CANCELLED - Once Upon A Hollywood

image from the film CANCELLED - Once Upon A Hollywood

image from the film ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s Golden Age.“The film is nothing less than Tarantino’s magnum opus—a sweeping statement on an entire generation of American popular culture and an almost expressionistic rendering of the counterculture forming at its margins, gradually growing in influence.” (Slant)

The film snagged 3 Golden Globes in the motion picture (comedy or musical) category: Best Motion Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt). Tarantino also took home the Best Screenplay Award from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director,  Actor in a Leading Role (DiCaprio), Actor in a Supporting Role (Pitt), and Original Screenplay.

Cosponsored with the Dept of History.