I love Inherent Vice, but I don’t expect this will be much like it in many respects. Inherent Vice is somewhat muddy and incoherent by design, and QT likes to keep things crisp and cracking. I’m guessing there will be a lot of references to actors he admires from that period, both as characters in the film portrayed by other actors as well as many actors from that time probably showing up in cameos as other characters. If Inglourious Basterds was a love letter to world cinema of the 40s then this will certainly be a love letter to the Hollywood of the late 60s, with the collapse of the studio system leading to the New Hollywood era of the 70s that has informed so much of Quentin’s work. I think he’ll strive to capture the vibe of Hollywood in that period as well as the vibe of films that came out of that time, which could mean something a bit more anarchic and free spirited than we’re used to from him, but not to the extent of a film like Inherent Vice.
And I’m really looking forward to seeing what he does with this soundtrack. His gradual transition to mostly using film scores (and eventually having an original score) has created some great musical moments, but the promise of a QT soundtrack packed full of late 60s rock songs is very exciting.