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Old 07-07-2020, 01:10 AM
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I ended up seeing the movie "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" this past weekend. It wasn't my idea, but I got sucked into it pretty quickly.

It's what you would call an "alternate history" movie, set in 1969 Hollywood. Pretty freakin' funny, and it's how you wish things really would have turned out.

Worth a watch...
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I ended up seeing the movie "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" this past weekend. It wasn't my idea, but I got sucked into it pretty quickly.

It's what you would call an "alternate history" movie, set in 1969 Hollywood. Pretty freakin' funny, and it's how you wish things really would have turned out.

Worth a watch...
We watched it a few weeks ago. I enjoyed it.
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As always with QT, at times I was wondering where he was going, but enjoying the journey and the anticipation of the twist. He never disappoints!
As a side note - LOVED those classic cars! Bought the soundtrack
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It was okay, kinda dragged at times.
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I saw it twice on cable, it was actually pretty good. Brad Pitt played a great character.
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Kinda cool seeing people a little less uptight; smoking, drinking, no seatbelts. I remember those days. There were troubles as well.
Pitt makes the movie.

Someone made a sweet video of Depp Purple doing Hush with clips from Once Upon a Time.

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For the first 15 hours of that movie absolutely nothing happens. I remember sitting in the theater thinking that I should be bored but for some reason I wasn't.

The last 10 minutes though...classic QT.
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Solid flick but does drag at points. Agree Pitt’s character far over shadows DiCaprio’s. Too bad history didn’t really turn out like the movie with the whole manson angle.
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Worst Tarantino movie ever, except for last 20 mins, boring and slow.
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I saw a documentary about making the movie and the movie story line is almost a secondary consideration around it being an homage to old Hollywood . The level of nuance , so many details a person would pass over in the background are symbolic and iconic to that homage . I think Quentin Tarantino must amuse his mind thinking up ingenius ways to slide half the movie by us without us even waking up to it, like it is some inside joke, with him laughing his way to the bank.
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I saw a documentary about making the movie and the movie story line is almost a secondary consideration around it being an homage to old Hollywood . The level of nuance , so many details a person would pass over in the background are symbolic and iconic to that homage.

I have not seen this documentary, but I think this aspect of the movie is what appealed to me as much as anything. I love period movies, especially those set in past centuries. But even recent history is interesting to me. Although I was still very young, I was alive during this period of time and I do remember hearing about the Manson stuff on the news. Therefore, I was interested to see what QT was going to do with this story.

I agree that Brad Pitt made the movie... Leonardo DiCaprio is a very good actor too, but I think he was under-utilized in this movie.

This might not have been QT's most "exciting" movie, but he doesn't always need to employ wholesale violence to make a good movie.
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I got hooked on Tarantino when I saw "True Romance." His movies are all about the dialog. The scene in the basement in "Inglorious Bastards" where they're having the standoff and the English guy says that he's going to die smoking a cigarette and speaking the Queen's is classic.
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I followed the whole Manson thing started in 1969, before they knew who the killer was. So I was interested in the facts of the Spahn movie ranch and I say it was dead on.

The Tex Watson could have been better, Clem (who gave Pitt the flat tire) was perfect. He is the only member that is free today, his name is Steve Grogan. Got loose on an insanity plea.
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Clem (who gave Pitt the flat tire) was perfect. He is the only member that is free today, his name is Steve Grogan. Got loose on an insanity plea.
Yeah, I had never heard of that guy until this movie, but I was certain that his character must be based on a real person. So, after watching the movie, I did a little research. And yeah, he's the only person associated with the Manson family who was eventually paroled.
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I watched it again, my son hadn't seen it. The dog food Pitt feeds his dog (also a pit...) is called Wolf's Tooth, on the label... Good Food For Mean Dogs. The artwork on a couple of cans was cool, one was flavored Rat, the other Raccoon. Wonder if they had mailman? The one pictured on the mug is dirty hippie.

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I watched it again, my son hadn't seen it. The dog food Pitt feeds his dog (also a pit...) is called Wolf's Tooth, on the label... Good Food For Mean Dogs. The artwork on a couple of cans was cool, one was flavored Rat, the other Raccoon. Wonder if they had mailman? The one pictured on the mug is dirty hippie.

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QT always hands you a basket FULL of Easter eggs. One of the reasons his movies are so easy to watch over and over.
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QT always hands you a basket FULL of Easter eggs. One of the reasons his movies are so easy to watch over and over.
Some Tarantino moves are good, but others are so awful I would never consider watching them a second time.

Jackie Brown is so horribly boring that I've never been able to get more than halfway through it, even though the actors and character building is good, there is nothing to the story.

I didn't like Pulp Fiction the first time I watched it, but it became very interesting with subsequent views. It's one of those movies like Steve Martin's The Jerk where you start to see subtle things you missed the first time.

From Dusk Till Dawn and Natural Born Killers are becoming classics.

My only objection to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the lead actor. IMHO, the only good movie he ever did was Titanic. Everything else he's done is a good cure for insomnia.
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I just watched Jackie Brown again. I still liked it and it stands up well for a 23 year old movie. There's lots of things going on in it too.
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Saw it for the first time about a year ago, a little slow at first, 10 mionutes or so, but got better and better as it went on. The flamethrower scene is a [I]classic![I] I loved that!
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The worst movie of Tarantino.
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