This is Quentin Tarantino, one of the mose influental geniuses in Hollywood.
"Fuck you, and yo' egotistical ass" (EXPLODE)
Directed some (maybe not THE) best movies of the 90s, including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Jackie Brown.
His genius and filmmaking talents were also carried into the 21st century, with Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2.
QT is a god at film making.
He also shamelessly loots other people's material, but given a pass, proving Van Gogh right that "an ounce of image is worth a pound of performance" (Compare with David Blaine).
To take an example at random, see for instance the famous adrenalin scene in the even more famous film PULP FICTION. As shot it is taken nearly word-for-word from a 70s Scorsese documentary on Steven Prince. Prince has all the details: medical dictionary, magic marker over the heart, the size of the needle, the jabbing motion, eyes popping open.
This is NOT homage. Homage is a way of honoring others, pedestalizing them. Tarantino is a self-promoter first. Go ahead and reference how the Duchess dances in ARISTOCATS, but taking someone else's story and shooting it almost exactly as described is just sorry.
You: Yeah, yeah, yeah, just give me twenty on 3.