Post by AZ Nomad Post by Agent Smith
I thought Quentin Tarantino was so smart for giving his characters clever
names in "Reservoir Dogs." It turns out that he just stole that angle from
"The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3." :(
It's worse than that. Reservoir dogs had a heist with some crooks showing up
well armed to steal some diamonds. I'm pretty sure Quentin Tarantino didn't invent
the jewel heist. The plagarizing bastard!
I don't have a problem with borrowing from films, but when it becomes
you claim to fame many people will think it's a crutch you use because
you can't come up with something fresh and different. DePalma is
another director who forever borrows from classic films; I don't care
for his style and The Untouchables was the only movie of his I liked.
I think Tarantino needs to stretch his talent and perhaps try
something different than making B-type movie plots with A list actors
and washed up 70's B grade actors; maybe try a comedy, or sci-fi.
Martin Scorcese is generally known for his gangster/crime movies like
Tarantino, but Scorcese has also dabbled in just about every genre
including a movie about Jesus, a concert film, a Michael Jackson music
video, a biopic of Howard Hughes, a 19th century historical epic and a
love story set in the 19th century, a musical, comedy, and a feminist
movie that was adapted into a crappy 70's sitcom. I think sci-fi and
western are the only genres Scorcese hasn't worked in, and I would
love to see him take a whack at them sometime.