Does anyone have any unusual writing influences, besides another writer? One of my writing influences is actually a movie director named Sergio Leone. He directed The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Every time I write a story, I always visualize it like a Sergio Leone movie where there are many close-ups, then I write the details of what I see in my head. I don't know if anyone else does that or if it's just me. Anyway, does anyone else have any unusual artistic influences?