Words by: Alia Lievore
Quentin Tarantino is back, baby! In all his Tarantino glory. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, the 9th and most recent film Tarantino has written and directed, had it’s long awaited U.S. cinematic release just last weekend. The investment into the starpower of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Aussies Margot Robbie and Damon Herriman has obviously paid off as the director smashed his own box-office record on the opening weekend.
Until last weekend, Inglourious Basterds, also starring your daddy Brad Pitt, held the record for Tarantino's highest-grossing opening weekend. Originally raking in $38m at the box-office on its first release Inglourious Basterds has now been pipped at the post by Once Upon A Time In Hollywood grossing $40m.
The film’s story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they’re not used to. Everything seems dire, except for the fact that Rick has a very famous neighbour...Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie). Sharon Tate as in Charles Manson, Sharon Tate. Things get wild. You should just go see it.
Soak the Tarantino glory up while you can, because as he revealed previously Tarantino reckons he will only do two more movies, with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood being one of them. His goal is to retire after 10 films.