Hollywood has famously been a beacon for dreamers for well over a century, so what else is Quentin Tarantino going to name his ode to Hollywood other than Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
It’s like a fairytale. Yes, in his middle age, Tarantino has become sentimental.
It’s not just that the clue is in the title, there’s also a scene where Margot Robbie, playing Sharon Tate, is seated in a theatre and gleefully watching The Wrecking Crew, a 1968 movie Tate starred in alongside Dean Martin.
But the images that play across the screen aren’t Robbie, they are the real-life Tate — that demarcation between reality and illusion is a nod to the audience that what we’re watching isn’t real, only Tarantino’s wish-fulfilment fantasy. Read more