The Hateful Eight Movie References

It’s no secret that Quentin Tarantino steals from other movies to inspire his own. The filmmaker has admitted so himself, and he doesn’t care what you think:

I steal from every movie ever made. I love it – if my work has anything it’s that I’m taking this from this and that from that and mixing them together. If people don’t like that, then tough titty, don’t go and see it, alright? I steal from everything. Great artists steal; they don’t do homages.

And his latest film, The Hateful Eight, is no exception. But since Tarantino likes to reference some more obscure films, one cinephile has put together a guide to the movie references the filmmaker made in his western.

Here’s The Hateful Eight movie references from Ollie Paxton:

Some of the mentions in this video don’t feel like overt references to other films, but just traditional shots used in countless movies. Plus, the presence of a stagecoach isn’t exactly a solid reference to the classic Stagecoach. But there are plenty of shots with visuals that are undeniably references to films like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and The Great Silence.

In addition, Tarantino isn’t beyond stealing from his own movies with his introductory shot to Tim Roth’s character taking a cue from Reservoir Dogs. There are also some other key references to Django Unchained and Inglorious Basterds as well.

The references to The Thing are interesting, as I’m not entirely sure that they’re intentional, but the similarities between Kurt Russell’s character’s actions in this movie and that one are certainly interesting.

These surely aren’t the only references, so if you can think of any more, just let us know in the comments.

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