Under the Influence

How Midnight Special evokes the pure emotion of Starman

By Adam Cook

Jeff Nichols’ stellar sci-fi parable draws inspiration from John Carpenter’s 1984 film.

How Hail, Caesar! channels the screwy industry satire of The Errand Boy

By Adam Cook

Jerry Lewis’ classic 1961 comedy provided inspiration for the Coen brothers’ peek inside the Hollywood machine.

How Quentin Tarantino took inspiration from The Great Silence

By Adam Cook

If you liked The Hateful Eight you’ll love Sergio Corbucci’s 1968 film that inspired it.

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