Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Chris DeVoe, Jul 30, 2019.
And Pitt and Robbie were both in the Big Short...albeit never in scenes together.
Brad and Leo are such a great team; I'd love to see them in another movie together. They remind me of these major dudes:
how about Leo's Dad?
Cliff: The red haired girl out there?
Spahn: What the f's wrong with you I just told you I am blind, how do I know what color hair she has!
Cliff: Hey man your the one who said you are gonna watch TV tonight with her.
those were the days
Man... I sat down to watch it a few weeks ago and apparently I waited to long and it bounced from Netflix
Ha! I have seen it twice, and that tidbit did not even occur to me.
"Squeaky gets mad if I fall asleep during FBI." Don't want Squeaky to get mad do we?
Isn't the FBI episode he's talking about the same one Cliff and Rick watch? So some of the Family would be watching Rick Dalton that night, and then six months later...
yep, Cliff picked up Rick at wrap after the Spahn Ranch visit, same day
Yup. I posted a Youtube vinyl community video over the weekend based on 1969 and influenced by this QT film. In addition to the records from that year I showcased 5 films too. It really was a time of change in Hollywood, the year if the anti - hero and the new direction of Hollywood with Butch Cassidy, Easy Rider, Midnight Cowboy and the Wild. I also threw in the original Italian Job with Michael Caine.
It was a very good year
I absolutely loved the movie, my wife didn't. Her reaction afterward was "Tarantino is absolutely insane."
I love vintage cars, and I have a major soft spot for 60s-era Caddys. I am absolutely in love with that '66 DeVille. Sorry if this has been posted, but here's a fun look at the guy who supplied the cars for the film.
Couple of cool takeaways. Quentin wanted a '59 Caddy but the supplier talked him into a '66 because they're cheaper to find and it makes more sense that Leo's character would be driving a sort-of-old Caddy rather than just an old Caddy. Turns out it's the exact car used in "Reservoir Dogs."
There were two of the VWs that Brad's character drove in the move, one original but souped up, the other with a Subaru engine. They were doing some fun driving with that car and I suspected there was no way a stock VW would move like that.
Finally, a whopping 2,000 (!!!!) vintage vehicles were supplied for the film.
Quentin Tarantino Used an 'Absurd Amount' of Vintage Cars in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
Anyone read the Richard Brody review of the movie in the Aug 5 New Yorker?
Lots of praise for QT and the lead actors, but I was a bit taken aback by the last paragraph.
Thoroughly enjoyed the movie. In fact, it's the only movie I can think of that I thought about for a week straight after seeing it. It just kept going round and round in my head, and I mean in a good way. I purposely stayed away from any reviews or threads on the movie and then caught a matinee on the opening day. I seem to enjoy movies more going in oblivious and without preconceptions.
Just a quick mention about the Cadillac. The car should have had yellow plates with black letters. The black plates weren't issued until 1969. If Rick bought the car used in 69 and then retitled the car you could get the new black plate/yellow letters. Typically you just do a title transfer and retain the original plates. Even with the extraordinary and successful effort to exude authenticity something has to fall between the cracks.
Also, in a side shot with Cliff driving I could see the steering wheel was terribly cracked. A three year old steering wheel would have still looked fresh. It takes decades of California sun to destroy a wheel like that where the plastic is completely cracked and separating from the steel rim
None of this matters in the grand scheme of things but I thought I'd throw it out there.
inflicted on one man and two women who were all armed .
I daresay few people actually enjoyed the violence at the end, apart maybe from the flame thrower (which was super over the top and thus delightfully silly). Plus, she was trying to kill him.
Speaking for myself (and I think the audience around me, based on audible cues): What I enjoyed was the emotional catharsis once the fight began. And any giggling that occurred was a nervous giggle. The phone beating was so bizarre and unexpected that you didn't know whether to laugh or gasp. Be assured that people made suitably "shocked" sounds when the face beating went from phone to marble fireplace mantle.
No one likes to see women beaten up. (That's part of the reason why it's taken 20 years for women's MMA to begin to have a following IMO.) But there's a context here that allows me to appreciate the scene without fetishising the brutality.
Compare to something like the French horror film MARTYRS, which has a woman being punched in the face repeatedly for what felt like 10 or 20 minutes (before she then has her skin literally peeled from her body). Those face punches to me were a whole other level of discomfort that I didn't find in QT's film.
Armed and intending to murder everyone in the house.
Terrific movie...as was Moneyball.
I started laughing when he was bashing her face in because by the third shot of him doing it I realized Tarantino was taking it way over-the-top on purpose.
Just seemed like a ultra-cool fight scene to me. I don't dig 'torture porn' films like Hostel and this wasn't one. Just a good old cowboys vs. hippies rumble.
Who is that?
I guess Mr. Brody is what they call a "woke" bloke back East. What a 'delicate, sensitive soul'...
The paragraph above was actually from a review written by Anthony Lane, not Richard Brody. The entire review is here.
My daughter used to read the Captain Underpants books by Dav Pilkey, and I remember there was a recurring character in them named Mrs. DePoint. Lane reminds me of her. Context matters. Who the characters are matters far more than their gender. Is the audience laughing because they are women being harmed by men, or because they are brutal, vicious killers essentially being subjected to their own medicine? Discarding the entire context of the story and reducing the plot of the final scene to "this is men harming women" is about as simplistic an analysis as one could make. It's also inaccurate, since as noted one of the killers is a man, and one of the intended victims who fights back is a woman. The film depicts cartoon violence directed at three of the most notorious killers of the 20th Century, with the intent of producing catharsis in the audience. The fact that two of those three killers happen to be women means absolutely nothing (and is a historical fact rather than a choice by Tarantino anyway), and to suggest that it does is either simpleminded or willfully obtuse.
That was the best acting... I have ever seen... in my life.
Let's assume that after these people were dispatched by Cliff & Rick, police would investigate Spahn Ranch to find out what was going on, and perhaps they'd have enough evidence to figure out that other murders happened at the ranch, enough to put a few of them away. And the massive publicity would have made them lay low and not attempt any murders, realizing that there's always the chance they'll run into somebody who decides to fight back.
George Dicaprio, Leo's Dad. George was an artist in "underground" comix and master of avoiding grey hair as he ages
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