After much anticipation, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood bowed in theatres across the country on July 26. The overnight box office numbers broke a record for Quentin Tarantino, according to Deadline.
Of all nine movies this hot director — called “auteurish” by the source — has made, his most recent film brought a whopping $41 million on opening day. That made Tarantino’s Hollywood romp his best domestic debut of any of his movies.
“What does Tarantino sell? He sells fun, originality, riveting violent action and razor-sharp performances in clear-cut genre set-ups (the old West, WWII and here 1969 Hollywood).”
As for the latter “set-up,” old Hollywood, circa 1969, shows up in real life landmarks for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
For starters, the Cinerama Dome, a favourite location site for Quentin Tarantino’s work, is seen a number of times in the film starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie.
The storied theatre complex, designed as a striking white geodesic dome with 316 hexagons, bowed in 1963 with It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Read more