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Old Yesterday, 08:44 PM   #1401
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That's why movies made in the 80's and 90's where the best they only ran for 2 hours
I think you forgot about these classics: Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Braveheart, Scarface, Das Boot, The Shining, Dances With Wolves, Scent of a Woman, Casino, Heat and Titanic.
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Old Yesterday, 09:07 PM   #1402
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Received my Collector's Edition today. It's beautiful.
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Two days later and I still can't get this film out of my head, I haven't enjoyed a new movie this much in God knows when. I'm a fan of filmmaking as much as films themselves and this story is like mana to me, not that I don't find Dalton's struggles against obsolescence compelling in its own right, it's pretty much an experience that's universal to the human condition.

I know that people keep saying it's nothing like vintage QT but I'm not so sure, even the soundtrack is very old-school QT in that it's mostly songs and not music score stolen from 101 other movies. As much as using score can still work well, it's often hard for me to disassociate it from the movie it came from, whereas plugging in this multitude of '60s tunes (typically several that are a touch more obscure) gives the movie a bit more of a feel of ownership over that material for me.

There isn't any anachronism going on with the music either, unlike the noted WWII recording artist David Bowie being used in Basterds (I know it wasn't diegetic usage, but still). And the regular bursts from the radio announcers harks right back to Reservoir Dogs, and the songs all coming from the same period gives the music that same sense of focus as Dogs too (which was all about the super sounds of the '70s).

Having mentioned them Basterds, some people see OUATIH as using the same alt-reality schtick but for me there's a key difference in the way the device is used. In Basterds nothing much really changes as far as history goes because Hitler still ended up brown bread regardless, but in OUATIH there's a genuinely huge diversion as to the fate of Ms Tate. Every time I see her in the film it's like watching a ghost.
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Two days later and I still can't get this film out of my head, I haven't enjoyed a new movie this much in God knows when. I'm a fan of filmmaking as much as films themselves and this story is like mana to me, not that I don't find Dalton's struggles against obsolescence compelling in its own right, it's pretty much an experience that's universal to the human condition.

I know that people keep saying it's nothing like vintage QT but I'm not so sure, even the soundtrack is very old-school QT in that it's mostly songs and not music score stolen from 101 other movies. As much as using score can still work well, it's often hard for me to disassociate it from the movie it came from, whereas plugging in this multitude of '60s tunes (typically several that are a touch more obscure) gives the movie a bit more of a feel of ownership over that material for me.

There isn't any anachronism going on with the music either, unlike the noted WWII recording artist David Bowie being used in Basterds (I know it wasn't diegetic usage, but still). And the regular bursts from the radio announcers harks right back to Reservoir Dogs, and the songs all coming from the same period gives the music that same sense of focus as Dogs too (which was all about the super sounds of the '70s).

Having mentioned them Basterds, some people see OUATIH as using the same alt-reality schtick but for me there's a key difference in the way the device is used. In Basterds nothing much really changes as far as history goes because Hitler still ended up brown bread regardless, but in OUATIH there's a genuinely huge diversion as to the fate of Ms Tate. Every time I see her in the film it's like watching a ghost.
The fact that this is nothing like vintage QT to me, is why I liked it so much.

Also, the last paragraph, yes, 200%. I dont get people that say that his movies are just recreating historical events and changing the ending, like it's some sort of gimmick.
The reason and the "moral" of the Basterds and OUATIH are completely different.
In Basterds, like Geoff said, Hitler dies either way, so it's not so much about creating an alternative happy reality.
But that is very much the case with this movie.
Obviously, in real life, Sharon Tate died, but not here, because, well, this is Once Upon Time in Hollywood, and in a Hollywood movie, a young, promising, pregnant actress isnt stabbed 20 times by a cult.
She doesnt die, she gets to live. An unlikely hero, or heroes, show up and save the day.
And yes, the sidekick does a lot of the work, and yes, the hero takes all the glory in the end.
Even the way the title screen appears, after Dicaprio gets invited to the house, to remind us that this was just a story, it wasnt actually like that, it's just a movie.

Also just saw it myself, at home today (2nd viewing, after the theatrical) and I also think the disc is just a tad on the dark side, but I dont mind it, and had no problems with interior or night scenes.
Picture super sharp, fine, barely visible grain, beautiful, and like every good movie, Im noticing things that I didnt at first, like right at the start where Leonardo Dicaprio and Brad Pitt's name appear on the wrong side (Leo's name is on top of Pitt's body, and vice versa).

Also, how smart of Quentin to build up tension in that final scene, where we watch the presumably final hours of Mrs Tate, all done in a way where he knows the viewers know what happened in real life, so all that time you're like: "omg, its coming, I dont wanna look, any minute now they're gonna appear and then...", specially knowing tha Tarantino has no problems with violence and gore.
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I was born in 1970 so I grew up listening to a lot of mid sixties and early seventies music and I remember enjoying much of it as a kid and I still enjoy that music today. I bought the soundtrack almost immediately given <that and its a Quentin Tarantino film, I have listened to it many times now and overall I find it entertaining enough but its not my favorite by a long shot. Still though it is definitely a Quentin Tarantino Soundtrack.

I will sit down and watch Once Upon a Time in Hollywood for the first time tonight, I have put it off long enough.

I will be surprised if seeing the film doesn't make the soundtrack more entertaining and so I look forward to visiting it again after seeing the film.
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Ordered the collector's edition late last week from Deep Discount and surprised to see it just shipped! Looks like they may still have stock of this. The listing still states on "backorder", try your luck.
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Also, how smart of Quentin to build up tension in that final scene, where we watch the presumably final hours of Mrs Tate, all done in a way where he knows the viewers know what happened in real life, so all that time you're like: "omg, its coming, I dont wanna look, any minute now they're gonna appear and then...", specially knowing tha Tarantino has no problems with violence and gore.
Even when we see that shot of the Cielo Drive street sign very early on in the film there's a kind of ominous tone in the audio, maybe I'm imagining it (or QT was using a trick from the RR playbook) but it's quite unsettling and it underscores those bits with latent dread.
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