Each scene, except for Sam's apartment, is inspired by a specific painting by Otto Dix, and they are attached in the order we see them in the film. The design of Sam's Apartment is inspired by the description of the main character's dressing room in Angela Carter's A Night at the Circus.

Otto Dix artwork: © 2010 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bon