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    Once upon a time in Hollywood.

    Anyone else looking forward to seeing that film?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theotherlondon View Post
    Anyone else looking forward to seeing that film?
    I sure am! Of course, I'd watch Brad Pitt pick up litter. Lol. But, seriously, it does look like a good movie.

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    It's Tarantino. Of course I'm looking forward to it. The previews look really good.

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    From what little I have heard, the Soundtrack will be killer. I mean that as a compliment to QT's choice of music for his movies. Not as a pun, on the subject OF the movie.
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    Yeah - look forward to anything from Tarantino.
    His movies anyway.
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    It's the Summer of Love. Of course the music will be killer. To name a few:

    The Beatles - Helter Skelter (natch).
    Los Bravous
    The Mama's and the Papas
    Paul Revere & the Raiders
    Neil Diamond
    The Stones
    Joe Cocker

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4i...ebv6esQz4aNCsY
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    I am. I just saw the trailer today..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    It's the Summer of Love. Of course the music will be killer. To name a few:

    The Beatles - Helter Skelter (natch).
    Los Bravous
    The Mama's and the Papas
    Paul Revere & the Raiders
    Neil Diamond
    The Stones
    Joe Cocker

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4i...ebv6esQz4aNCsY
    He is VERY good about picking Music for his Movies. I like how he includes Songs that may have not been No. 1 hits, but were def part of the sounds of the times.
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    The trailer looks great, and of course the soundtrack will be incredible. I hope they play this one that is listed on Spotify, I remember buying it in '69. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skus2e_JnvY
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    I saw some reviews people posted that have seen it at Cannes. A few say it should have got the Palme dOr as many critics thought it was good. Without going into spoilers, from what I read, if you are already a fan of his work then you will know the kind of stuff to expect but on the other hand if you have never seen any of his films you will be left scratching your head saying WTF at some of it.
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    Excerpt from Scott Michael's Dearly Departed newspaper email:
    The second trailer for the Quentin Tarantino movie Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood has been released. It's just as exciting as I'd hoped. I no longer have to keep it confidential that I worked directly with Quentin when he started the legwork for the actual filming. My first meeting with him was a year ago last February. He asked to meet with me and I was shown to his office. After clocking the Laugh-In lunchbox and a copy of our movie The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter On. His. Desk. he and I sat and talked about 1969 for an hour. Just him and me. It was one of those "only in LA" moments that I still find so ridiculous and wonderful... I can't say more, but I will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    Excerpt from Scott Michael's Dearly Departed newspaper email:
    Cool as it gets!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    Cool as it gets!
    Right on, brother!

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    Just saw "Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood." For anyone with concerns, I would like to reassure you that it is EVERY BIT as historically accurate as "Inglourious Basterds."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Upset View Post
    Just saw "Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood." For anyone with concerns, I would like to reassure you that it is EVERY BIT as historically accurate as "Inglourious Basterds."
    I haven't seen Inglourious Bastards.

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    Debra Tate has said that Robbie brought Sharon back to life in the movie. Never seen Inglorious Bastards, so I can't compare. None of those type shows are accurate. Bohemian Rhapsodie wasn't accurate, but it was a good movie.

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    Sorry, folks. I was making a snarky joke about Tarantino playing fast and loose with the actual events in order to tell the story he wanted to tell.

    For those of you who haven't seen it, "Inglourious Basterds'' substantially changes the ending of World War II.

    "Once Upon a Time" is kind of similar in its treatment of its "source material," and people wanting to see a ''biopic" may not like it for that reason.

    Good movie, though. I am a longtime Tarantino fan.
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    I like Brad Pitt. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    I like Brad Pitt. Lol.
    You might like "Basterds," then; he is the lead. It's on Netflix now, along with "Pulp Fiction" and "The Hateful Eight."

    https://decider.com/2019/07/24/are-there-any-quentin-tarantino-movies-on-netflix/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=DeciderFacebook&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&fbclid=IwAR 3RBbkJDleYBMaClbn0T5mX1trZR18tGrQqHUzgoHJuDiVdQGZSTpmMTzE
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    I'll check it out. Thanks.

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    I enjoyed "Basterds" a lot - Tarantino was at his best with the bar scene, although that 25 minute long, extended segment showing Lt. Aldo Raine (Pitt's character) picking up litter at various times of his life was a little boring, to me anyway. Some people might enjoy watching the guy pick up trash, but not so much me.

    I might see "Hollywood" this weekend, not sure just yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Upset View Post
    Sorry, folks. I was making a snarky joke about Tarantino playing fast and loose with the actual events in order to tell the story he wanted to tell.

    For those of you who haven't seen it, "Inglourious Basterds'' substantially changes the ending of World War II.

    "Once Upon a Time" is kind of similar in its treatment of its "source material," and people wanting to see a ''biopic" may not like it for that reason.

    Good movie, though. I am a longtime Tarantino fan.
    I got it right away. Tarantino makes films for entertainment, not accuracy. That would be boring AF. I liked Christoph Waltz's performance a bit more that BPs in this movie. He is deliciously evil. Which made the ending a hoot. I will not see "Once upon a time" until it's out on DVD. My hearing sucks and going to the theatre is a waste of money for me.
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    We went to see it this afternoon. It is entertainment not history. You have to be a fan of pop culture to enjoy it. The alternate history ending made my wife cry. 8/10 from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    Debra Tate has said that Robbie brought Sharon back to life in the movie. Never seen Inglorious Bastards, so I can't compare. None of those type shows are accurate. Bohemian Rhapsodie wasn't accurate, but it was a good movie.
    I saw an interview Debra gave where she said she loaned Margot some of Sharons jewellery to wear so she could feel as much like Sharon as possible, one of the items being a bracelet I believe.

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    I can't wait to see the movie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    I haven't seen Inglourious Bastards.
    I haven't either but I understand the reply.

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    Hey just saw the moving....absolutely fantastic. Loved the ending.....absolutely perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john*thomas View Post
    I haven't either but I understand the reply.
    Y' all need to. It's an intense experience. QT's movies are like little bubbles of alternative Universes. Much like ours, but with subtle and def unsubtle differences. Even Anachronisms. The worrisome thing is there will be some people that will walk away thing that's how it went down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanskull View Post
    Y' all need to. It's an intense experience. QT's movies are like little bubbles of alternative Universes. Much like ours, but with subtle and def unsubtle differences. Even Anachronisms. The worrisome thing is there will be some people that will walk away thing that's how it went down.
    LOL, probably true.

    I just have never been a big QT fan. Don't take that wrong. That doesn't mean I think he makes bad movies or isn't talented. Just one of those things.

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    I think he is a dick. But, I do like some, of his movies. Some.
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    I just saw Inglorious Bastards, and I loved it. Makes me want to see Hollywood even more now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    I just saw Inglorious Bastards, and I loved it. Makes me want to see Hollywood even more now.
    The bar scene is to die for.
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    The daughter of Bruce Lee is upset with how her Dad is
    portrayed in this movie.
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    I loved it 10/10 That ending was so great, how badly I wanted it afterwards though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theotherlondon View Post
    The daughter of Bruce Lee is upset with how her Dad is
    portrayed in this movie.
    I'd have to see the movie to comment on her gripes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    I'd have to see the movie to comment on her gripes.
    Tilda Swinton played his part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanskull View Post
    Tilda Swinton played his part.
    I'm sure Shannon would kick you for that.

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    Scarlett Johansson?
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    Betty White?
    Sorry - had to jump in...
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    Shannon understand what makes Tarantino tic, but, like Bruce before her, she was disheartened by the way white film makers portray Chinese characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    Shannon understand what makes Tarantino tic, but, like Bruce before her, she was disheartened by the way white film makers portray Chinese characters.
    Yeah there's some racial and cultural stereotyping that goes on for sure.
    But look at it from the director's point of view too.

    They always have to hire English speaking people and dub the lines of the Chinese actors because none of them can speak proper English; so that adds some time and expense to the project.

    There again, they save a little money on the front end since they can just pay them in rice and raw fish; and maybe slip them a buck or two for doing their laundry or something.

    They could avoid most all that if they'd just get back to hiring Chinese actors like that Charlie Chan guy:

    chan.jpg

    Then you wouldn't have Chinese actors or their daughters complaining about stereotyping or inaccurate portrayals and the like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    Yeah there's some racial and cultural stereotyping that goes on for sure.
    But look at it from the director's point of view too.

    They always have to hire English speaking people and dub the lines of the Chinese actors because none of them can speak proper English; so that adds some time and expense to the project.

    There again, they save a little money on the front end since they can just pay them in rice and raw fish; and maybe slip them a buck or two for doing their laundry or something.

    They could avoid most all that if they'd just get back to hiring Chinese actors like that Charlie Chan guy:

    chan.jpg

    Then you wouldn't have Chinese actors or their daughters complaining about stereotyping or inaccurate portrayals and the like.
    The first Charlie Chan movie that Bruce saw was on a date with Linda during their early courtship. He was so disgusted by the character's caricature portrayal, they left.

    Linda has said that had Bruce not been able to pronounce his Rs, he would not have been hired to play Kato on The Green Hornet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    The first Charlie Chan movie that Bruce saw was on a date with Linda during their early courtship. He was so disgusted by the character's caricature portrayal, they left.

    Linda has said that had Bruce not been able to pronounce his Rs, he would not have been hired to play Kato on The Green Hornet.
    Wow - and that's some great trivia.
    So if Bruce hadn't been hired as Kato, maybe we'd have had Chuck Norris in heavy makeup for the role.

    On second thought - some might say that Bruce's behavior and attitude toward the Swedish guy playing the Chinese detective with the bad accent was somewhat racist and intolerant.

    It was a movie - suspension of disbelief is often necessary to enjoy them.
    Bruce should have just smoked a joint and lightened up.

    I still haven't seen the movie; maybe this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    Wow - and that's some great trivia.
    So if Bruce hadn't been hired as Kato, maybe we'd have had Chuck Norris in heavy makeup for the role.

    On second thought - some might say that Bruce's behavior and attitude toward the Swedish guy playing the Chinese detective with the bad accent was somewhat racist and intolerant.

    It was a movie - suspension of disbelief is often necessary to enjoy them.
    Bruce should have just smoked a joint and lightened up.

    I still haven't seen the movie; maybe this weekend.
    Bruce ate his pot in brownies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
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    Sorry - had to jump in...
    Should have used Matt Damon. Another actor who got caught up in the "whitewashing" scandals lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    Bruce ate his pot in brownies.
    More great trivia.
    Seems like you'd enjoy the brownies a lot more if you smoked a joint first.

    Of course, if you smoked a joint, then decided to eat some brownies, and the brownies turned out to be pot brownies; that might damned well lead to an overdose that could have unfortunate and unexpected consequences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    The first Charlie Chan movie that Bruce saw was on a date with Linda during their early courtship. He was so disgusted by the character's caricature portrayal, they left.

    Linda has said that had Bruce not been able to pronounce his Rs, he would not have been hired to play Kato on The Green Hornet.
    But remember they had David Carradine for the lead in the Tv series
    Kung Fu (1972-1975) because Bruce Lee was too chinese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theotherlondon View Post
    But remember they had David Carradine for the lead in the Tv series
    Kung Fu (1972-1975) because Bruce Lee was too chinese.
    Yep. Bruce ended up have to go to Hong Kong to get started in the movies and finally received interest by American film makers for Enter the Dragon.

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