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Movies Recommended by the Daniels: A Look at the Influences Behind ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once

A Still From Repo Man (Via IMDB)

The Daniels, renowned filmmakers behind ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,’ have shared their love for various movies which influenced their own work. From wacky action-comedy ‘Police Story’ to the satirical food-lover’s epic ‘Tampopo,’ their recommendations offer a diverse mix of genres and tones.

The list starts with ‘Police Story,’ featuring Jackie Chan’s legendary stunts and physical comedy. The Daniels find inspiration in the film’s blend of humor and action, drawing parallels to their own visually-driven storytelling approach. ‘Tampopo,’ on the other hand, celebrates absurdity and combines it with a heartfelt exploration of food culture.

Other highlights include ‘Repo Man,’ a bizarre mix of sci-fi, punk rock, and humor that inspires the Daniels’ use of satire and playful product placement. ‘Malcolm X,’ meanwhile, resonates with Scheinert’s affinity for the genre, despite disagreeing with its manipulation of historical events.

Jackie Chan (Via IMDB)

Kaiju fans will rejoice in the recommendations of ‘Godzilla vs. Gigan,’ ‘Terror of Mechagodzilla,’ and ‘Destroy All Monsters,’ featuring epic monster battles and cheesy charm. ‘Ebirah, Horror of the Deep’ offers a more relaxed monster-bashing experience with stunning underwater effects. ‘Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster’ is praised for its playful humor and groundbreaking portrayal of the iconic three-headed beast.

The list concludes with ‘Godzilla Raids Again,’ highlighting the Daniels’ preference for older, low-budget monster movies with charming special effects. This reflects their nostalgic affection for the genre and their preference for practical effects over computer-generated imagery.

Rollie D. Eldred
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Rollie is a film aficionado from LA, USA. He loves exploring international cinema and writing insightful reviews. He also looks like Chuck Norris, he gets that a lot. Get in touch with him at [email protected].

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