Quentin Tarantino's new film is no fairy tale

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  • Sunday, 12 May 2019


Director Quentin Tarantino has said he will quit filmmaking after helming 10 movies.

If he hasn’t changed his mind, then this means Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is his penultimate film. Rightly so, the director – who is a huge film buff – chooses to set his film at the birthplace of American films.

He also throws into the mix a real-life murder involving a Hollywood actress. Set in the year 1969, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood revolves around a TV star (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) manoeuvring in an industry they don’t recognise anymore.

These two men also happen to live next door to married couple, actress Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) and director Roman Polanski (Rafa Zawierucha).

Presumably, the Tate murders that happened on Aug 8-9 that year will be made part of the story. How Tarantino connects the crime to this fictional setting is the hook of the film.

Also, as seen in the latest trailer, Tarantino has included Bruce Lee into 1969, Hollywood. We’re there, Tarantino.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood opens at cinemas nationwide on Aug 9.

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