Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ★★★★

On Episode 4 of the Film Code Podcast, we discussed all of Quentin Tarantino’s films at length. For fans of Tarantino or any of his specific films, I highly recommend checking us out. We’ve covered so much content, I guarantee we’ll be your new favorite podcast, just give us that chance. You can listen to Episode 4 HERE

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My third time seeing this in 11 months but hey, I’m not complaining. I always love revisiting Tarantino’s work, especially when it’s one of his best.

What’s funny is that Cliff Booth and Rick Dalton are supposed to be identical in the fact that they play the same character in their worlds, with Cliff being Rick’s stunt double. But they really couldn’t be more different as people. Rick is rich and Cliff is struggling. Rick is a pessimist while Cliff is an optimist. Rick never hides his emotions and is prone to outbursts and letting his emotions best him. Cliff is seemingly always calm and collected. Rick speaks his mind, Cliff is more reserved and quiet. Cliff could beat the shit out of almost anybody, Rick couldn’t hurt anyone in hand to hand combat.

One of a few things I picked up on this rewatch, and it’s very intriguing. It’s definitely by design too, bravo Tarantino. As a huge fan of Tarantino’s work, I loved seeing the ensemble cast he put on for actors he’s worked with before. All minor roles, some very minor, but still they’re in the film nonetheless. That’s a huge tribute and sign of respect to them in my mind. Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen all had small roles and of course Leo and Pitt have worked with Tarantino as well. Just fantastic.

Rating remains an A-. For more thoughts, read my original review HERE

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