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Tarantino pleases himself with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

August 21, 2019
The Watchman
Tarantino pleases himself with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
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Tarantino pleases himself with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Aug 21, 2019
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This a review of the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
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Quentin Tarantino pleases himself with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Could this be his most self-indulgent film yet? Check out the movie review to find out!

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood is Tarantino’s billet doux (that’s French for love letter) to an era of film he clearly adores. It also might be statement about the industry’s current situation and where he fits within. 

Set in Hollywood in 1969—toward the end of the summer of love under the looming shadow of the Manson family murders—Once Upon a Time In Hollywood tells the story of Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski’s next door neighbour Rick Dalton. Rick’s a famous actor but his star is on the decline. His roles have moved from movies to TV and leading man to villain. Rick’s buddy Cliff Booth is an ex-green beret who works in Hollywood as a stunt man, mainly as Rick’s stunt double but spends more time these days as Rick’s driver and personal assistant. The film is about them trying to make their way around an industry that they are struggling to keep up with.

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