Fire up the projectors, turn on the Cinerama marquee, and take a joy ride down the streets of Los Angeles, for it is time for another edition of The Discourse podcast.
On this episode, I’m joined by Lindsey Romain (Nerdist) to discuss the ninth – and supposedly penultimate – film from Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.” The director’s latest – an ode to the final days of Hollywood’s golden era that stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as a washed-up actor and stuntman – respectively – as well as Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate – is already polarizing those involved in the cultural conversation surrounding the film.
With that in mind, we dedicate the entire episode to discussing the film, as well as some of that conversation surrounding the film (this podcast is called The Discourse, after all). While neither of us thinks it is a perfect film (it’s certainly overlong and shaggy in sections), it is comprised many great scenes and great performances all-around, and we discuss those as well as the divisive ending (which we get into ***SPOILERS*** around the 14:00 minute mark and give plenty of warning). Also, be sure to check out Lindsey’s pieces on “7 Essential Sharon Tate Roles” and “9 Things to Prepare You for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” – as well as watching the aforementioned films and other pieces of media – before seeing Tarantino’s latest.
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