The Films That Inspired Quentin Tarantino, Side by Side With His Own

By Casey Chan on at

It’s no secret that Quentin Tarantino is a voracious movie-watcher who loves to pay homage to films that came before his own. Other directors do that too! But QT is so good at referencing other directors’ techniques that he’s developed his own unique style in the process.

With that said though, some of his scenes are basically carbon copies of other films' scenes. Here is Jacob T. Swinney showing the visual references of Quentin Tarantino.

Swinney writes:

Many filmmakers pay homage, but Tarantino takes things a step further by replicating exact moments from a variety of genres and smashing them together to create his own distinct vision. Just like ‘Kill Bill: Vol 2’ (2004) draws on ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ (1966) and ‘Samurai Fiction’ (1998), Tarantino’s work often reflects Spaghetti Westerns and Japanese cinema—both new and old.

His unique way of referencing other films allows him to bend genre boundaries and shatter the mold of what we expect to experience. While his methods are often criticized and he is accused of “ripping off” other filmmakers, it seems that Tarantino is simply writing love letters to the art he is ever so passionate about.


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