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.
Very rare for a Quentin Tarantino film, some scenes contained improvisation, particularly when Rick Dalton forgets his lines when filming a "Lancer" and afterwards rants to himself privately in his trailer. Leonardo DiCaprio had a very difficult time playing the scene as Dalton, rather than as how he himself would, especially since Dalton is supposed to be an actor of limited range. DiCaprio suggested that Dalton forget his lines mid-scene--ironically, to help him stay in character as Dalton. The subsequent scene in the trailer was also unscripted, improvised. See more »
At about 1h21min you can see Cliff driving around, but the speedometer is visible an clearly shows 0 mp/h. See more »
The House That Jack Built
Written by Bobby Lance and Fran Robins
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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One of the Tarantino's worst (if not worst).
Cinematography - great, acting - great. Music- reused already written works. Plot - none. Just almost 3+ hours worth of some random scenes stiched together without leading anywhere. Watched it twice. Has not changed my opinion. By the time it ended I did not care anymore, I just wanted to pee!!! After sitting there for almost 3 hours. What was the point of this movie? Still wondering.
One of the Tarantino's worst (if not worst!).
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