Reservoir Dogs and The Wild Bunch

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Reservoir Dogs and The Wild Bunch

Post by Lucio Fulci » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:10 am

Recently I've become obsessed with The Wild Bunch, it is a spectacular film and the more I see it, the more some of the scenes remind me of Tarantino. For example the opening sequence which is a bank robbery that is foiled and goes terribly wrong is similar to the Reservoir Dogs premise. The entire band of estranged robbers in Reservoir Dogs also have a code similar to The Wild Bunch. "You ain't suppose to kill a man, unless you have to". There's also a scene where one of The Wild Bunch members goes blind, similar to Mr. Brown. . .but some other refrences are present in other Tarantino movies like From Dusk Till Dawn, Pulp Fiction. I really need to check out the rest of the Peckinpah films, what a great director.

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Re: Reservoir Dogs and The Wild Bunch

Post by me » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:16 am

Never thought of it but your right and Peckinpah rules you gotta check out Bring me the head of alfredo garcia.

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Re: Reservoir Dogs and The Wild Bunch

Post by KILL BILL vol.3 » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:57 am

straw dogs with dustin hoffman is suppose to be a great pekinpah movie. I saw some if it and thought it was a little weird though. I have the wild bunch, but havent seen all of it yet. I really wanna see convoy, one of the influences for DP. And i also want to see "bring me the head of alfredo garcia'...is it good?

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Re: Reservoir Dogs and The Wild Bunch

Post by me » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:03 am

Bring me the head of alfredo garcia is great...it could never fit in one genre thats for sure

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Post by cyber-lili » Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:27 am

I read an article about the reference from The Wild Bunch in RD. Don't know if I'll be able to find this article again. But you're right Biohazard, there are a lot in common in the two movies.
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Re: Reservoir Dogs and The Wild Bunch

Post by Cpt tonyanthony » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:29 am

me wrote: Bring me the head of alfredo garcia is great...it could never fit in one genre thats for sure
it is fantastic it is the film that is the closest to a Jim Thompson novel, more than any other Jim Thompson adaptation. it is one of my favorite film. I just love it. If i had to do a Peckinpah Top 3, it would be: Alfredo Garcia, Wild Bunch, Junior Bonner (or cross of Iron, tough choice.. what the hell, let's make this a top 4 8)

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Re: Reservoir Dogs and The Wild Bunch

Post by Tristan » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:47 pm

fuckin'damn that movie seems great...I gotta see it!
I forgot that the bad guys in My name is Nobody are...the WILD FUCKIN'  BUNCH!
Kinda cute, kinda hot, kinda sexy and hysterically funny but not funny-looking signature which you could laugh at

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Post by ToothpickVicVega » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:53 pm

Tristan wrote: fuckin'damn that movie seems great...I gotta see it!
I forgot that the bad guys in My name is Nobody are...the WILD FUCKIN'  BUNCH!
And Sam Peckinpah's name is on one of the graves in the cemetary scene. :)

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Re: Reservoir Dogs and The Wild Bunch

Post by Tristan » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:09 pm

hahaha that's fuckin' great
it makes me think that we should watch carefully the graves names in KB2, QT wouldn't have missed such an opportunity!
He probably used the name of any character, friend....let's check that out!
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Post by ToothpickVicVega » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:56 pm

I dont think you can see the graves besides Paula Schultz (that name comes from a character in a 60s screwball comedy).

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Re: Reservoir Dogs and The Wild Bunch

Post by Tristan » Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:26 pm

seeeee......I knew it!
he HAD to use at least one reference to what-the-fuck-ever one a grave name!
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Re: Reservoir Dogs and The Wild Bunch

Post by Bone Daddy » Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:20 am

Kevin Smith uses a lot of lines from Wild Bunch in his movies. Must be a closet western fan.

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Re: Reservoir Dogs and The Wild Bunch

Post by Kiriyama » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:36 am

Without Peckinpah, there'd be no Tarantino or Woo.

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Re: Reservoir Dogs and The Wild Bunch

Post by robertdiggs36 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:54 pm

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is my favorite Peckinpah film.

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Re: Reservoir Dogs and The Wild Bunch

Post by Inglorious_Bastard » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:51 pm

visualsynergy wrote: Without Peckinpah, there'd be no Tarantino or Woo.
Good thing there was Peckinpah.
robertdiggs36 wrote: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is my favorite Peckinpah film.
That's my favorite as well.

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