Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age.
The design on the wall in the airport is identical to the design on the wall in the airport shown in the opening scene of Jackie Brown (1997). See more »
As Cliff is driving Rick through the streets of LA, in the background you can see green lights indicating the street was closed for the shot as otherwise, Cliff was just driving through red light after red light after red light. See more »
The version of the film that screened at The Cannes Film Festival was 159 minutes, two minutes shorter than the version released in theaters in the US. Tarantino reportedly added in more scenes of Sharon Tate, including extending the scene where she picks up a hitchhiker. See more »
A love letter to a film industry that is no longer recognisable.
It took Quentin Tarantino a lifetime of living, 5 years to write and a 2 hours 41 minutes watch. This is a love letter to a film industry that is no longer recognisable. Hippies, short skirts, westerns..... all have disappeared from our movie world. But worry not, Quentin Tarantino is here to remind us of old school film making from a once beloved industry which has been described as being on life support.
The performances are flawless. I was apprehensive about how the events of August 8, 1969 would be handled. But that is handled tastefully and respectfully, yet with the classic Tarantino flair.
Will be quite a bit for those under 40 who have no recollection of this Hollywood. Some will categorise this as an over indulgent nostalgia trip for movie geeks. And they are likely to be correct. But for those of us who complain that Hollywood is reduced to remakes and comic book films, QT delivers a unique and creative viewing experience.
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