Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is 'beautiful'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 October 2018
Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino

Cinematographer Robert Richardson has hailed 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood', describing it as "beautiful"

Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' is "beautiful", according to cinematographer Robert Richardson.

The much-anticipated new movie boasts a star-studded cast that includes the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, and Richardson has teased some details of the upcoming Tarantino film.

He told Collider: "It's beautiful. To work with Leo together with Brad ... It's 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', sort of the contemporary versions. These are two massive stars, and they're so talented.

"Margot is also phenomenal and wonderful to be around. There are a number of people that you will see within the film that haven't had as much exposure that are remarkable.

"We've got Dakota Fanning in the movie and she – phew, is she a powerhouse. It's a great cast."

Richardson added that the movie is difficult to define, although he described it as "very Quentin".

He said: "I think the tone of it is – it's difficult to describe because it's very fresh, but it oscillates between humorous, serious, spooky; it's playful.

"It's not easily describable, but it's very Quentin. Very, very, very Quentin.

"Of course Al Pacino was in it and you've got remarkable monologues, but you also have remarkable small set pieces. It's going to be a tremendously unique film."

Speaking previously about the project, Tarantino – whose past hits include 'The Hateful Eight' and 'Django Unchained' – shared: "It takes place during the 1969 Hollywood era at the height of the counterculture explosion, at the time of the hippie revolution."

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US / UK
  • 2h 45min
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: James Marsden, Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio
  • UK release: 14 August 2019

Past-his-peak actor Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his stuntman and buddy Cliff Booth (Pitt) are living in Hollywood in 1969; then Sharon Tate (Robbie) and her husband Roman Polanski move in next door. Compelling and provocative, but uneven; for all the fine performances, black comedy and savage violence, Tarantino may have…

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