Quentin Tarantino is known as much for his ability to recreate tropes and concepts from his archival understanding of pop culture, as he is for his directing. A Tarantino movie to the keen observer plays like a potpourri of blaxploitation dialogue, kung fu action, and the stares of grizzly cowboys in westerns. Each of his films features almost too many references and homages to count like Kurt Russel’s vest from Big Trouble in Little China popping up in Death Proof, or the black and white suits his characters always wear made famous by John Woo. Here are five great examples of films that inspired Tarantino.
See if you can figure out how Q.T. remixed elements of these films into his own.
- The Good The Bad and The Ugly Script (1966)
- The Killing Script (1956)
- The Searchers Script (1956)
- Django (1966)
- Truck Turner (1974)