Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where it got a “six-minute standing ovation.” Here’s the story behind Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Quentin Tarantino has said that all his movies are very personal, and in 2019 he described Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as, quote, “probably [his] most personal” film. The year in which it’s set, 1969, holds special significance. He explained to Esquire:

“I think of it like my memory piece. Alfonso [Cuarón] had Roma and Mexico City, 1970. I had L. A. and 1969. This is me. This is the year that formed me. I was six years old then. This is my world. And this is my love letter to L.A.”

Tarantino also explained how his childhood affected his filmmaking in an interview with the Telegraph:

“As a child, my mom took me to the movies all the time. It was cheaper than getting a babysitter.”

He watched violent, R-rated films like Deliverance, which co-starred Burt Reynolds, who was cast in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood before he passed away.

Vintage News noted that the movie’s title is also biographically relevant. It alludes to Once Upon a Time in the West and Once Upon a Time in America, films directed by Sergio Leone, who had a huge impact on Tarantino.

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37 thoughts on “The Untold Truth Of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

  1. Should have won best picture! I've watched it a few times, Parasite was good but once is enough!

  2. This was a great flick! Tarantino is literally a cinematic genius.. Always liked his films and this is no exception!

  3. Holy shit! Roman Polanski thght Bruce Lee committed the Manson Murders????? Now that I did NOT know.😯

  4. Based on Kurt Russell & his long time stuntman/friend John Casino. They worked together from Tango & Cash all the way until Death Proof. It was watching them together on Death Proof that Quintin got the idea.

  5. “Once Upon a Time” is about 1969. just ask me. i was sixteen back then. life was weird strange exciting scary dull and never not worth ceasing to exist.

  6. 5:00 i love how this woman was reading too much into the movie's meaning and projected her own agenda onto it.
    Let me remind you that this is a movie based on people that read too much into the Beatle's lyrics and projected their own agenda onto them.

  7. yeah, they glorified a drugging child anal raping pedo in polanski …. she was 12 ! and all of HollyWEIRD glorify him … they love their own Godless to the core !

  8. I cannot even bigin to visualize a Hollywood without Quentin Tarantino, but his ending in this movie topped them all. For one brief, shining moment, we all sighed with relief when Sharon Tate was allowed to live, have her baby and NOT have to face the horrors of that night. It had a glowing, dream-like quality ito it in which my heart rejoiced, a dream from which I didn't want to wake up. Well done, Mr. Tarantino, well done. I have a feeling Mr. Tarintino has a very special angel with him from now through the rest of his life, and she will be there, waiting with open eyes, at the end.😍😘💖💕😇👼

  9. I just got this movie have to say I’m well impressed Leo Brad and Margot are really awesome in it like a must see film

  10. A month after the Manson Murders we went to a dinner party at my cousin's duplex a couple blocks from the La Bianca house. The killers were still unknown and frighteningly at large. For the 1st time in my life I did not feel my Golden Glove Champion ex-boxer father could protect us, since he didn't believe in guns or knives. I was only 11 years old and I just wanted to just eat and get the Hell out of that part of town and back to safe Monterey Park.

  11. Some people apparently went to the film expecting, and wanting, a film about Sharon Tate and Charles Manson. Much to their displeasure, they got a bro-flick instead.

  12. A six minute standing ovation? Wow ! What a bunch of egotistical A holes. I could see a 6 min S O for a cure for cancer or for a solution to world peace …but for a movie …about Hollywood no less – please, give me a break! But I guess thats normal for a room full of "Hollywood Types"

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