- “Preparations for Inglourious Basterds were much the same as Pulp Fiction: lots of film references. Much like Jack Rabbit Slim’s, the cinema in Inglourious Basterds was a centerpiece set with a mixed pedigree. QT mentioned LA’s New Beverly Cinema for the projection room and its Vista Theatre for the auditorium dimension and number of seats as models. He wanted the lobby to be exactly like the one in Action in Arabia (directed by Leonide Moguy in 1944 with George Sanders, specifically the two stairs, the ceiling fans, and the timing of Inglourious Basterds character Colonel Landa’s and Sanders’ Action in Arabia character’s descent on the stairs.”
- ―David Wasco on the film production
David Wasco is a production and art designer, who oversaw the production design in Inglourious Basterds.
David Wasco was born in New Jersey and raised in Vermont. He moved to New York in 1972 to work as an industrial designer. He began working in movies as the First Assistant to the Production Designer on Don Coscarelli's The Beastmaster in 1983 and as Set Decorator on Night of the Comet (1984).
He is married to Sandy Reynolds-Wasco.