When it comes to filmmaking, "borrowing" the work of others is not only accepted, it’s positively encouraged. “Plagiarism?” you cry? Well, no, industry insiders prefer to call it "paying homage". They’re not so much stealing the work of others as celebrating it.
Some of the most iconic moments in cinema history have been inspired by the films that have gone before them. Thought the slow-motion walk in 'Reservoir Dogs' was the brainchild of Tarantino? Assumed the "Here’s Johnny" door hacking scene in ‘The Shining’ was a masterstroke from Kubrick? Not exactly.
But as acclaimed French director, Jean-Luc Godard, once said, "It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”
Find out who inspired Tarantino and Kubrick and see other copycat movie moments and the films that inspired them below. Which version do you prefer?