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Cinematic Soulmates: ¡Three Amigos!, A Bug’s Life, and Galaxy Quest

Chris Olson of Clearance Bin Review writes, "In my last column, I discussed how cinema is essentially a medium that is built upon its own history, with countless directors using their own films as excuses to pay homage to those that inspired them. Whether it come in the form of lifting a particular bit of technical flair like a camera movement or editing choice, or the outright aping of a particular director’s style, almost every film is influenced by other movies in some way. Even the most influential films have their roots in the movies that came before them. For instance, Akira Kurosawa’s epic masterpiece Seven Samurai (1954) was heavily inspired by the westerns of director John Ford, a fact which Kurosawa never denied. At the same time, however, Seven Samurai has gone on to influence countless other films, from outright remakes like The Magnificent Seven (1960) to looser adaptations (for lack of a better term) like Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) and The 13th Warrior (1999)....

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LeilaniRicketts1656d ago

Chris Olson of Clearance Bin Review writes, "In my last column, I discussed how cinema is essentially a medium that is built upon its own history, with countless directors using their own films as excuses to pay homage to those that inspired them.

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