First Look At Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

by : Julia Banim on : 25 Jan 2019 14:19
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood first look.Once Upon A Time In Hollywood first look.Sony Pictures Entertainment

Film buffs have been given the first tantalising glimpse as to what they can expect from Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.


The newly released images already look as iconic as anything from Tarantino’s classic back catalogue, and will be sure to excite fans who have followed his work over the years.

Vanity Fair have released stills from the movie and they look absolutely mesmerising; sun drenched, retro shots which pull you right into the heart of the 1960s.

Stars Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio can all be seen, dressed completely in character and channelling the dark underbelly of 1960s tinseltown. And so what can we expect from this take on vintage LA, Tarantino style?


According to the IMDb synopsis:

A faded TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles.

Robbie will play Sharon Tate, an actor who was murdered by the notorious Manson family in 1969. The wife of director Roman Polanski, she was just 26 years old and heavily pregnant at the time of her death.

DiCaprio will play Rick Dalton, a faded Western star and neighbour of Tate, while Pitt will play Dalton’s friend and stunt double.

Scoot McNairy, who portrays businessman Bob Gilbert in the upcoming film, made the following remarks to Collider regarding Tarantino’s ‘fascinating’ filmmaking process:


All of Quentin’s movies, I feel, are so different, in so many ways, but they’re all so great because they’re done by such a great filmmaker.

I think this one definitely stands alone, within his expertise of making movies. Honestly, the experience on set was so great and so fascinating to me that what I got most out of it was the time that I was able to spend there, working with all them, and working with this tight knit crew.

It was just great. I wish all movies were made the way that Quentin makes them.

McNairy added:

[Once Upon a Time in Hollywood] was probably one of the greatest experiences of my career. Just to watch Quentin be on set and be Quentin, and hold court, was one of the most fascinating things I have probably ever experienced in the movie business. It was an amazing, awesome experience.

This is an absolute must see for your cinema diary this year.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will hit UK cinemas July 26.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

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Vanity Fair and 2 others
  1. Vanity Fair

    Exclusive Preview: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood

  2. IMDb

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

  3. Collider

    Scoot McNairy Describes Quentin Tarantino’s “Fascinating” Process Shooting ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’