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True Detective is a Masterpiece Because it Copied

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Kill Bill is Not an Exception, But the Rule: All Movies...

This side by side comparison shows how many movies influenced Tarantino's work. He's popular and he intentionally left these as close to...
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Jamie XX Sampled from Whitest Boy Alive

The song that was in your head for a long time was sampled from somebody else. I've been surprised many a times....
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The Office Time Machine: A Tribute to Cultural References

Being original is not that original. And what better way to illustrate this than with 9 seasons of The Office! In Joe...
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Pixar As a Tribute to Cinema

Pixar's movies, from Toy Story to Soul, are relatable and funny because they borrow so much from culture, and we get the...
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Daft Punk Lifted Some Funky Samples From Others

That Daft Punk sound is fine. And, like all music, is the product of copying on top of other copying. In this...
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50+ References in Shaun of the Dead

Like any good movie, the zombie parody pays nods and inspires from a plethora of other flicks. From inserts of famous director...
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Wes Anderson: “I don’t know where I steal everything from”

Wes Anderson is a big fan of Kubrick. This is pretty evident in the side-by-side :) "I think this is my thing",...
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The Matrix, a Living Proof Why Remixes Kick Ass

The Matrix is 20 years old. Its influence to pop culture is astounding. But it's not because it had original ideas. Most...
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The Shape of Water: An Ode to Other Movies

The Oscar winning movie "The Shape of Water" was influenced by other works before it. The old trope of a human falling in love...

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