“Once upon a time…in Hollywood”: A strange and satisfying ode to the lost era

Think of your favorite Quentin Tarantino movie and focus on one moment in it. Can you imagine “Pulp Fiction” and Samuel L. Jackson’s evocative speech “Ezekiel 25:17”? Or maybe you are in love with Colonel Hans Landa, played by Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds,” and bring bad luck with a glass of fresh milk.
No matter which moment you choose, it can be a scene of intense, vivid, and often unprovoked violence before or after it. Tarantino has always been controversial. His films are respected and insulted. They present ruthless chaos and humorous scenes on our screens. At the very least, these scenes are already in our memory. They left a footprint.
If this is Tarantino what you are looking for, then it is best to browse through his catalog of eight films, because “in the past … in Hollywood” was a completely different creation.
With the vibrant and immersive California of 1969 as a backdrop, Hollywood’s so-called golden age is coming to an end and the adoration of Charles Manson is imminent. Tarantino abandoned the main point of the plot and went back to exploring and felt almost overwhelmed. the day job of actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his great, effortless stuntman / best friend Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Dalton is obsessed with the rest of his decaying television and film career, while the studio has long viewed Booth as an unnecessary and unwanted person. As a driver, a handyman, and perhaps the most relevant thing is the emotion. The support provider remains on your personal payroll. Belonging to an era full of colors, hippies, and social divisions, the couple was unaware of their status, and they twisted and twisted in their lives, neither charming enough to be truly elitist nor gloomy enough to be worthy of true sympathy.
If this rather abstract film is uncomfortably classified, the most appropriate description is a lighthearted buddy comedy. DiCaprio and Pete are two of the most famous stars of their time. Their cast is perfect and they inject warmth and “credibility” into the characters who stumbled to find their goals in an ever-changing world. The movie is lazily described as a love letter to Hollywood, but there may be real elements hidden in it. Either Tarantino proved that in the era of Marvel and Marvel, the original plays starring Aris actors may still be successful or, on the contrary, he is offering his bittersweet odes and goodbyes to the movies of the past.
Although slight by the standard that people expect from the Tarantino film, the film is the beginning of a conversation and changes each time it is re-watched, providing a window into Hollywood’s past. Of course, there are moments of tension and violence, but they are rare and far apart. This movie wants to take you on a leisurely tour of the sunny boulevards of Los Angeles, but you don’t need to wear a seat belt-take off your shoes, sit back and enjoy the journey.
(PD: Tarantino once again gave up historical accuracy to provide a “hypothesis?” ending.

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