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Critical reception and current perception of the film (Once Upon a Time in America)


The film's premiere at the Cannes Film Festival was an astounding success. Though some female audience members were understandably offended by the rape scenes and depiction of women (Leone was often accused of misogyny based on this film's content), the film was extremely successful, garnering a fifteen minute standing ovation from the audience. Th ....
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Cultural references (The Usual Suspects)


In 2004, Marvel Comics released "Identity Disc", a mini-series in which six villians (Deadpool, Vulture, Sandman, Sabretooth, Bullseye and Juggernaut) are forced to work together on behalf of a master criminal. Fans decried the book as a complete rip-off of "The Usual Suspects", complete with the fact that Vulture, having told Nick Fury the entire ....
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Differences between The Departed and Infernal Affairs (The Departed)


* There is a scene with Dicaprio at his dying mother's bedside at her death and an ensuing confrontation with his uncle, which did not take place in the original.

* Mark Wahlberg's character, Staff Sgt. Dignam, has no parallel in the original.

* Morse code plays a large part in the original as a means of communication ....
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Influences (Pulp Fiction)


Pulp Fiction features many direct references to other films. Tarantino (a former video store clerk) is well-known for having watched nearly every movie in the store before going off to make his first mainstream film, Reservoir Dogs. The influence of this broad viewing remains prominent in Pulp Fiction.

* The passage from the Old ....
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Influences (Reservoir Dogs)


Tarantino is well-known for his encyclopedic knowledge of cinema, and Reservoir Dogs is liberally influenced by numerous films, particularly Hong Kong action cinema, French New Wave, the heist film and Samuel Fuller. These influences can be seen in everything from the suits the characters wear (inspired by the finale of John Woo's A Better Tomorrow ....
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