Quentin Tarantino redefined filmmaking in America back in the 90s. His smashing debut with ‘Reservoir Dogs’, a highly stylized heist thriller, created ripples in the American indie film scene. His films flawlessly embody all the elements that define a cult film. In every frame, we experience a palpable sense of his guileless love and unadulterated passion for cinema. To me, he is Hollywood’s own rock n’ roll star. The outsider and the rebel who plays by his own games, fears absolutely no one and whose valiant efforts to carve out a niche for himself has culminated in giving us one of cinema’s most original, maniacal geniuses ever.
However, there is a certain segment of people who loathe his films and find his genius overrated and questioned. Some of their arguments are attributed to the explicit violence inherent in almost all of his films. He is accused of blatantly stealing scenes from his predecessors. While I see the point in most of the arguments, I still firmly hold the view that Quentin Tarantino is one of American cinema’s modern-day greats. He is someone who has extensive knowledge about cinema as an art and the fantasies that encompass it.
Unlike the renowned auteurs from the previous era like Stanley Kubrick, Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky or David Lynch, whose works were often visual and spiritual experiences deeply entrenched in the philosophy of human life and existence, Quentin Tarantino’s films hardly ever made any impact on our thoughts and conscience. Yet his films possess this remarkable seductive appeal that makes it so hard for us to resist or look away. Why? Because his films are plain fun to watch. It’s as simple as that. And therein lies the genius of this man. He has succeeded in entertaining and enthralling his viewers with his movies for over two decades now consistently without a single misfire. And with his latest film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, we expect nothing less than a cracking entertaining film that we have so come to expect from the man, the genius. What is next Quentin Tarantino movie about? Why are we so excited about his upcoming film? Let’s dig in..
What is ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ About?
Set in 1969 Los Angeles, California, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ features an erstwhile famous TV actor named Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as they attempt to redeem themselves in a period in Hollywood in which they find it difficult to work since their times have changed. It just so happens that their pursuit of a second-go at fame coincides with the infamous Manson family murders – namely the murder of Roman Polanski’s pregnant wife Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) and a handful of her friends in the Hollywood Hills.
Why Are We Excited About Quentin Tarantino’s Next Film?:
1. Compelling and Witty Dialogues