Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - Tarantino's 1969 movie

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I can't believe there's no thread for this. I searched, but nothing.

Official synopsis: Los Angeles, 1969. The Summer of Love. Washed-up former Western TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his best friend and stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor ... Sharon Tate.

Tarantino is describing this as the closest thing in tone and style to Pulp Fiction he's made since then. I take that to mean it'll involve a large cast in an Altman-esque web of interconnected stories, this time against the backdrop of the Manson family murders.

In addition of DiCaprio and Pitt, the still-growing cast includes Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, Damian Lewis as Steve McQueen, Dakota Fanning as Squeaky Fromme, and Emile Hirsch as Manson victim Jay Sebring.

Also starring in unspecified roles are Burt Reynolds, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Luke Perry and Clifton Collins Jr., along with Tarantino regulars Michael Madsen and Tim Roth. Casting is still ongoing for actors to play Manson and Bruce Lee.

Filming is set to begin soon, with a projected release date of August 9, 2019, the 50th anniversary of Tate's murder.
 

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Fine fine. Just get it over with and give the R rated Star Trek movie.
 

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I'm pretty sure people will be more interested to see who gets cast as Bruce Lee than Charles Manson.

Tarantino has probaby seen every Brucesploitation movie ever made, so he knows the pressure of doing it right.
 

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So is this going to be a serious film or am I going to watch Charles Manson get his dick cut off by Sharon Tate while 'Till I die' by the Beach Boys plays in the background?
 

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Michael Madsen must sit by that fucking phone like he's waiting for his baby's kidnappers to call.
 

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So is this going to be a serious film or am I going to watch Charles Manson get his dick cut off by Sharon Tate while 'Till I die' by the Beach Boys plays in the background?
If he doesn't re-write history, I wonder how he handles the murder scenes without them becoming over the top and appearing to be in a bad taste.
 

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If he doesn't re-write history, I wonder how he handles the murder scenes without them becoming over the top and appearing to be in a bad taste.
From what I've heard, my guess is the murders happen relatively early in the film, and largely off-screen. It's a movie about that time and place, not about the murders themselves. Think Spike Lee's Summer of Sam.
 

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Pitt is worrying. He didn't help Inglourious Basterds at all (it was Waltz's show in the end).

Damian Lewis as McQueen, though...that's tantalizing. I can see him with an Oscar if my imagination is any indication. Could reignite his film career in a big way.
 

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I think I'm kind of over Tarantino.
 

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Pitt is worrying. He didn't help Inglourious Basterds at all (it was Waltz's show in the end).

Damian Lewis as McQueen, though...that's tantalizing. I can see him with an Oscar if my imagination is any indication. Could reignite his film career in a big way.
Was Pitt really in that movie? I barely remember his scenes. From what I recall the supporting actors did all of the heavy lifting.
 

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Was Pitt really in that movie? I barely remember his scenes. From what I recall the supporting actors did all of the heavy lifting.
I recently re-watched it. While you're correct that the supporting actors did all the heavy lifting and the the Basterds themselves are a more of secondary story, Pitt does give an excellent performance whenever he is in the movie.
 

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Pitt is worrying. He didn't help Inglourious Basterds at all (it was Waltz's show in the end).

Damian Lewis as McQueen, though...that's tantalizing. I can see him with an Oscar if my imagination is any indication. Could reignite his film career in a big way.
He already played Steve McQueen in a commercial. And beyond that he gets a lifetime pass from me for BAND OF BROTHERS.

DREAMCATCHER is one of the worst movies of all time.
 

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I didn't even realize that Jonesy was Damien Lewis until you mentioned Dreamcatcher. And yes, it was one truly shit movie.
 

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He already played Steve McQueen in a commercial. And beyond that he gets a lifetime pass from me for BAND OF BROTHERS.

DREAMCATCHER is one of the worst movies of all time.
I didn't even realize that Jonesy was Damien Lewis until you mentioned Dreamcatcher. And yes, it was one truly shit movie.
He looks like shit now though

 

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I recently re-watched it. While you're correct that the supporting actors did all the heavy lifting and the the Basterds themselves are a more of secondary story, Pitt does give an excellent performance whenever he is in the movie.
The accent is atrocious. It's meant to be a farcical caricature, but that doesn't save it from embarrassingly bad it is.

He already played Steve McQueen in a commercial.
Link? Not seen that.
 

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He recreated the motorcycle jump from THE GREAT ESCAPE. Probably for an aftershave commercial or some shit.
All I know is the Jaguar commercial. Not seeing what you mean...unless it's that Colditz remake.
 

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Brad Pitt looks like Robert Redford in Spy Game in that picture.