From Mac and Me to Empires of the Deep, here are 15 knock offs that took ideas from better movies.
The Development Slate tackles the classic, mostly abandoned American genre: the Western! And what better way to break the seal than by taking on the definitive spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars.
In honour of the release of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto begins a run of the original 1966 Sergio Corbucci directed and Franco Nero starring film that gave the world one of the most iconic figures in the Western genre. Here's a look back at a bleak and bloody masterwork that inspired countless knock off and homages, including Tarantino's
Dork Shelf talks to the one and only Quentin Tarantino about his latest film Django Unchained, the bridge between Inglorious Basterds and Django, what makes an effective spaghetti western, his rumoured casting choices, shooting on a real Southern plantation, moving his production due to a lack of snow, and the potential for a revival of westerns as a genre following his film.