Saturday, November 17, 2007

Homage or copy cat?

The other day I saw Snatch at the grocery store for $9.99 so I picked it up. I didn't remember anything about the film other than that I liked it and there was a dog and Brad Pitt boxing and doing a funny accent and Jason Statham.

What more do you need in a film, really?

So I watched it and it's still fabulous, but I go this really eerie feeling throughout the movie that I'd not only seen it before, I'd seen echoes of it all over.

And as soon as the movie ended I put in Shaun of the Dead, which of course I own.

Those cheeky moneys.

I mean, I recognized the camera moves right away of course. The quick CUT TOs are so Guy Ritchie. But the actual opening scene of Shaun includes a song from the soundtrack to Snatch. I expect zombie movie homages, but that film is an homage to Guy Ritchie in general.

Of course I realize I can't be the first person to notice this. But, you know, I thought it was worth mentioning since I never noticed it before.


  1. And Wright/Pegg's film Hot Fuzz = Bad Boys and Point Break.

    Funny stuff.

  2. Anonymous6:58 PM

    I like Snatch too


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