So, unless I’m mistaken, the Inglourious Basterds are sort of like the Boy Scouts, right? And these posters represent merit badges in Sports, First Aid, and um, Woodcarving?
Grim, brutal and dripping with the impact of potent and perverse fetish objects, the overcast grays and desaturated reds of these posters are a direct visual extension of the trailer Sasha first posted in youtube quality 2 weeks ago. We have an HD version embedded now, so you can get a better idea of the wet foggy light 2-time Oscar winning cinematographer Robert Richardson might be using to tone down the gore factor. (I’m seeing the same shade of brownish burgundy blood Michael
Ballhaus Chapman and Scorsese used in order to get an R-rating for Taxi Driver.)
From these early indications Inglourious Basterds will be the most visually sophisticated Tarantino film since, well, the last time Q worked with Richardson on Kill Bill. Over the past 22 years, Oliver Stone, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino have turned to Robert Richardson 18 times, and this year he’s doing double duty with Marty and Quentin both, on Inglourious Basterds and Shutter Island. Four of Richardson’s five Oscar nominations have come from that set of directors. Will this year be number six?
(HD trailer after the cut)