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Quentin Tarantino borrowed a lot of techniques

As we know, Tarantino is a big fan of asian cinema and it is obvious that many of his trademarks were taken from Zhang Yimou's directing style especially from Raise the Red Lantern.

Gong Li being lectured by an off screen voice at the beginning of the film
Butch talking with Marsellus about the fixed fight (Pulp Fiction)

The Master's face is never shown throughout the entire movie
Bill's face is never shown (Kill Bill vol 1)

Raise the Red Lantern is divided into chapters
Present in almost every QT film (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill 1&2, Reservoir Dogs)

Those are just some of the obvious ones I can think of right now, I'm sure there are more. I'm not saying Tarantino is unoriginal, just saying that his films are basically compilations of films he's seen with his unique style thrown in.



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I totally didn't notice that, but you're absolutely right now that I think about it! I'm gonna have to look out for repitition of those techniques (and other ones) next time I watch one of his films.


yes, good observations

so many movies, so little time


QT has borrowed from lots of films.

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