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A Short Visual History of Copying

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Creativity is Remix. But We Still View It As Property

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Every Hollywood Movie Score is a Remix

From Transformers to Battlestar Galactica, from Alice in Wonderland to Guardians of the Galaxy, Hollywood movie scores tend to sound pretty similar. This has to...
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Star Wars’ Pod Race Inspired by Ben-Hur’s Chariot Race

The camera work of new movies is always inspired by older ones. As the pod race is a direct reference to the chariot race....
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How Movies Borrow From Other Movies, Books or TV Shows

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Moonlight and Its Influences From New Wave Asian Cinema

As in every art field, the more you look into the knowledge of an author, the more you understand where the ideas and styles...
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David Lynch’s Surrealist Inspirations

A "genius" like David Lynch couldn't have possibly borrowed from others, right? His strange and weird visuals seem to be born out of his...
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Stranger Things References Movies Like Any Good Film Does

Stranger Thins feels like a deja-vu. But the Duffer Brothers, like many before them, transcend simple pastiche by borrowing and reinventing old tropes. It draws...
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Music Has Always Been a Remix

Led Zeppelin were master remixers. And they're not alone. Remix is what is most produced by the entertainment industry. And that's OK. Everything is...

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