I think it's great to see the ways in which he is trying new things:
1. Aspect ratio- he hasn't shot 1.85 since Bottle Rocket.
2. 16 mm- you can feel the grain in this (and yes it does feel like Submarine, but that grainy quality was one of the best aspects of that movie).
4. Extra-wide shots- They're everywhere in this trailer. He was doing this some in Fantastic Mr. Fox, but now he's brought it to live action.
3. New font- yes, futura's still there as stretch has pointed out, but I think this script font (anybody know what it is?) demonstrates Wes saying, "Futura is me, but it's not this movie. Perhaps I'm more than just my Futura." That, my friends, is growth.
These are mere details for most viewers, but I'm sure they're grand, carefully contemplated adventures for Wes.
All the boys in their neckerchiefs, as well as that shot of the Sam and Suzy in the woods brings Au revoir les enfants to mind. Others have mentioned Pierrot le fou, and I see that some in the wide shots, that panning shot of Suzy with the water in the background, and just the whole young love on the run thing. Also this Norman Rockwell image was posted on a blog somewhere long before the trailer hit and it couldn't be more right on.http://marathon-runner.org/NRPictures/B ... eEasel.jpg
What films or other potential influences are you reminded of when you see this trailer?