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Side-By-Side Look at THE HATEFUL EIGHT’s Many Movie References

“That movie reminded me of a lot of [insert classic film].”

We all know Quentin Tarantino is fond of paying homage to/borrowing ideas from/straight up copying scenes and motifs from his favorite movies. That’s no knock on him, and it isn’t as though he’s ever kept that a secret, it’s just that it can sometimes be lost how often he really does it.

This video offers a side-by-side look at exactly which films and shots Tarantino drew inspiration from for his most recent movie, The Hateful Eight. Put together by editor Ollie Paxton, and appropriately set to Roy Orbinson‘s “There Won’t Be Many Coming Home,” we can see how much of this film echoed other films, including a few of Tarantino’s own.

Here’s the complete list of non-Tarantino movies.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Stagecoach (1939)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
The Great Silence (1968)
The Thing (1982)

On a personal level (and someone obsessed with the movie), the one that stood out to me the most was The Thing, especially with Kurt Russell playing a similar role. The isolation, the snow, the alien/stranger among them, it felt like a clever remake in some ways.

However, I am in the minority and didn’t really love the film, though it was pretty looking. Mostly because it didn’t feel like a normal, homage-filled Tarantino film inspired by others, but rather a story derivative of his own work. This video highlights I’m not totally nuts, as it had some pretty clear connections to three other films of his.

Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Django Unchained (2012)
Inglorious Basterds (2009)

No matter what you thought of The Hateful Eight, it’s cool to see the exact scenes he drew upon, as opposed to just having a vague feeling of familiarity.

Did this video miss any that stood out to you? If so, share them with us in the comments below.

Image: Weinstein Company

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