at Leicester Square (Ian West/PA)

RSteven Spielberg cuts a dash on the blue carpet at Leicester Square (Ian West/PA)

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RSteven Spielberg cuts a dash on the blue carpet at Leicester Square (Ian West/PA)

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The film is based on a novel by Ernest Cline (Ian West/PA)

The film is based on a novel by Ernest Cline (Ian West/PA)

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The film is based on a novel by Ernest Cline (Ian West/PA)

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Hannah John-Kamen turns out for Ready Player One's first showing in Europe (Ian West/PA)

Hannah John-Kamen turns out for Ready Player One's first showing in Europe (Ian West/PA)

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Hannah John-Kamen turns out for Ready Player One's first showing in Europe (Ian West/PA)

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Donald De Line attending the European premiere of Ready Player One (Ian West/PA)

Donald De Line attending the European premiere of Ready Player One (Ian West/PA)

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Donald De Line attending the European premiere of Ready Player One (Ian West/PA)

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Win Morisaki at the Vue West End in Leicester Square, central London (Ian West/PA)

Win Morisaki at the Vue West End in Leicester Square, central London (Ian West/PA)

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Win Morisaki at the Vue West End in Leicester Square, central London (Ian West/PA)

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The cast and crew of Ready Player One (from left to right) Ben Mendelsohn, Hannah John-Kamen, Win Morisaki, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Steven Spielberg, Lena Waithe, Philip Zhao and Simon Pegg attending the European premiere of Ready Player One (Ian West/PA)

The cast and crew of Ready Player One (from left to right) Ben Mendelsohn, Hannah John-Kamen, Win Morisaki, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Steven Spielberg, Lena Waithe, Philip Zhao and Simon Pegg attending the European premiere of Ready Player One (Ian West/PA)

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The cast and crew of Ready Player One (from left to right) Ben Mendelsohn, Hannah John-Kamen, Win Morisaki, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Steven Spielberg, Lena Waithe, Philip Zhao and Simon Pegg attending the European premiere of Ready Player One (Ian West/PA)

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Philip Zhao on the blue carpet ahead of the European premiere (Ian West/PA)

Philip Zhao on the blue carpet ahead of the European premiere (Ian West/PA)

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Philip Zhao on the blue carpet ahead of the European premiere (Ian West/PA)

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Dan Farah arrives at the premiere (Ian West/PA)

Dan Farah arrives at the premiere (Ian West/PA)

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Dan Farah arrives at the premiere (Ian West/PA)

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Tallia Storm adds some colour to the blue carpet (Ian West/PA)

Tallia Storm adds some colour to the blue carpet (Ian West/PA)

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Tallia Storm adds some colour to the blue carpet (Ian West/PA)

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Simon Pegg points the way (Ian West/PA)

Simon Pegg points the way (Ian West/PA)

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Simon Pegg points the way (Ian West/PA)

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Ready Player One European Premiere – London

Ready Player One European Premiere – London

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Ready Player One European Premiere – London

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Tye Sheridan strikes a pose (Ian West/PA)

Tye Sheridan strikes a pose (Ian West/PA)

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Tye Sheridan strikes a pose (Ian West/PA)

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