Quentin Tarantino Steals

It’s no secret that Quentin Tarantino steals from other movies in order to make the films that everyone loves to see him make. This isn’t really an insult to Tarantino as the filmmaker has said previously, “I steal from every single movie ever made. If my work has anything, it’s that I’m taking this from this and that from that and mixing them together.”

And if you’ve ever wondered what movies Tarantino is stealing from, a great visual guide has surfaced online to show you. See what movies Quentin Tarantino steals from after the jump!

This is part of what makes Tarantino’s work so fun to watch. He knows how to take what has worked before from previous films, many of them sparsely seen by general audiences, and mixes them up with a whole new story.

As you can see, there’s a lot of exploitation films, grindhouse fare and B-movies that audiences are barely familiar with. Many of them are mostly forgotten by people that aren’t eccentric film nuts like Tarantino. So for him to take scenes from these movies and repurpose them in his own outlandish stories is pretty genius, if you ask me. As Tarantino says, “Great artists steal; they don’t do homages.”

And maybe with this guide out there now, fans of Tarantino’s movies will seek out these far lesser known titles and stumble upon to more movies they might like. It’s one big circle of cinematic life. Fans are surely anxious to see what Tarantino has up his sleeve with The Hateful Eight, arriving sometime later this year (watch the flashy teaser trailer right here, and see the first look photos here). And once it’s out, we’ll be able to see what other movies Tarantino has stolen from to make his latest western happen.

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