Tuesday, October 14, 2008

First Look: Inglorious Bastards poster

As filming for Inglorious Bastards is just underway in Germany, Joblo was able to nab a first sneak peak of the IG poster! I have no idea if this artwork is set in stone yet, but it's ok. You'd think Quentin would want to capitalize on the images of Brad or Michael. Maybe he will as it is very early to reveal concrete marketing decisions to the public. And although IG is highly anticipated, the main gripe I am hearing from fanboys is that they don't know anyone else, besides Brad Pitt that is in the movie. Some fanboys have rudely stated that 'This casting sucks, they are a bunch of nobodies'. Get a grip boys, this film has a few notable 'somebodies' and one in particular, Michael Fassbender is on the rise, so shut the fuck up!

It costs a lot of money to make films these days and not having a bunch of over hyped A-listers along with their egos and high salary demands leads to huge budgets and subsequentely huge box-office expectations. So I'd rather support a Tarantino film that has unknowns and rising stars on a modest budget - and Inglorious Bastards is just that.

In the coming week or so, I have a friend who will be cooking up a new snazzy FF banner for the blog. The current one is decent, but in this day and age of fan site blogging, I need to get with the program and have a banner that is more representative of Michael and showcasing a few images of him. The banner is the first thing you seen when you visit a blog and as Michael's profile increases, so will the visits to Fassinating Fassbender, and I need to make a great first impression. So stay tuned for a new purdy banner soon.


greyeyegoddess said...

Hey, Mike Myers isn't a nobody...lol! But definitely, Fass will come out of there a somebody, or even go in there as a somebody. People can be so fickle. Mr. Pitt is of a lesser interest to me, and sadly, I will have to see a movie with him in it. I've been avoiding him like the plague.

I also prefer movies with unknowns, because you are more likely to get into the movie, instead of focusing on the one or two stars.

Will be looking forward to the purty new banner.


Tina said...

Get a grip boys, this film has a few notable 'somebodies' and one in particular, Michael Fassbender is on the rise, so shut the fuck up!

You tell em Simone! I also can't wait to see the new banner!


Simone said...

Movies with lesser-knowns and unknowns allow you to get more into the actual film. Watching a movie with a whole bunch of A/B listers, say like 'Oceans 11, 12, and 13' is too distracting. You look at a certain actor and all you can think about him/her is their tabloid headlines.

Quentin always has a main star attraction and an outstanding supporting cast of lesser knowns. This formula is great for movie making. Because of Quentin and Brad's names associated to IG, Michael's profile will only rise.

I can't wait for the banner either Tina. I'm going to submit to my 'creative director' some photo ideas. ;-)