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  • mellobruce
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    Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” excites you, delights you, lulls and seduces you in the spirit of its once-upon-a-time title.
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    What a great movie!

     

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    Seven
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    Finally seeing this in two days. Is Margot just walking around looking like an angel like the trailers suggest or is she actually acting ?

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    FairWeatherAffair
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    Lol what a shocker, the WSJ has a highly positive review of a film that delights in its violence and disparages leftists.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    For me Margot Robbie gives the only terrific performance in the movie but it is most certainly a supporting one. I felt the film ought to have been cut to a 100 minute movie, eliminate the ridiculous ending and several of the over-long movie within a movie sequences that dragged on, and any scene with Brad Pitt and that dog.

    As for which scene Margot Robbie’s clip ought to be for me it would be Sharon watching herself in The Wrecking Crew in the neighborhood movie theater – my favorite sequence in the whole entire movie.

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    Thatcher, Prime Minister of GoldDerby
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    For me Margot Robbie gives the only terrific performance in the movie but it is most certainly a supporting one. I felt the film ought to have been cut to a 100 minute movie, eliminate the ridiculous ending and several of the over-long movie within a movie sequences that dragged on, and any scene with Brad Pitt and that dog. As for which scene Margot Robbie’s clip ought to be for me it would be Sharon watching herself in The Wrecking Crew in the neighborhood movie theater – my favorite sequence in the whole entire movie.

    Darling, you’re totally right.

    LENA HEADEY hasn't got an Emmy for Game of Thrones????? Emmys you need to win her right now!!

    Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones") for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

    If Lena Headey doesn't win the Emmy, I'm leaving GoldDerby forever.

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    thatnerdgreg
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    For me Margot Robbie gives the only terrific performance in the movie but it is most certainly a supporting one. I felt the film ought to have been cut to a 100 minute movie, eliminate the ridiculous ending and several of the over-long movie within a movie sequences that dragged on, and any scene with Brad Pitt and that dog. As for which scene Margot Robbie’s clip ought to be for me it would be Sharon watching herself in The Wrecking Crew in the neighborhood movie theater – my favorite sequence in the whole entire movie.

    First of all, Robbie isn’t anywhere near as good as DiCaprio and Pitt. I thought Julia Butters was much more entertaining, and I’d say Robbie was no better than Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, and Margaret Qualley. Robbie provides a likable presence, but the script gives her practically nothing to do. And DiCaprio and Pitt already provide enough likability and charm (while still being crude) that it makes Robbie’s work feel even less impressive. It felt like Tarantino was far too reliant on everyone knowing about Sharon Tate rather than making her a developed character. I really like Margot Robbie, but nobody, no matter how well they do it, deserves to get anywhere close to an Oscar nod if all they contribute is likably walking around for 30 minutes and saying about 100 words. In all honesty, I’d like for anyone who believes Robbie deserves a nomination to tell me why they think she deserves it. Cause I really just don’t understand any hype for her performance

    And second of all, how dare you insult the dog.

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    Miles
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    The ending is the best part by far. There were several sequences I actually enjoyed but SO much that should have been cut. Let’s just say there was about 2 hours and 20 minutes before anything actually happened.

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    thatnerdgreg
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    The ending is the best part by far. There were several sequences I actually enjoyed but SO much that should have been cut. Let’s just say there was about 2 hours and 20 minutes before anything actually happened.

    I honestly wonder what Tarantino’s most recent pictures would be like if Sally Menke were still around to edit them. It’s no coincidence that the only film’s of Taraninto’s that weren’t edited by her both are, and feel, extremely long. This isn’t the worst thing in the world though. Django Unchained’s climax went on for a bit too long, but it allowed for the title character to step out of his supporting cast’s shadow. Hateful Eight moved at the pace of a snail, but this allowed it to build up the right amount of suspense, which is what the story needed. At first glance, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood wastes too much time on filler when it could be developing the plot, but once the movie’s over, it becomes clear that this filler was really developing the most important part of the movie, the two leading characters. However, as much as I like all these films, they could’ve benefited from some tighter editing, especially Hollywood(Without going into spoilers, Sharon Tate’s screen time ultimately amounts to very little). However, it’s so difficult to imagine these films being anything other than the long motion pictures that they are, I honestly don’t know if shorter runtimes really would’ve helped our hurt their quality. Who knows, maybe if Menke was still around, the film’s would only be slightly shorter. I honestly do miss her though. She did some phenomenal work with Tarantino, and deserved more recognition.

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    I don’t think anybody doubts Robbie’s talent, but she does NOTHING in this movie. It isn’t her fault but seriously do you think people are going to give their number 1’s in supporting actress (which she’ll need a lot of to be close to a nom) to the scene of her laughing in a theater? By the end of the year there will be so many deserving supporting performances that have material that are gonna clean up number 1 votes.

    If she manages to get in, it should be seen as a signal for broad support of the film overall, akin to Green Book getting the editing nomination.

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    thatnerdgreg
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    Like I said earlier, the marketing and campaign teams can do whatever they like to convince everyone that there’s only one lead, but that doesn’t change the fact that the screenplay very clearly has three throughlines. This is not Rick’s story, this is the story of three not-unrelated resurrections.

    First of all, you’re right in saying Rick is not the only lead. But you’re wrong in saying that the film has three leading characters. Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth are the main characters, while Sharon Tate is clearly supporting. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt should be campaigned as co-leads, but the studio’s obviously going to campaign Pitt as supporting, simply because his role is slightly smaller. I’ll admit that Margot Robbie has her own storyline in the film, but that in no way means that she’s a lead. When it comes to screen time, lines, character development, and importance to the plot, Robbie’s not even close to DiCaprio and Pitt. Also, while Rick and Cliff’s storylines are very much connected, Sharon Tate’s plot barely ever intersects with the two of them.

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    FairWeatherAffair
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    Lol. There’s more to a film than plot, people, and you all know that. Not sure why your defense of her supposed “supporting” role hinges on the idea that her plot “barely intersects” with the other through-lines when the entirety of the Rick and Cliff resurrection lines are punctured with Sharon’s own resurrection. That’s parallelism, and the theme of the whole film: cinema bringing the dead back to life.

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    First of all, Robbie isn’t anywhere near as good as DiCaprio and Pitt. I thought Julia Butters was much more entertaining, and I’d say Robbie was no better than Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, and Margaret Qualley. Robbie provides a likable presence, but the script gives her practically nothing to do. And DiCaprio and Pitt already provide enough likability and charm (while still being crude) that it makes Robbie’s work feel even less impressive. It felt like Tarantino was far too reliant on everyone knowing about Sharon Tate rather than making her a developed character. I really like Margot Robbie, but nobody, no matter how well they do it, deserves to get anywhere close to an Oscar nod if all they contribute is likably walking around for 30 minutes and saying about 100 words. In all honesty, I’d like for anyone who believes Robbie deserves a nomination to tell me why they think she deserves it. Cause I really just don’t understand any hype for her performance

    And second of all, how dare you insult the dog.

    Thank You

    First of all, you’re right in saying Rick is not the only lead. But you’re wrong in saying that the film has three leading characters. Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth are the main characters, while Sharon Tate is clearly supporting. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt should be campaigned as co-leads, but the studio’s obviously going to campaign Pitt as supporting, simply because his role is slightly smaller. I’ll admit that Margot Robbie has her own storyline in the film, but that in no way means that she’s a lead. When it comes to screen time, lines, character development, and importance to the plot, Robbie’s not even close to DiCaprio and Pitt. Also, while Rick and Cliff’s storylines are very much connected, Sharon Tate’s plot barely ever intersects with the two of them.

    Thank You

    Lol. There’s more to a film than plot, people, and you all know that.

    Thank You

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    Mason
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    The ending is the best part by far. There were several sequences I actually enjoyed but SO much that should have been cut. Let’s just say there was about 2 hours and 20 minutes before anything actually happened.

    Same. I really struggled with it until the ending which I loved.

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    AMG
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    This is a great film. Leo is the standout to me. I loved Robbie too (no she doesn’t have a huge amount of dialogue but I feel that’s more down to the structure of the film).

    I knew next to nothing about the Manson murders, but have read up on some of it now since watching this. I kind of can’t wait to rewatch it knowing a bit more about the background now.

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    I think more than anything it’s the fact that she gets to do very little but manages to become the heart of the whole film – sometimes it’s not the role, but what they do with it (e.g. Beatrice Straight)! In fact, doing so much with so little probably gives her more of a chance!

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