Friday, April 28, 2006

Here's a full list of the movies, I "ripped off" in my "cliched script", some obscure, others quite well known:

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1955)
While journeying down the Western path, Red is humming the truly wonderful theme to this David Lean masterpiece.

Eegah (1962)
Where the line "Watch out for snakes!" comes from.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
The whole staredown during the katana fight is very Leone inspired, especially by the "Il Triello" sequence in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
My decision to use Rossini's "The Thieving Magpie" in this film during the split-screen cooking scene came from hearing that piece in A Clockwork Orange.

The Lady Hermit (1971)
About 10 seconds of this excellent film teaming the lovely Shih Szu up with Cheng Pei Pei (now best known as Jade Fox in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) will be featured on the TV in the opening scene of Little Red Riding Hood. I also intend to show this film to Red's actress, Charli, and have her somwhat base her performance off Shih Szu's.

Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
The handheld shot where ninja woman Sayaka has Ogami Ito's sword right between her hands will be copied to a tee in my film, instead having the Wolf holding Red's sword between his hands.

Sisters (1973)
The split-screen sequence will be very Brian DePalma inspired, but it'll likely come out most similar to the split-screen sequence in this film, which features a character witnessing a gruesome murder.

The Killer Snakes (1974)
A couple seconds of the scene where this film's main character, a reptile obsessed psychopathic young man, unleashes a pair of komodo dragons on a trussed up hooker will be featured on the TV during the "cooking" sequence.

Prophecies of Nostradamus (1974)
A few seconds of the infamous atomic mutant sequence in this film, which got Prophecies of Nostradamus banned in Japan, will be playing on Grandma's TV.

A Deadly Secret (1980)
Eddie Wang's theme to this movie, a fairly sadistic and depressing kung fu flick from Mou Tun Fei (aka T.F. Mous), the future director of such heart warming family fare as Men Behind the Sun (see below) and Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre, will be playing over the opening credits (at least in the director's cut).

Samurai Reincarnation (1981)
The whole beach setting of the final katana fight between Red and the Wolf is a homage to the battle between Yagyu Jubei and Miyamoto Musashi in Samurai Reincarnation. This scene is also referenced in my screenplay Coup D'Etat for the battle between Jake and Principal Ragner.

Bad Taste (1987)
The line "Tomorrow, I'm having you for dinner!" is a play on the line "Tomorrow, we're having you for lunch!" from this early Peter Jackson masterpiece. The Wolf's blood shooting into Red's face is very Bad Taste or Dead Alive inspired as well.

Men Behind the Sun (1987)
The Wolf asks Red if she wants to go over his house and watch this film and indeed, it's not a film I personally would show any member of the opposite sex revolving around the horrible experiments perpetrated on Chinese civilians by the Japanese stationed in Harbin during WWII.
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1988)
The pixellation animation FX shot that will appear in the film is largely Shinya Tsukamoto influenced.

Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Red hums the theme to this, my favorite anime, while traveling down the Eastern path.

Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
The close up shot of Red unsheathing her katana will be taken from a shot of O-Ren Ishii unsheathing her sword, but who knows where Tarantino got that shot from.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
The pose that Red strikes with her katana will be taken from a pose that Obi Wan strikes with his lightsaber before he goes into battle against General Grievous.

King Kong (2005)
The scene where the Wolf is shot by the lumberjack and falls down in slow mo is a semi-spoof of the scene where Captain Englehorn shoots a skull islander in this film.

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