|Hell yeah he steals, but he converts it into his own style and does a great job doing it. What director doesn't steal? That's part of the business.
Posted: 4/13/2012 9:56:33 AM
All his movies are a tribute to what he likes.
You can tell he's a big Alfred Hitchcock fan like in Pulp Fiction the brief case was a MacGuffen, a concept created by Hitchcock in North by Northwest.
His segment in Four Rooms was a updated remake of a Hitchcock short.
Jackie Brown was a tribute to Black Exploitation films and Elmore Leonard since it was adapted from Leonard's book "Rum Punch". All of Elmore Leonards books have that same style that is in Tarantino's films. Also, Pam Grier who was "Foxy Brown" in the 70's.
Kill Bill tribute to old Kung Fu movies, the cast were even veterans of Kung Fu entertainment.
Grindhouse was a tribute to old B rated drive in horrors.
He's one of the few directors out there that is writing his own garbage. Most movies you see are either adapted from books or a remake of a movie from the past.
A lot of people think De Palmas "Scarface" was so original and great. Most of them don't know it was a remake of the 1938 Scarface, the only change was the era, instead of Alcohol in the 20's it was Cocaine in the 70's. The plot was exactly the same.
Indiana Jones? Watch some old Ronald Reagan movies.