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Trivia question:Sonny Chiba's The Bodyguard (1974)


#1

This was reissued in the US in 1978. What specific influence did this have on QT’s Pulp Fiction? If no one knows, I’ll post the answer in a couple of days.


#2

In this movie there was the famous Ezequiel 25 17 quote


#3

Umm…if taht was in a movie already…and people are calling “The Mexican” a RIP-OFF to Pulp Fiction like characters or dialogue…then I suppose Quentin Tarantino is a rip-off too…I’m not really calling him a “rip-off’” I’m simply saying this to make a statment to all who call a lot of filmmakers unoriginal just because they were influenced by QT…



People think QT is pure originality…and beleive me…most of his work is pretty fuckin’ original…they need to understand he takes and molds things from “lesser” filsm and make them known…I mean…I’ve never heard of" The bodyguard" starring Sonny Chiba…and i bet a lot of people are like me and havn’t…QT takes the unknown and makes it known…kinda like what he does with “soon to be gone” actors like Travolta…or helping some careers BOOST…liek Sam Jackson’s…


#4

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  1. that thing is from the bible (although quite different)


  2. i just watched that scene (text with voiceover) from The Bodyguard, and its EXACTLY the same.



    well, then he got it from that movie, I think its pretty non-creative, but well… what can you do against it, i still love pulp fiction as my most favorite movie

#5

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  1. that thing is from the bible (although quite different)


  2. i just watched that scene (text with voiceover) from The Bodyguard, and its EXACTLY the same.



    well, then he got it from that movie, I think its pretty non-creative, but well… what can you do against it, i still love pulp fiction as my most favorite movie[/quote]

This is really old news. QT already said a long time ago he got that speech from The Bodyguard. He just changed a few of the words in it. He had Sonny Chiba on the set, when Sam was doing that speech. So whats the big deal?


#6

there is no big deal.



since when do we question every thing that is brought up in this board?

we just talk about our favorite movie and where the stuff might come from, thats all


#7

Well, Quentin´s known for getting his inspiration mainly from movies, especially from the blaxploitation genre and asian cinema of the 70´s (and later). So, I think it´s OK to “borrow” some dialouge if it fits into one of his movies. I mean, the whole basic idea of “Reservoir Dogs” comes from “City On Fire”. Though, altogether it´s an absolutely different film. And it´s the same with “Pulp Fiction”.


#8

Yeah, and he especially likes Sonny Chiba. Theres the reference in PF, the big one in TR, and the Hattori Hanzo reference in KB. (as explained in the KB section) Sonny Chiba is amazing, but the bodyguard sucked. :frowning: It could have been better if the Americans hadn’t gotten involved.