Film is an amazing tool for storytelling and great movies can even encourage some to become great filmmakers themselves. Those inspired filmmakers often pay homage to the original that inspired them in the first place. However, not all directors imitate out of respect. There are certainly some directors who ripped off other movies just to make a large profit.
Sometimes filmmakers and directors will insert characters, lines, or whole scenes to pay tribute to their favorite films. However, there’s a fine line between reverence and plagiarism, and directors with impure motives are often called out for copyright infringement.
Cases of scene replication are far more common than you might realize. Here’s a list of a few famous movie scenes that were ripped off from other films. Judge for yourself if they're paying respect to the original or just totally copying.
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Samuel L. Jackson's Speech In 'Pulp Fiction' Is The Same Speech From 'Chiba The Bodyguard'Photo: Miramax
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A Crazy Husband Chops Down A Door In 'The Shining' And In 'The Phantom Carriage'Photo: Warner Bros.
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The Award Ceremony In 'Star Wars: A New Hope' Mirrors An Award Ceremony In 'Triumph Of The Will'Photo: Walt Disney Studios
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The Baby Carriage In 'The Untouchables' Is Like The Baby Carriage In 'Battleship Potemkin'
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Clint Eastwood Buys Coffins For Bandits In 'A Fistful Of Dollars' Just As Toshiro Mifune Does In 'Yojimbo'
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Government Agents Accidentally Shoot Watermelons In 'The Matrix' And In 'Ghost In The Shell'