After a teaser trailer was released March 20, a full length trailer was released for director Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” Monday. The film will tell the story of actor Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and his stunt double Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt, as they navigate Hollywood during the Manson murders of 1969 which signaled the end of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Also featured in the film are Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, the late Luke Perry and Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate who was murdered, along with four others, by members of the Manson family.
Quentin Tarantino has proved himself among one of the best modern film directors with hit films including “Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained.” His films contain witty dialogue, pop cultural references and excessive violence although, in the latter’s case, one hopes that Tarantino gives the proper respect to such heinous crimes as those of the Manson family.
According to Business Insider, Tarantino has spent five years crafting the screenplay for the film which is to be released July 26. It appears that this time has paid off with the film recieving a seven minute standing ovation at the film’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday. “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” currently has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 91% averaged from 37 critic reviews.
Tarantino has become a name synonymous with Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick and his latest film can’t come soon enough.