Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ★★★★★

Since 2015 with Mad Max: Fury Road I hadn't done something I just did: watching the same movie in the theater two days in a row.

A lot of people talked about how this is Tarantino's most empathetic and intimate and passionate work. It is, but I wanna talk about something a little more deeper to me, the last shot. Quentin Tarantino shows us Dalton's and Polanski's houses on crane shots several times in the movie, making us see it from up their ceilings, once even going from one to the other on a single tracking shot. Given the title and the whole way Tarantino tells and shoots the movie as a tale I believe he does that to give us the perspective of a creator looking down on his fictional creation, and that's important given how much facts he mixes and mashes with the fiction. But it is in the very last shot that the true meaning is revealed. Tarantino pulling his camera up and having Sharon (alive) leaving the frame with Rick showing us that as much violence he puts in his movies (something some people complain about since Reservoir Dogs), here a lot more realistic and not at all cartoony like he used to do, he's just an entertainer. The reality of our world, as the melancholic and sad song playing suggests, is much sadder and way more violent than his movies.

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