Let’s Talk About That End Scene, Shall We!
There are a handful of scenes that stand out from the rest. One was Rick’s interaction with Trudi. The other was Cliff at the ranch. The third and one I liked the best was the showdown on Cielo Drive. I had no idea what to expect. The ending was not what I thought it would be, but I was satisfied. There were a lot of moving parts, and I felt closer to the characters compared to some of his other movies. Maybe because it wasn’t dripping in blood and more blood, I found Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood had a subtle kind of payback by the end. You can’t go wrong with the barrel full of actors and actresses. Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie played their roles well as did the Manson Family members.
It Comes Down to This Shot.
Yes, I highly recommend this movie because it’s written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It’s also a great story and while some scenes could have been shorter, overall it kept my attention almost 100%. Sure, the theater scene of Sharon Tate watching herself could’ve been shorter. The scene between Cliff and Bruce Lee would never have happened in real life. It just wouldn’t. There is no way in hell, but the purpose of the scene was not supposed to be realistic. I get it. I loved the scene of Rick with his lines. It’s a film I could watch again and again. While not near the top out of all his movies, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood is better than Death Proof (2007), but not Reservoir Dogs (1992). My pecking order of his movies are from least liked to best liked. I separated the Kill Bill movies for obvious reasons to me because they are not on the same caliber. Therefore, instead of 9 movies, I listed 10. If you put them together, they would in the top five (more than likely number 5) and then you’d have 9 total.
10. Death Proof (2007)
9. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)
8. Inglourious Bastards (2009)
7. Pulp Fiction (1994)
6. Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood (2019)
5. Jackie Brown (1997)
4. Django Unchained (2012)
3. The Hateful Eight (2015)
2. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
1. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
For Those Departed And the Ones Still Alive.
The primary focus of this are the people who had long careers in Hollywood and those that were ended too soon although there are a few Manson family members included since they were in the film.
Wayne Maunder played by Luke Perry was a TV actor and starred in Westerns like Lancer. Maunder is still alive, but Perry died in March 2019.
James Stacy played by Timothy Olyphant was a TV actor and starred in Westerns like Gunsmoke. Stacy died in September 2016.
Joann Pettet played by Rumer Willis was a TV actress and starred in The Night Gallery. Pettet is still alive.
Steve McQueen played by Damian Lewis was a movie actor and starred in The Magnificient Seven. McQueen died in November 1980.
Bruce Lee played by Mike Moh was a movie actor and starred in The Green Hornet. Lee died in July 1973.
Sharon Tate played by Margot Robbie was a movie actress and starred in Valley of the Dolls. Tate died in August 1969.
Jay Sebring played by Emile Hirsh was a hair stylist. Sebring died in August 1969.
Wojciech Frykowski played by Costa Ronin was as screenwriter and actor. Frykowski died in August 1969.
Abigail Folger played by Samantha Robinson was Frykowski’s girlfriend. Folger died in August 1969.