8000th Movie Watched and Reviewed!!!! – 8KQT #12 – Once Upon A Time in… Hollywood (2019) – Encore Review 2

“I’m the devil and I’m here to do devil sh*t.” – Cliff Booth

Number of Times Seen – 3 (9 Aug 2019, 5 Feb 2020 and 16 Aug 2021)

Link to original reviewHere and Here

Brief Synopsis – A fading Hollywood star and his personal stunt man try to deal with the changes in Hollywood

My Take on it – Another revisionist history by Quentin Tarantino that focuses on the hey-day of Hollywood at the end of the 60’s.

The film is able to create such a griping story that works for those who know the true history and for these who don’t.

The two main characters played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are both developed really well and they feel so real with the way they act throughout the film.

The story is paced really well and just like most Tarantino films, this one is longer than 2 1/2 hours, yet never quite feels that way because it is always moving along.

The look and feel of Hollywood at this time is exquisitely done and helps transport the viewer to a whole other place and time.

Pitt became the 3rd winner of a Best Supporting Actor an Oscar for his work here and he truly deserved this award.

Tarantino’s dialogue works so well n this film and helps make these characters come to life on the screen in such a profound way.

I really like the idea that this film can be seen as a fairy tale of what coulda happened on that fatal night and am willing to accept it because it all works so well.

Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Cliff recognizes the Manson Family members from his visit to the Spahn Ranch, he can’t remember Tex Watson’s name. Tex responds saying, “I’m the devil, and I came to do the devil’s business.” The real-life Tex Watson said this exact phrase to the victims at Sharon Tate’s house before they were murdered. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)


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