Not sure if MGM would take the same risk with Bond/Sony.
Last edited by GRANT!; 03-02-2011 at 04:33 AM.
EAT GLASS, LAWMAN!
Tarantino rips off more than three people in all of his movies. For example, the last scene in Inglorious Basterds had the imagery and feel of Miller's Crossing and ended with a Kubrick-like wink that resembled what P.T. Anderson did with There Will Be Blood's ending.
There was plenty of Godard throughout the movie, too.
I think he does it because, well, he's basically a fanboy of directors. You can tell he really loves the art. There is nothing malicious in his "ripping off/homaging". And i don't think it makes him less of a filmmaker.
A Tarantino spaghetti western would be awesome.
Tarantino has the T.S. Eliot belief that all artists should steal. He's honest about what inspires him, so I don't have a problem with his swipes.
The Walking Dead,Fatale,Near Death,Storm Dogs,Happy,BPRD,XO-Manowar
American Vampire,Animal Man,Swamp Thing
Daredevil, Winter Soldier,Indestructible Hulk
He's been going on about how he wanted to make a western and a WW2 movie ever since "Pulp Fiction". Look how long it took him to actually getting round to making "Inglorious Bastards"
Last edited by Muggs; 03-02-2011 at 01:01 PM. Reason: time and space
The first scene of Basterds is probably one the most unnerving thrillers ever brought to film. The acting and building of tension in that farm house is off the charts brilliant. That is probably Tarantino's peak as a director - beating the cheeseburger scene in Fiction.
Then the scenes with the Basterds are pure revenge flick stuff while the stuff in Paris is straight from an old fashioned spy movie. That is before the climax at the theater when Basterds becomes a violent comedy of errors before ending as a morality play with the sell-out evil kraut getting his due at the hands of a tough, all American hombre.
How many different flicks is that?
That said, I hope Tarantino manages to keep the feel and plotting of an old fashion Spag Western while breathing new energy and life into the genre's tropes and pacing.