When John enters his own mind, he sees everyone with his head, looking a little like clones. This idea reminds me of The House of the Scorpion, where the main character produces clones of himself inside of cows to then use them as "spare parts" for himself later in life. While Malkovich does not use them as "spare parts" it is interesting that Lotte and Schwartz are obsessed with being inside of John, or rather being a clone of him, since they are not the original.
Another thing that is interesting to notice with the idea of cloning, is that while Malkovich's mind is being occupied he is not really Malkovich but rather a visual replication but a fake him. This demonstrates that while things may appear to be the same from the outside, there can never be a true duplication.
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