The Blind Banker vs. The Pink Panther
I think the random sword fight scene in The Blind Banker is an homage to the scenes in the Pink Panther movies where the bumbling Inspector Clouseau hires his butler, Cato, to attack him at random. The idea is that this will keep Clouseau on his toes and his fighting skills sharp. Slapstick hilarity ensues. Clouseau is a parody of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s sleuth, Poirot. So yeah. Intertextuality.