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    *MORE* - Spielberg. The Formula. Busted.
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    Here is a shot-by-shot comparison of Raiders of the Lost Ark and 31 other films made between 1919 and 1973.
    To say that there are a few similarities would be an understatement.

    Spielberg.

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    When a movie is explicitly an homage to movie serials and adventure films of a bygone era, this is not only unsurprising but expected. It's the whole point of the exercise to begin with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batutta View Post
    When a movie is explicitly an homage to movie serials and adventure films of a bygone era, this is not only unsurprising but expected. It's the whole point of the exercise to begin with.
    Nice try, but the shots are "identical", not "derived" from, "identical".
    Déjà vu (French pronunciation: [deʒa vy], meaning "already seen") is the experience of feeling sure that one has already witnessed or
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    Yeah, some stuff is really obvious.
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    it really doesn't matter what you call it. homage, rip off, or pastiche, this is why people watch his movies. sorta like why folks ride harleys. personally, i don't see the appeal. but it's proved to be a sound business model.
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    #4. Scrooge McDuck Inspires The Entire Opening Sequence of Raiders

    Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of those requisite movies that everybody has to either see or be set out on an ice floe and shunned from society forever. One of its most iconic sequences is the cold open, where Indy invades a temple, steals a treasure and outruns a giant boulder. Once again, you can thank Scrooge McDuck for that: Spielberg and Lucas were separately inspired by two different Scrooge McDuck comics to write two different parts of that scene. Spielberg has openly admitted that both the idol Indy is stealing and the boulder that chases him afterward came from the 1954 Uncle Scrooge comic The Seven Cities of Cibola, written and drawn by seminal Duck artist Carl Barks. In the comic, the ducks and the Beagle Boys find a priceless idol in an underground cavern, just like Jones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    Nice try, but the shots are "identical", not "derived" from, "identical".
    Nice try, but what I said is still true...Next thing you'll tell us that Tarantino references shots and music from old films.
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    Where is the law that says you can't copy shots from old movies? Do theatre goers get upset that Shakespeare gets redone over and over? If dialogue can be repeated over and over with different emotional and stylistic flourishes then why can't images be repeated with subtle variations?

    "Good artists borrow, great artists steal."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Searcher View Post
    "Good artists borrow, great artists steal."
    Then there's Hollywood...

    "Re-inventing déjà-vu".
    Déjà vu (French pronunciation: [deʒa vy], meaning "already seen") is the experience of feeling sure that one has already witnessed or
    experienced a current situation, even though the exact circumstances of the previous encounter are uncertain and were perhaps imagined or not.
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    Just curious, Pookie...whose films do you find so inspired and so free of déjà-vu?
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