Quentin Tarantino’s latest film opening later this year (July 26th, 2019), Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, just dropped. Here it is Below:
Stars Upon Stars
So everyone on the same page? Everything Crystal clear? I didn’t think so. Let’s start with the cast. HOLY CRAP! The late Luke Perry, Margot Robbie, Leo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, James Marsden, Michael Madsen, and on, and on, and on. Talk about a all-star casting. Take Tarantino’s trade mark flare with this acting talent alone and this has to be a must see movie.
The Story Is What?
Now as for the story, that remains pretty tightly under wraps just as Tarantino likes. What we know is it “centers” on DiCaprio and Pitts’s characters in late 60’s Hollywood. The two are trying to make it big as Golden Age Hollywood comes to a close. The reason i put centers in quotes is that Tarantino says this is his closest reproduction of Pulp Fiction, which means the movie may be following several story lines that all come together. With a cast like this, its not too surprising.
The lesser known side of this movie is its tie in the the Manson family and its crimes back in the day. Margot Robbie will play Sharon Tate while Damon Herriman will play Charles Manson himself. It is unknown how directly this movie will dive into the Manson saga or if it will just hit upon the fringes.
The other thing Quentin Tarantino often fails to do is tell a linear, straight forward story. The story will be twisted, entangled and have more loops than a roller coaster. This is often one of his more engrossing traits as a director.
While the trailer really doesn’t show much, other than the stellar cast, it doesn’t have too. The trademark Tarantino language is evident in the trailer, but you can bet if there is any gore it will be on the excessive side.
Of course Tarantino’s other trademark is excellence. While he loves to bathe hiss movies in gore and language and vulgarity, there is true mastery in his story telling and scripting. We may have no idea where this film is going exactly, we do not need too. It will be one hell of a ride!