Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino, 2019)

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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino, 2019)

#276 Post by aox » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:50 am

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What’s with this thing where his films are numbered now? I understood why some marketing doofus might have thought it was clever for HATEFUL EIGHT, but it seems obnoxious here.
Tarantino stated during the Kill Bill period that he would only be making ten feature films in his life (many of us hope this does not include Star Trek). We'll see if he goes the Bela Tarr route or Steven Soderbergh route.

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#277 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:24 am

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Brian C wrote:
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What’s with this thing where his films are numbered now? I understood why some marketing doofus might have thought it was clever for HATEFUL EIGHT, but it seems obnoxious here.
That "marketing doofus" is named Harvey Weinstein, show some respect

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#278 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:40 am

And in perfect timing to piss off cinephiles, the New Beverly published a write-up by Tarantino where he tears into John Ford again. He's playing the film Ulzana's Raid with Fort Apache this Wednesday and Thursday (I was personally hoping to be there Thursday).

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#279 Post by knives » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:40 am

Why does DiCaprio have a perma squint now?

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#280 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:48 am

Most film schools in the late sixties would be quicker to screen Children of Paradise, or La Strada, or La Grande Illusion than they would Tie a Yellow Ribbon.
Hard to blame them, since no such movie exists

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#281 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:54 am

I'm caught between giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming he briefly confused it in his mind with the song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree," or, given how horrendous a bad-faith reading of Fort Apache and The Searchers he provides, that he just hasn't seen it in years and years but chooses to write about it nonetheless.

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#282 Post by bearcuborg » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:01 pm

HinkyDinkyTruesmith wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:54 am
I'm caught between giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming he briefly confused it in his mind with the song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree," or, given how horrendous a bad-faith reading of Fort Apache and The Searchers he provides, that he just hasn't seen it in years and years but chooses to write about it nonetheless.
I actually looked for it!

But yes, well said, I agree with your later point.

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#283 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:29 pm

Just in case anyone else is confused, Tarantino was presumably thinking of Ford’s She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

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#284 Post by Monterey Jack » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:42 pm

What a shit poster. Given Tarantino's clout and fetish for all things retro, shouldn't be hiring Drew Struzan or some other old-school artist to create an ILLUSTRATION that would evoke the look of movie posters released in 1969 instead of this lazy Photoshop hack-job? Granted, the studio probably pressured him to make sure the famous actors' faces would be recognizable, but still. Remember the great poster for The Hateful Eight…?

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I'm reminded of Thomas Jane's character in The Mist grousing, "Ah, they'll just hire some intern to whip up something with Photoshop in a half-hour. I've seen it before, two big heads..."

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#285 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:44 pm

It is a remarkably bad poster, all the moreso because you KNOW Tarantino has a clause that allows him to approve/veto all promo material— they should have just slapped any of those set pics from the previous page onto a poster and had a much better final result with zero effort

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#286 Post by black&huge » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:04 pm

Tarantino posters typically are bad which outright confuses me since like Domino said he has input but also he collects so many movie posters for his personal collection you'd think he'd care a great deal. It's either a boring "character line up" thing (Basterds, Django, H8) or if it's a concept of a certain thing about the film it's heavily photoshop polished and just downright ugly (the knife and bat posters for Basterds, the katana through the memo for kill bill) but basically ever since Res Dogs it's all boring or terrible posters.

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#287 Post by Monterey Jack » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:22 pm

I'll give Pulp Fiction as being a good poster.

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Every other Tarantino poster aside from that Hateful Eight one has been absolute bullshit, though. Considering how Tarantino insists on shooting on actual film (even Ultra Panavision 70...for a movie set almost entirely in one big room), how he eschews fancy special effects and CGI whenever possible, and how he loads his films with obscure film music from his personal collection (often with LP pops and crackles), it's baffling why he treats posters as an afterthought. Back in the day, they were often the ONLY way you'd know when a movie was coming out, and thus required eye-catching graphics to entice viewers to see it. It's a grand art form that's been completely ruined in the day of lazy Photoshop collages, and you'd think Tarantino would want the advertising for his movies to reflect the way they used to be.

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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino, 2019)

#288 Post by bearcuborg » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:30 pm

I keep seeing Scott Bakula in Pitt. Reservoir Dogs was pretty iconic in the 90s. I also liked Jackie Brown...I’ve tried to forget his other movies for the most part.

Anyway, this poster feels like that fake poster for The Irishman. I’d be shocked if Quentin is behind it in anyway, conceptually or approval.

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#289 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:30 pm

I like the Bridget Fonda Jackie Brown character poster for the articles

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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino, 2019)

#290 Post by Monterey Jack » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:35 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:30 pm
I like the Bridget Fonda Jackie Brown character poster for the articles
MmmmmmmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm, 90's Bridget Fonda...

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God, I miss seeing her in movies. :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu9HAQQ71fU

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#291 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:51 pm

I'm sure this won't be the poster that ends up hanging in theaters.

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#292 Post by Brian C » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:00 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:I'm sure this won't be the poster that ends up hanging in theaters.
Looks like it will though - it has the studio logo as well as Sony’s usual “This film has not been rated” disclaimer in the corners. It’s made for distribution.

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#293 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:04 pm

Note to self: schedule an eye exam

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#294 Post by Brian C » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:17 pm

Ha, I just worked in theatres for a long time and loved doing the posters, so I recognize the text block. Sony and Universal are both distinct that way.

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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino, 2019)

#295 Post by bearcuborg » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:28 pm

Brian C wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:00 pm
mfunk9786 wrote:I'm sure this won't be the poster that ends up hanging in theaters.
Looks like it will though - it has the studio logo as well as Sony’s usual “This film has not been rated” disclaimer in the corners. It’s made for distribution.
Probably the first of a series of posters with other characters?

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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino, 2019)

#296 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:36 pm

I can see a larger version of the poster with everyone on either side of Pitt or Dicaprio

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#297 Post by PfR73 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:37 pm

This is clearly just a teaser poster, and not a final poster since it doesn't have a credit block. A better poster could be forthcoming.

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#298 Post by Brian C » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:04 pm

True enough about the credit block, but Sony has a habit of simply releasing the same key art with credits as the final poster.

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#299 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:05 am

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#300 Post by domino harvey » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:10 am

Someone thought Margot Robbie needed Photoshop?

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