Poster Fix: Django Unchained

The first poster for Quentin Tarantino’s next film, Django Unchained, was revealed yesterday. [via Yahoo!]

Evidently the Weinstein Company’s graphics guy frequents the Minimal Movie Posters tumblr.

This poster also gives us a decent lesson in how to market auteurism. The film’s title and actors are absent from the poster; we’re just expected to know this information. This isn’t “A New Film by Quentin Tarantino”. It is “The New Film By Quentin Tarantino”.

Does the minimalist approach make you more or less excited for this movie? Does the poster even matter because it’s a Quentin Tarantino movie and you will see Django Unchained no matter what?

Sound off below.

Film Diet: July 2011

Here is a rundown of what I watched this past month. J. Lo makes an appearance, so you know it’s a good list.

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“Hello, Sally” – Remembering Sally Menke

The news today that Quentin Tarantino’s longtime editor Sally Menke was found dead in California is a definite blow to the filmmaking community.

Menke collaborated with Tarantino since Reservoir Dogs and she was nominated for two Oscars for her work on Pulp Fiction (1995) and Inglourious Basterds (2010). Check out this charming video from the set of Inglourious of everyone on the set saying hi to Sally. It will certainly make you smile.


Here is a video of Tarantino praising Menke’s work: