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

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

  1. Max Florian

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    I haven't read all the comments beforehand, but for my money, Tarantino made an alternate-history (not just alternate-history-Hollywood) movie: what if the hippies lost out to the previous generation's cool? How'd it be if Easy Rider never got to dethrone his beloved 1950s cowboy movies and actors? How'd it be if the Beatles, and flower power, never happened, instead losing to Paul Anka? How'd it be if our generation's films and music would stay relevant - and ourselves with them - forever, instead of losing (our edge) to those who come after us? Etc... Well, he wanted to try his hand at something like that, that's how it looks like to me. An alternate history where there is no generational gap and ageist hatred - and no revolutions! - but instead, an uninterrupted movie-industry (with the accent on "industry") lineage from the Rick Daltons to the Roman Polanskis of the day, and where any revolutionary outburst - notice how much the Manson gang out to kill resembled the clueless millennials from dad jokes in their words and behaviour? - gets stifled at once by counter-reformation (the bloody finale). Even Bruce Lee gets his due like he were an insufferable Zuckerberg making a TED Talk in that courtyard! Weinstein is only titularly out for this film. A ballsy, cheeky, and fun re-imagination, to which I applaud (not necessarily in ideological terms!).
     
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  2. Chip TRG

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    Trashy? Okay, seriously. Your bashing of this film is getting silly.
     
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  3. alexpop

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    Death Proof was a grindhouse homage of sorts.
     
  4. CraigBic

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    Of sorts? It was originally packaged as a double feature called Grindhouse.
     
  5. alexpop

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    Planet Terror was way more ott.
    That’s a bit of a mini classic imo.
     
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  6. GodShifter

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    I loved Deathproof and could barely get through Planet Terror. Oooph, on that one!
     
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  7. alexpop

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    Rose McGowan was awesome in Planet Terror.Later she dismissed her performance.
     
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  8. notesfrom

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  9. alexpop

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  10. Ghostworld

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    I love Planet Terror. I think truly does work as a "tribute" and as a good little film on it's own. And it's funny as hell, El Rey.
     
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  11. Claxton

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  12. alexpop

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    How many films with a one legged woman that can kick ass. :D
     
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  13. I was wondering what that was doing there. It seems an awfully weird thing for someone to put in full public view in their driveway, even if that someone is an actor with an ego to nurse...
     
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  14. questrider

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    It's the Comanche Uprising poster cropped (presumably a section from a billboard) and rotated 90° counter-clockwise.

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    It does have a Nicholsonesque face contortion to it though!
     
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  15. bmoregnr

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    I said to myself in the theater, I guess no HOAs once upon a time in Hollywood.
     
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  16. questrider

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    It's funny how it's held upright by the weight of cinder blocks at its base!
     
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  17. Chip TRG

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    A clear case when a typo makes for a much greater movie plot! I smell 'sequel'!!!;)

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  18. Chip TRG

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    I think Cliff could have taken her.
     
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  19. alexpop

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    He’s probably in her book. :D
     
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  20. Johnny Action

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    Anyone have a good estimate on how much money an actor like Pitt or DiCaprio makes on a movie like this?
     
  21. Vidiot

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    I think they each got a guarantee of $10 million, which hinged on a certain percentage of the gross. What surprised me was that Tarantino got a huge, huge deal to make the film:

    • complete creative control of the script
    • cast approval
    • any rating up to an R
    • any run time up to 3 hours
    • final cut of the edited version
    • Sony had to release whatever he gave them
    • he received a fee of $25,000,000 up front for writing/producing/directing
    • and Tarantino gets to own the movie outright after 10-15 years (depending on who you talk to).

    I have never, ever heard of a director getting an unprecedented deal like this.
     
  22. Ghostworld

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    I was actually questioning my own sexuality for a moment when I heard myself think during a viewing. “Here comes the money shot “. Lol.
     
  23. Ghostworld

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    YES!!!


    Damn. That’s Kubrickian Kontrol!
     
  24. Vidiot

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    Yeah, and a spitload of money, too. The shocker to me was that they were willing to give up the copyright on the film after X number of years, when Tarantino owns it completely.
     
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  25. GillyT

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    Ha ha true. But he's trying to get Tate's attention, to get himself a better gig, rather than working for Cliff.
     
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