• Once upon a time in Hollywood

    Synopsis

    Set in 1969, this comedy / drama follows Rick, a once successful actor and Cliff, his stunt double, who find their careers waning. Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski move in next door and Rick and Cliff hope that friendship with them might revive their careers.  The meandering story-line follows the duo through various adventures and ends on the night on which the ‘Manson’ family arrive to murder Sharon Tate. “Invented characters rub shoulders with people who really lived (and live). Non-existent movies and genuine (cheekily re-cast) TV shows co-exist. And on at least one occasion, real-life history swerves off into an entirely fantastical alternate universe.”  Empire magazine

    Why I like it

    Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie was a huge commercial success. Ambitious, and with a great period feel for late-60’s Hollywood and the Manson murders (the Wikipedia entry is worth looking at just to understand the characters and pop-cultural references). I enjoyed it, although I felt that Tarantino’s trademark video-game violence was unnecessary. A flawed film, but certainly interesting and worth watching, and one of the best films of 2019. Tom

    Awards

    Nominated for the Palme d’Or and won the Palm Dog Award at Cannes Film Festival. The film received 10 nominations at the Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Director

    Pubblicato il 2 Novembre 2020

    di Ivano Ricci