The art of storytelling is not born without inspiration. When it comes to cinema, directors, screenwriters and actors all look back to past literary works, plays and especially cinema to excite modern audiences.
Even the great filmmakers working today are open and honest about where they get their ideas from.I actually like the director. Quentin TarantinoWe’re on record to talk about their favorite movies. Many of the latest releases take elements from older movies and build on them to create something new and fresh.
‘The Batman’ (2022) & ‘Se7en’ (1995)
After years of superhero saturation, Matt Reeves undeniably cleverly crafted Batman It serves as an iteration of Caped Crusader, which is tonalally consistent unlike many other superhero movies. Robert Pattinson A dark and brooding Batman performance, the film focuses more on mystery than action.
Reeves himself said Se7eninfluenced Batmanand this is evident in a similar tone, focusing on detective work. Se7en’s Starring serial killer John Doe.
“Midsommar” (2019) & “Wicker Man” (1973)
With a devastating opening and an unsettling atmosphere, midsommar Performer Florence Pugh one of her most personal roles. The Swedish landscape, filled with terrifying tension and slowly devolving into catastrophe, makes her one of the most unique settings in a serious horror movie.
midsommar get many aesthetic cues from wicker mana movie in which a sergeant comes to a small pagan community in search of a missing girl. wicker man is a 1973 horror classic, often cited as the originator of “folk horror,” a highly influential film for its strong concept and brilliant execution.
“Knives Out” (2019) and “Clue” (1985)
knife out It was a surprise worldwide hit.even with a full cast Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas and many others Ryan Johnson Mystery solved after controversy Star Wars 2018 entry the last jediMany fans expressed their frustrations with the film to the director, knife out After just one year, we were able to get many of them back.
The mad crime tale fits many of the similarly quirky notes. Tips Appeared in 1985. Tim Curry One of his funniest roles, this board game-based film features multiple endings and lots of laughs.nevertheless Tips never got a sequel like knife out was glass onionit still stands on its own as hilariously fun.
“Black Swan” (2010) and “Perfect Blue” (1997)
After traveling through the mind of a young ballerina whose striving for perfection has failed, black swan Shining and scary in real life natalie portman A performance as a woman who questions her reality and finds a devastating escape.
Darren Aronofsky He has proven time and time again to be an intimate director. Aronofsky quotes the 1997 anime horror, perfect blueas both significant influences black swan When requiem for dreamAfter a young pop star-turned-movie star with a rapidly deteriorating mental state, perfect blue Nothing blurs the lines of reality so much as to completely erase them. It’s an eerily frightening experience, as the audience is transported directly into the fragmented thoughts surrounding the film.
“John Wick” (2014) & “The Matrix” (1999)
Released at the dawn of the superhero movie boom that surpasses other action movies, John Wick Instead, it serves as a candid revenge movie that rejuvenated my love for quick, punchy, exhilarating action sequences. In the film, retired assassin Wick needslessly murders his puppy, and his revenge is fierce and terrifying.
Moreover keanu reeves apparently starred in both films, John Wick When matrix It shares the same penchant for grounded action and layered storytelling. matrix A pivotal piece in cinematic history with groundbreaking special effects and themes about suitability, it forever changed both the action and sci-fi genres when it was released in 1999.
“Barbarian” (2022) & “Psycho” (1960)
savage Might be one of the most unpredictable movies of 2022. A young woman arrives at an Airbnb only to find it’s double-booked.
really best to enter savage The comparison film is over 60 at this point, but the same can be said. Alfred Hitchcockof PsychoIt also follows a young woman who ends up at a secluded place to stay, in this case the Bates Motel.
“Annihilation” (2018) & “Stalker” (1979)
Alex GarlandThe next directorial effort after being critically acclaimed Ex Machina, annihilationmay not receive the same acclaim as its predecessor, but works with many similar themes and ideas. venture into uncharted territory to uncover shocking truths.
stalker On the other hand, it’s much denser and more philosophical, but rooted in the same exploration wonders that Shimmer has annihilation. of stalkerThe “Zone” is a forbidden area said to host a place where a person’s innermost desires are fulfilled, and the moral issues raised throughout the film are poignant and profound.
“No” (2022) & “Sign” (2002)
Another Great Horror Movie Former Comedian Turned Oscar-Winning Director Jordan Peele, No Continuing his hot streak with films where his signature social commentary takes a back seat to spectacular filmmaking, but what a spectacle it is. settings, No Proving that big budgets work well with peel.
Movies released 20 years ago also captured the trend of big-budget aliens, sign. suspense M. Night Shyamalan Not only do the pictures have similar plots, they both tackle the theme of sensationalism. No with a more cynical outlook sign Take a faith-based approach.
“Bones and All” (2022) & “Thirst” (2009)
bones and all As a romantic tale that is both engrossing and repulsive, it certainly lives up to its title. Taylor Russell When Timothy Chalamet Starring as a leading duo in a road movie that blends genres with both gentle interactions and disturbing graphic content.
One of the most shocking and transcendent films that have ever attempted something similar thirst, also features forbidden love with bloody consequences. The relationships shown here are undoubtedly compelling, but it’s the extreme gore and violence that make this love story. Park Chan-wook very memorable.
“Babylon” (2022) & “Nashville” (1975)
in a dream Margot Robbie performance and huge runtimes, Babylon is an ambitious film that follows the rise and fall of various Hollywood actors in the late 1920s, set in a period of outrageous indulgence. It’s a visual wonder full of high energy and vibrant situations.
This same conceit was seen in the 1975 release NashvilleThis is a sweeping and explosive ensemble film about the intersecting stories of 24 characters connected to the music business in Nashville, Tennessee.It also boasts a long runtime packed with exciting portrayals of show business, worthy of being matched by more recent productions. Babylon.
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