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Sat Apr 17, 2021, 07:55 PM

Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood

I'm obsessed with this movie. Anyone else have opinions, thoughts etc on it? I was a small kid in 1969, and a true crime aficionado

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Reply Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood (Original post)
XanaDUer2 Apr 2021 OP
blm Apr 2021 #1
XanaDUer2 Apr 2021 #15
blm Apr 2021 #17
XanaDUer2 Apr 2021 #19
WSSlover May 2021 #24
Croney Apr 2021 #2
Skittles Apr 2021 #6
XanaDUer2 Apr 2021 #13
Skittles Apr 2021 #14
blm Apr 2021 #18
WSSlover May 2021 #23
WSSlover May 2021 #25
Docreed2003 Apr 2021 #3
rsdsharp Apr 2021 #4
XanaDUer2 Apr 2021 #16
rsdsharp Apr 2021 #20
XanaDUer2 Apr 2021 #21
Skittles Apr 2021 #5
BigmanPigman Apr 2021 #7
BlueTsunami2018 Apr 2021 #8
XanaDUer2 Apr 2021 #12
Laffy Kat Apr 2021 #9
Xavier Breath Apr 2021 #22
happybird Apr 2021 #10
Marie Marie Apr 2021 #11

Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 07:59 PM

1. Watched twice.

Loved it. Lived in that area in the late 70s to late 90s. Between the sets and the music I loved the trip back to LA. Story twist.......wow.

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 04:57 PM

15. What was that area like?

was it somewhat similar in the 70s? I'd love to live in Cali

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 05:31 PM

17. I worked around music industry, so it was a blast

for the most part.

By the time I left in the 90s I never wanted to wear high heels, or a tight dress, or go to another awards show EVER again.

The restaurants are what I miss the most.

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Response to blm (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 05:39 PM

19. Sounds exciting

yes, the diversity of restaurants. I miss that about Miami

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Sat May 1, 2021, 12:14 PM

24. I, too, saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was a good movie, but I must admit that I found the ending rather disturbing.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 08:00 PM

2. Oh yes. The joy and relief I felt at the rewriting of history

stayed with me to this day. In that alternate reality, it was all just a bad dream.

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Response to Croney (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 08:48 PM

6. when I left the theater

I remember thinking, wow, Jay Sebring had more lines than Charlie Manson. Bittersweet movie.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:20 AM

13. I'm so glad I was able to see it in a theater nt

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 03:15 PM

14. it's one thing I do miss because of the pandemic

I really enjoy watching movies on the big screen, and used to go about once a month.....I hope to be back....it can happen if enough people get their act together!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 05:34 PM

18. ✔️

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Response to Skittles (Reply #14)

Sat May 1, 2021, 12:11 PM

23. Welcome to the club! I hear you on this one!

I used to go at least once or twice a month, or sometimes even more frequently, depending on what was playing. However, since my all-time favorite film, the original 1961 film version of West Side Story will be coming to select theatres nationwide here in the USA, courtesy of fathomevents.com and Turner classic movies, in late november and early december, I will attend both screenings to make up for it all. I'm excited!! Yay. No tickets are on sale, nor are any theatre locations set up as of yet, but I'm watching and waiting. I'm going, with or without anybody.

I have to admit that I saw the trailer of Steven Spielberg's upcoming film version of WSS, however, and was really not impressed, and do not plan to go and see it. Steven Spielberg's a good director and all, and he's done a lot of great films, but this one is something that I will take a miss on.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #14)

Sat May 1, 2021, 12:17 PM

25. I agree with you, Skittles.

I, too miss going to the movie theatres and seeing movies on a great big, wide screen, as they're really and truly meant to be viewed. One of my favorite movie theatres is scheduled to re-open in a couple of weeks, with a bigger, better ventilation system, and limiting the number of people who can come into a movie theatre to 15% of their normal capacity, and not selling any concessions at the concession stand.

I think that a lot of movie theatres will do that.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 08:00 PM

3. I loved it...

It's a fantastic film, one of my favorite Tarantino movies

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 08:09 PM

4. I loved it, but True Crime is not what I called it.

I know, as contributors to an air check website, a guy who supplied many of the KHJ air checks.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 04:59 PM

16. do you know if the radio announcements in the film

were actual broadcasts back in the day? Not sure what an air check is

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 05:43 PM

20. An air check is a recording of a radio show. They are often recorded by the jock himself

and then edited, sometimes called telescoping, to remove most of the music, and leave mostly what the jock said ó often called a set. These edited tapes are sent to other stations, with a resume, to get a job. Sometimes program directors also review them with a jock in a session where the performance is critiqued.

Sometimes fans just let a tape run and capture a whole show complete with music and commercials. Both types of recordings were used for the KHJ bits in the movie. They recordings in the movie were actual broadcasts, mostly from 1969, with some pieces from other years, but close in time to 1969. KHJ was the dominant Top 40 station in LA in the mid to late 60s and into the 70s.

If you are interested, you might check out
www.reelradio.com.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #20)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 06:28 PM

21. Thank you!

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 08:47 PM

5. I very much enjoyed it at the theater

very well done

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 09:27 PM

7. I liked the little girl's character.

Also, Brad Pitt's scene at the Spahn Ranch was great.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:26 PM

8. So good.

I canít wait for the extended directorís cut. The four hour version of Hateful Eight was excellent.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:16 AM

12. That's great to know

There will be a director's cut. I look forward to that!

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:29 PM

9. Loved it. I run hot and cold on Tarantino.

This film was mesmerizing, though. His best, IMO.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 10:22 AM

22. I feel lilkewise.

I seem to either love or despise/avoid his movies. This one goes into the love category along with Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Basterds.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:55 PM

10. I loved it!

For a few months waaaay back in the pre-covid days, I went to the movies every Tuesday. Itís one of my days off and the theater ran a $5 special on Tuesdays. Score! I had never been to the movies by myself before and found I really enjoyed it.

The best movie I saw in those few months was OUaTiH.
It was so dang good, I took my mother to see it the following week.

I laughed my butt off during the big violent finale, a reaction that shocked, disturbed, and (eventually) amused me. I cried at the end thinking about what could have been. Such a good movie!

Mom is 70 and she loved it, too.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:04 AM

11. Great movie.

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