Piece by Eddie on 12/07/2019
I honestly don’t think there’s a single cinema fan out there who wouldn’t be counting down the days until Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hits our screens, and if by chance there is someone out there who isn’t on board for the Quentin Tarantino epic, hopefully this will change your mind!
A passion project for the esteemed director, and arguably the closest we will ever get to a spiritual follow up to his magnum opus Pulp Fiction, Time looks set to be one of the year’s biggest films and judging by early festival reviews, one of the very best.
Teaming up some of the industry’s hottest talents to play out a story steeped in history and fiction, Time could just be a new cinematic classic.
Not convinced, hopefully the below reasons to get excited about the film will sway you.
Happy reading and happy watching!
1. The Setting
I’d argue that there’s no better person to be revisiting 1960’s Hollywood than Quentin Tarantino. A massive fan of the era and the pop culture that surrounded it, Time will allow Tarantino to take us on a fascinating trip back in time filled with reincarnations of real life figures, fictional characters and recreations of some of the era’s most famous hotspots, all lovingly recreated for the film.
Read more about some of the settings of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood below –
2. The Cast
Top billing going to the dream team of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, Time’s loaded cast that also includes bit turns from the likes of Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Damian Lewis, Kurt Russell, Emile Hirsch and Luke Perry plus many more is one of the great casts ever assembled in the modern era. There should be a lot of cinematic joy to be found in such a talented cast.
Hear more about how Tarantino sourced his amazing cast and how some might not even make the cut below! –
3. Potentially Tarantino’s Second Last Film
Long having mentioned that he sees himself only ever making 10 feature films and then enjoying a more quiet life in the industry, Time marks the 9th time Tarantino has stepped behind the camera for a feature film, meaning all film fans should be making the most of one of the supposedly last ever outings for the genius director.
Could this really be Tarantino’s second last film? Read more about this in the article below –
4. An Original Big Budget Film
In an age were original cinematic content (with big budgets attached) is at an all-time premium we can all be thankful Time has been heavily invested in by all involved to allow Tarantino to see out his vision. In what’s been a mostly disappointing period at the box office in 2019, here’s hoping audiences answer with their wallets and show the big studios that original content is still something they desire to support.
Get the low-down of the big budget behind Tarantino’s epic –
5. The Soundtrack
A jack of all trades so it seems (perhaps not acting), one of Tarantino’s greatest strengths from Reservoir Dogs right through to The Hateful Eight has been his use of original music, borrowed music and songs in his films. With Time set in the heart of a very special time in the music industry one would expect that the soundtrack backing the film up will be one you want to have in your collection.
Get a snippet of what to expect from the official soundtrack below –
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens in Australian cinemas on Thursday August 15th
I can’t wait!
You and I both Cindy. Sadly here in Aus we have to wait a little longer to.
OMGGG YAAA I LOVE TARANTINO AND I CANT WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE
I can’t believe its less than a month away!
I’ll catch it eventually on home video. It does look good!
I reckon this one is a must on the big screen if you can but would still be a great watch on home video.
Im still very cautious about this. His connection to Roman Polanski (and grotesque support of) makes me really concerned about this film’s content.
I see the argument for him being the person to make a film set in this era, I just think he’s the wrong person to tackle this slice of it.
To be fair, I’ve also been really hot and cold on his recent films so…. That might also be limiting my excitement.
I don’t believe Polanski will play “to” big of a part in this film but I could be wrong! I wouldn’t let that deter you from seeing this on the big screen.
I’m definitely going to see it. But out of obligation.
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Quite a unique film to say the least!
Just saw ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD and here’s my opinion: Tarentino masterfully takes back the 60s and defeats the Manson family by offering an alternate ending to that tragic night. It’s a tour de trimophe both psychologically and symbolically. IMO, Tarentino’s greatest work, it approaches epic proportions like great classic literature. Look for the plethora of references and allusions, the fantastic attention to detail (even the car radios are playing KHJ Los Angeles with the Real Don Steele on Boss radio)… Eye-popping visuals and incredible stellar performances from a star-studded cast. As a child growing up, I remember the news coverage of the murders of Sharon Tate and everyone at her house and the ensuing Manson family news coverage over the next two years. Last night I went to Cinemark Movies 8 and saw Tarentino’s new film which tackles Hollywood during that time period: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMn97FOQXro
I am excited to see how Bruce lee is portrayed in the film
Can’t wait mate, sucks we have to wait a little longer here in Aus!