• Quentin Tarantinos Once upon a time … In Hollywood the film has now appeared in Unchained in spirit.
• The end could confuse you a bit. That's okay – we've secured you.
Warning: This story contains spoilers for the end of Once upon a time … in Hollywood. If you have not seen it yet and plan on it, you should probably stop reading now!
The plot of Quentin Tarantino's new movie Once Upon a Time … was largely kept under wraps in Hollywood by advertisements, interviews and even trailers. We knew that Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt would be our main characters and played the fictional duo of actor Rick Dalton and his trusty stuntman / best friend Cliff Booth. We knew that Margot Robbie would also play an important role as a true Sharon Tate, and that some other real people, including the Manson family, would take this into account ̵
Now that the movie is out, we finally know everything there is to know – who is in the movie, what happens when and why. And Hoo Boy, it's a jerk. Even though we are not going to enter the Tarantino Ranking at the moment, one can say for sure that Once upon a time … In Hollywood more than what the filmmaker has to offer in the rest of his acclaimed catalog ,
The film is not just an exploration of two main characters like no other in Tarantino's repertoire, but also a statement about violence, an era, movies and Hollywood itself. Let's get started.
What did the stage prepare for?
Once upon a time … In Hollywood, takes place in three different time periods: The first, in which we first meet Rick and Cliff, sets the characters. Rick is a former TV star who has not gone to the movies as planned and is desperately trying to get back on the road. Cliff, who may have killed his wife or not, is a cool stuntman who drives Rick everywhere and always has his back. Where Rick is an uncertain mess, feeling older every day and less represented in the industry, Cliff has an effortless self-confidence everywhere. Sharon Tate, a carefree, kind-hearted, aspiring actress, accompanies her husband, director Roman Polanski (Rick lives next door to the couple and wants to work with Polanski) and the well-known barber Jay Sebring.
The second time Rick and Cliff parted when Rick made a guest appearance on a TV show and Cliff broke his relationship with the stunt coordinator of the show in the past (a brilliant flashback sequence shows Cliff, as he does with a cocky Opponent battles Bruce Lee, played by Mike Moh). While Rick's going through the applications to get his TV part right (in the Lancer  real-life show), Cliff picks up a hitchhiker called Pussycat, who turns out to be a member of the squatting Manson Family on the Spahn Ranch. When Cliff turned with Rick, he went over to look at it. He feels that something is wrong and flees after some wild events. Meanwhile, Sharon spends the afternoon listening to music and watching a demo of her own new release film The Wrecking Crew starring with Dean Martin . With great joy she absorbs the reaction of the audience to her work.