“Great artists steal; they don’t do homages”
Quentin Tarantino is a living example of “quality over quantity”. He may have created just 9 films (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood included) but is nevertheless considered one of the great directors of postmodernism.
His style is characterized by aestheticization of violence, extended scenes of dialogue, satirical subject matter and references to pop culture.
With Quentin Tarantino’s new film coming out, Nat Lee of Insider made an analysis of Tarantino’s habit of taking quite openly and to great extent inspiration from other directors’ films. Films often apart by decades.
“Whether you are a film buff or not, everyone has heard of the name Quentin Tarantino.” Writes Insider in the video description. “His razor-sharp dialogues and graphic violence are some of his major trademarks. But what truly sets him apart from every other filmmaker is how he steals from other movies.”
And as stated in the video, “Tarantino’s references are often seamless and easy to miss because they enhance the scenes… ‘Reservoir Dogs’ is a pastiche of the gritty Hong Kong crime films and ‘Pulp Fiction’ is based on the unconventional French New Wave movement. ‘Jackie Brown’ bases itself off the 70s controversial blaxploitation films while ‘Kill Bill’ is reminiscent of the classical Japanese samurai and Chinese consul movies ‘Deathproof’ pays tribute to low-budget exploitation movies while ‘Inglorious Basterds’ references World War II cinema. His two most recent films ‘Django Unchained’ and ‘The Hateful Eight’ are modern takes of the Italian spaghetti westerns”