How Terrence Malick’s legendary debut film influenced Tony Scott’s Tarantino-scripted romantic crime caper

Poster versions of Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek in Dir. Terrence Malick’s Badlands (1973)


How Roman Polanski’s beloved neo-noir classic influenced Rian Johnson’s directorial debut

Faye Dunaway and Jack Nicholson in Dir. Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1974)

How George Lucas’s time capsule of 1960s teenagerdom influenced Richard Linklater’s love letter to 1970s high school life

Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Richard Dreyfus, Charles Martin Smith, and Paul Le Mat in Dir. George Lucas’s American Graffiti (1973)

How Stanley Kubrick’s “ultra-violent” dystopian crime film influenced Danny Boyle’s breakout dark comedy

Malcolm McDowell in Dir. Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971)

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One classic film. One modern film. Compare the two and see how cinema influences itself throughout time. Brought to you by a thirtysomething American cinephile.

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