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Did Quentin Ripoff a Ripoff?


#1

So I was watching the film Election, the American film from 1999, when a scene made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Every time the lady in the movie gets pissed off, a sound clip plays. A sound clip from a spaghetti western!!! That film being Navajo Joe!!



Did Quentin ripoff someone elses idea, or did he not even see the film? We might never know…


#2

I think it might be a long stretch. People have been using the “GBU” theme in various commercials and films and no one acts like they’re ripping off other rip-offs. So my guess is that Quentin just ripped off the original film and not the rip-off itself.


#3

Im sure election ripped that off from another movie or tv show


#4

The movie just uses the “scream” sound when Reese’s character gets pissed and then briefly plays the rest of the song when she trashes those posters in the hall.



You would think that QT saw just about every Burt Reynolds movie growing up so I’m certain he saw Navajo Joe long before seeing Election.


#5

funny you should mention it, i am currently looking for a DVD copy of Election, because it’s an Alexander Payne movie, and i haven’t seen it yet.



is it any near as good as Sideways and About Schmidt?


#6

better imo


#7

I prefer “Sideways”, but “Election” is a close second.


#8

i gotta check election out.


#9

Haven’t we learned yet that almost everything Quentin does is a reference to other films? That’s his “thing” man! He homage’s other films and makes them kick arse in a whole new way. His movies are for movie fans.


#10

[quote=“El Ray cannibal”]
Haven’t we learned yet that almost everything Quentin does is a reference to other films? That’s his “thing” man! He homage’s other films and makes them kick arse in a whole new way. His movies are for movie fans.
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yea its weird though when he does it…its considered a homage but any other director does it and its a rip off.


#11

No QT did not rip it off. Alexander Payne is a filmmaker who loves and respects Spaghetti Westerns is all, he just doesn’t go overbaord with putting references in his films.



If you watch a documentary The Cutting Edge, his editor says he wanted a scene from “Election” to be cut EXACTLY like the climax of GBU, but he argued against it and cut it differently with a series a fast intercuts of close ups.


#12

[quote=“badmutha77”]
No QT did not rip it off. Alexander Payne is a filmmaker who loves and respects Spaghetti Westerns is all, he just doesn’t go overbaord with putting references in his films.



If you watch a documentary The Cutting Edge, his editor says he wanted a scene from “Election” to be cut EXACTLY like the climax of GBU, but he argued against it and cut it differently with a series a fast intercuts of close ups.
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ill have to check the documentary out.


#13

[quote=“badmutha77”]




If you watch a documentary The Cutting Edge, his editor says he wanted a scene from “Election” to be cut EXACTLY like the climax of GBU, but he argued against it and cut it differently with a series a fast intercuts of close ups.
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I just saw that doc last week on Showtime I think. QT had a lot ot say in the doc too. I liked it very much and would love to have a copy.


#14

is it available on dvd?


#15

QT didn’t rip-off Payne… great minds think alike and that’s that :wink:


#16

[quote=“Jjp”]
is it available on dvd?
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Its on the two disc set of Bullit.


#17

[quote=“Knoxville Kingpin”]
Its on the two disc set of Bullit.
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cool im going to have to pick that up.


#18

what is the documentary about? and how is it related to Bullit?


#19

[quote=“tonyanthony”]
great minds think alike and that’s that :wink:
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then there would be no references at all in any movie ever to any other movie ever…


#20

no duh i meant i that case… tarantino didn’t rip off election he had the idea of using this gimmick from Spaghetti western and alexander payne had the same idea for his film and that’s it.