When I recently saw Carl Franklin's One False Move, I didn't immediately think of Blue Ruin. However, the former's poster looked strikingly familiar. Upon further research, I found that Franklin's outstanding neo-noir directorial debut was one of Saulnier's major influences. His poster for Blue Ruin is a borderline rip-off, but the film itself is so singular it totally doesn't matter. Now let's hope his career doesn't fizzle after a couple dynamite features the way Franklin's did.