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It's no insider secret that filmmakers love referencing films—one look at College Humor's excellent supercut, Every Pop Culture Reference from Tarantino Movies should make this immediately clear. What marks a true cinephile is the ability to identify when specific shots reference the works of former filmmakers. Case in point: "Partner, father, film lover" Tea and a Movie's excellent compilation, True Detective: Comparisons and References. In just under two minutes, director Cary Joji Fukunaga's excellent drama is deconstructed and displayed as an assemblage of hat-tips, from serial killer movies like David Fincher's Se7en, to Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky's Ivan's Childhood. Some of the comparisons are tenuous, like Leatherface's entry in Marcus Nispel's Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, but others, including the supernatural flock of birds in Jeff Nichols' 2011 Take Shelter, are spot-on.
So, how well does Tea and a Movie make the case? Watch True Detective: Comparisons and References above and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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