‘Basterds’ threads on display at LA area theaters

Posted by · 11:43 am · August 23rd, 2009

So Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” has opened and made a dent in the box office.  Go team.  The Oscar discussion ranges from “It could get in with 10 nominees” to “Maybe something in the techs,” and you can count me in the latter camp.  In fact, as usual, Tarantino assembled a talented below-the-line team for his latest film, not least of them being costume designer Anna B. Sheppard.

Here in Los Angeles, Sheppard’s work is getting its day in the sun with a displays at the Arclight Hollywood, Arclight Sherman Oaks and Landmark Theater.  Personally, I see this as the film’s best shot at an Oscar nod, and given that the Hollywood Arclight is a hub of sorts for industry types when they go out and pay with the masses, this set-up could go a long way toward securing a notice this season.  (Two more pics after the jump.)

Inglourious Basterds costume design display

Inglourious Basterds costume design display

Inglourious Basterds costume design display

By the way, Gerard’s first stab at the costume design category for Tech Support will be on the way in the next week or so. Stay tuned.

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  • 1 8-23-2009 at 11:49 am

    Georgie said...

    The dresses that Shosanna and Bridget wore for the film premiere were better than almost all of the red carpet dresses I’ve seen in recent years. Actresses, take note.

    And Kris, I think that Waltz is the film’s best shot for a nod. If he isn’t nominated I’ll be surprised and upset.

  • 2 8-23-2009 at 12:41 pm

    David said...

    INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS FOR BEST PICTURE. If it doesn’t get nominated, I will be sorely disappointed. Hands down, the best film so far this year. I’ve seen it twice, and both times, the audience went wild for it – I’ve never seen a crowd go as nuts as during the last 30 min of that picture. And, Melanie Laurent for best supporting actress. Most poignant story Tarantino has ever told, as far as I’m concerned.

  • 3 8-23-2009 at 1:33 pm

    twinzin said...

    Costume Design is the films best shot… ps-ps-ps-ps… Tha has to be Mr. Waltz most people who visit this site know he’s the clear cut best shot for the film. I wouldn’t limit this to techs because the AMPAS loves jews and nazis.

  • 4 8-23-2009 at 3:23 pm

    Brian said...

    Christoph Waltz has the benefit of being one of the most charming AND gracious motherfuckers in interviews and appearances. It’s seriously hard not to love the guy, and his story, even before seeing his incredible performance.

    I think he’ll win.

  • 5 8-23-2009 at 11:30 pm

    AL said...

    I swear to god, this site is so bad at recognizing other peoples Oscar Predictions. And no, I don’t just mean me, I mean most people are talking right now about the possibility that this could get lots of nods. Sure, some people don’t think so, but for you to continually right it off as nothing special, and try to slant the story to make it sound evenly divided, well that does yourself a disservice.

  • 6 8-23-2009 at 11:50 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    AL: I have no idea what you’re reading into this post, but I’m pretty sure it’s not there. When I say “Oscar discussion,” it doesn’t mean rampant speculation on the net. It means actual conversations with people who vote for these things.

    Settle down.

  • 7 8-23-2009 at 11:54 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I should note, since it’s apparently not clear, that I certainly still think Waltz is in and after all, my most recent Oscar update was completed after I saw the film. And there he is, still in the predicted five.

    Supporting actor, costume design, maybe art direction, longshot for original screenplay. Does anyone really think it’ll go much farther than that?

  • 8 8-24-2009 at 1:34 am

    maurier said...

    It would be great if this Polish costume designer get her third Oscar nomination. And maybe a statuette, why not?

  • 9 8-24-2009 at 9:12 am

    AL said...

    So, if we are talking about actual conversations, then why is Public Enemies still in the top 20 chart for best picture?

  • 10 8-24-2009 at 9:31 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Because they haven’t been updated since the release. And considering the resources available to Universal and those available to TWC (and the fact that the latter has two films that will have a Best Pic trajectory as it is), I could make a pretty good case for Public Enemies having a better shot at a Best Picture nomination than Inglourious Basterds.

    But keep insinuating if that’s what you want. I don’t care what others are predicting. I’ve been doing this long enough to know that it’s best to trust my own instincts.

  • 11 8-24-2009 at 1:20 pm

    Al said...

    “keep insinuating if that’s what you want.” cool, as long as you don’t mind.