Once Upon a Time in Hollywood SPOILERS! SPOILER THREAD...

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Chris DeVoe, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. Lightworker

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    What used to considered "obtuse" reasoning is what they now call being "woke" in 2019. I just call it "fussbudgetry":

    fussbudget
    [ fuhs-buhj-it ]
    noun
    a fussy or needlessly fault-finding person.
     
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  2. Macman

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    The Manson killers were all women but one. There's not much you can do about that. :shrug:
     
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  3. Lightworker

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    Not so. Bobby "Cupid" Beausoliel is still serving life in prison for the Gary Hinman murder that preceded the Tate and LaBianca killings by about a month.
    Bobby was a very good psychedelic guitar player/vocalist who played with Los Angeles and San Francisco groups from 1965-1969 including The Outfit,
    The Orkustra (with a pre-It's A Beautiful Day David LaFlamme on violin) and even an early line-up of Arthur Lee's Love. He has also acted in a couple of
    Kenneth Anger's underground films and did some porn work on the side. Bobby still records in prison and has quite a bit of released material if you look around.

    [​IMG]

    Bobby Beausoleil - Wikipedia
     
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  4. willwin

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    That's the only really bad review I've read out of about a dozen. He doesn't seem to have a sense of humor.
     
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  5. willwin

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    You just ruined the whole movie for me :)
     
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  6. willwin

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    Rick had to get out the flamethrower because that dirty hippie wouldn't shut up and drown; anyone would have done the same thing
     
  7. Macman

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    Sure, but the movie only deals with the Tate killings.
     
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  8. Lightworker

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    Your posting stated: "The Manson killers were all women but one. There's not much you can do about that."

    That is actually a historically erroneous statement. Not talking specifically about a fictionalized film here.
     
  9. Lightworker

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    Leo had to deploy his trusty flamethrower because the Susan Atkins character was acting exactly like "Chucky" did at the end of the original Child's Play.
    Anybody else pick up on that?

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  10. The whole movie is pretty lame though, so be warned. QT's segment is a reference-heavy thing that he probably wrote/transcribed in little more time than it takes to watch.
     
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  11. It certainly reminded me of something, although it was Evil Dead that came to mind for me. Was there a flamethrower in Child's Play?

    Anyway, despite something like this, i figure this movie is getting traction among non-QT fans because it comes off as less of an agglomeration of references and riffs on other movies than is his usual wont. It establishes the characters and their milieu and brings the viewer in to observe and hang out without being burdened unduly with plot mechanics and box-ticking, as good movies with high rewatchability do.
     
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  12. TheVU

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    First. It’s a movie. Second. It’s the same car used in Resevior Dogs.
    Come on!
     
  13. GodShifter

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    You really don’t read my posts do you? :shake:
     
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  14. Mainline461

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    I saw it for the third time, this time in IMAX … highly recommended! Seeing a two story Leo with watery eyes after he nails the Lancer scene is a wonder, what an actor! Also being able see the detail on each set (items on the shelves, etc.) on such a large screen is amazing for this film, like Cliff's GE Wildcat stereo in his trailer, "good food for mean dogs" on the dog food can, that the large "poster" in Rick's driveway was held in place by three cinder blocks, etc. Some standouts and favorites from this time:

    Margot absolutely rocking sixties fashion, not an easy task.

    Hush being played as Polanski and Tate cruise to the Playboy mansion.

    Jose Feliciano's California Dreamin being played at dusk as Sharon Tate leaves the theatre and James Stacy mounts his motorcycle to his fate.

    But the main thing, is it finally hit what is so special for me in the final scene. Rick finding out he was famous to a degree; that his neighbors held the same wonderment for him as he did for them. That we never know who watching, and what they're thinking. I think many of us can relate to that in our lives. On the way home I remembered one of my "Rick Dalton" moments:

    As a senior in high school I had to enter a new school (we had moved). It was tough at first making new friends (after leaving great friends in another city) because everyone had been going to school together for up to twelve years and I was an outsider. At times I felt invisible.

    Fast forward to my summer job after graduation at the local movie theater. They had hired a new concessions girl, an attractive brunet named Laurel who had worked at the theatre for about three weeks. Waiting for the last show to end one night (it's all quiet, just a few people had come to the late shows) we started talking. She said I know you from high school. I said no way. Then she said: Your locker was right outside my sixth period class (I only had five classes) and I used to wait everyday for you to come to your locker, it made my day. I was hoping one day you would turn around and see me, but you never did. I asked, what would you have done. She said I would have smiled …

    I couldn't believe it. Time had moved on, she was dating the projectionist and I was dating the girl I would eventually marry. You never know who's noticing, and what they're thinking.

    What a great film OUATIH is.
     
  15. Lightworker

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    Not a military flamethrower per se, but Chucky was 'set alight' a one point in that final struggle...yet kept right on attacking.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. SunSon

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    I came across this pic and I noticed that Leo must have worked his butt off to get into shape for OUATIH.
    I'm assuming that's his personal trainer and they are working out.
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Scopitone

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    Started watching CC and Company last night for the first time.

    That opening scene in the grocery store. . .:p
     
  18. Scopitone

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    Pretty sure that's Don Draper's next affair/wife.
     
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  19. SunSon

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    I want to see it again in IMAX and I'm going to search for one next week when I have time.
    The scene with Tate in theater watching the movie, I'm imagining it would be like being in the theater watching the movie with her.
     
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  20. willwin

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    He's adopted the Cliff Booth diet :)
     
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  21. willwin

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    dream on
     
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  22. Daryl M

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    Apologies in advance if this has been discussed, but I saw the wonderful Scoot McNairy's name
    in the credits. What role did he play? One of the film cowboys?
     
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  23. Trace

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    Seriously? Neil I knew about, but was not aware I shared a birthday with Chuck. I'm not thrilled about learning this new fact. However, I don't mind sharing a birthday with Neil Young and @czeskleba . :tiphat:
     
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  24. czeskleba

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    Besides Neil and Charlie, another good/evil pair that we share our birthdate with is Nadia Comaneci and Tonya Harding...
     
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  25. Scopitone

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    Business Bob Gilbert

    The cowboy who faces off with Johnny Madrid, with Rick Dalton eating a chicken leg behind him.
     
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