Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: The full second movie trailer for Inglourious Basterds has been released, and is included after the jump.
Entertainment Tonight has premiered some new footage from Inglourious Basterds - seemingly from an upcoming, full length trailer – and in their typical style, spouted banalities all over half of it. On the upside, they didn’t talk all over the other half. You can see the clip embedded after the break where I will also be stepping into something a little like spoiler territory beneath the video. That’s your warning.
The full movie trailer:
There’s an awful lot to like about this trailer, though in the ET edit at least it maintains the same essential deception as the previous teaser. The focus remains on Brad Pitt and his swastika carving cohort, despite the script being not about them at all for almost a half of the page count. When it comes to showing Shosanna Dreyfuss, the film’s heroine, the glimpse we get here is a very brief one and, perhaps worse still, if you recall it during the actual film you might be able to fathom a key plot point before it unspools.
Of course, I’m basing my information on a draft of the script that is elsewhere and in other ways revealed to have been changed on its way to the screen, so I might be off centre a little there.
I remain utterly convinced that this film is going to be tremendous, whether or not it proves to be the saviour of the Weinsteins’ bank balance. My only doubt about the film we’re going to end up with come August is derived from seeing the marketing insistance on the Pitt and co. plotline. This suggests to me that any of the rumoured re-editing will be at the expense of the Shosanna Dreyfuss storyline. Don’t do it, Quentin! Put the scissors down! Shosanna is a great character.