This promo still for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom (Eeeep, my hipster boner is filling with Soy Chai!) is what Focus Features is calling “Vintage Team Photo.” It may contain nearly-criminal levels of whimsy and a quality I like to think of as Wes Andersoniness, but I’ll say this for it: At least they matched the goddamned names to the faces. You’d be amazed at how few posters do that. Still, it’s no shirtless Bill Murray holding an axe and a bottle of wine.
Here’s an official poster they made out of it. Notice how Bruce Willis’s name is on the top this time? I bet that’s not an accident.
You have to love the retro-ness of the poster for Tarantino’s Django Unchained. (Does Tarantino do anything that’s NOT retro?) It helps that he’s one of the only directors around (and there are less than five) where you could put just his name on the poster and people would go see it. Still, I’m sad Will Smith isn’t going to be in this, as originally planned. I imagine his face superimposed over this with “OH HELL NAW!”