Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • *Then there’s the question of how Tate’s surviving loved ones might react to all of this. When Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was first announced, Debra Tate, Sharon Tate’s sister, expressed outrage. She was particularly disgusted that Sony originally planned to release the movie on August 9, which would coincide with the 50th anniversary of Sharon Tate’s murder. The release date was later changed July 26, 2019, and Debra Tate agreed to sit down with Tarantino and read the script.

    After this meeting, Tate changed her opinion of the film. The news of the Tate/Tarantino meeting came via TMZ, with their article stating:

    Debra says she voiced her concerns and he heard her out, then explained the movie’s plot … which made her feel much better. She says she now believes Tarantino has honorable intentions … “This movie is not what people would expect it to be when you combine the Tarantino and Manson names.”*

    -Chris Evangelista on SlashFilm

  • Tarantino had given a talk about his research about cinema in the 70's, and I believe some of the points he made are probably the driving elements behind "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood". I think a central theme of the film will be the fall of "Old Hollywood" and the emergence of "New Hollywood".

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  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD - Official Trailer (HD)
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  • I’ve been going to see his movies Day one in theatres since I was old enough to starting at Inglorious Basterds. I loved Hateful Eight but I’ve only watched it once which is low for me and a Tarantino movie. No real reason, life just changed and I can’t watch a movie 50 times anymore.

    I never get excited for movies anymore but I can’t wait for this. Reviews from Cannes are out now on Metacritic and it’s looking good too!

  • I only watched the teaser trailer and I'm already in, so it's media blackout time. I love Tarantino's style, even though I only fully watched Inglorious Bastards and Reservoir Dogs (which is one of my favorite films ever). Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight's on my to-watch list.

  • @TokyoSlim We had this thread here as well.

    It's cool to hear that you liked it a lot. How would you comment on the violence in the film? I mean regarding that brief conversation earlier in April.

  • @sentinel-beach I don't want to get too spoilery if I can help it, but I can say that this is not a historically accurate film in similar ways to Inglorious Basterds.

    Take that as you will.

    It's very violent. And there's a discussion to be had vis-a-vis Tarantino's predilection for brutal violence against women. But I don't think THIS film is especially disproportionately violent against women other than I will say that violence happens to both men and women and both are kind of lingered upon uncomfortably. I have already seen reports out there that some people think it is further evidence of misogyny, and maybe QT's history gives him no benefit of the doubt here, I mean, this is the man who's response to Spike Lee calling out his casual use of the N word was to make Django Unchained....but I didn't see it that way. Your mileage may vary.

    Movie is super male-gazey though. Especially in the foot fetish dept. As I pointed out in my "review" the ratio of women without shoes in this film to women with them is probably 4:1

  • I do think they did Bruce Lee dirty though.

  • Might be seeing this tomorrow.. really looking forward to it!

  • I enjoyed the film, it just seemed a bit all over the place. The mockumentary side of the film to help set it up was different enough to set itself apart from his other films. His style is still very much there, it was just so lack luster. I loved the leads' storylines. I just gotta watch it again before I fully make up my mind.