Tarantino’s gruesome revenge fantasies are growing more puerile and misogynistic | Caspar Salmon

The director dials up the stomach-churning violence in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. If only he had something meaningful to say Compare and contrast two screen deaths. In Quentin Tarantinos second film, Pulp Fiction in 1994, John Travoltas Vincent Vega accidentally shoots Marvin, a minor character, in the face. The killing happens mid-sentence, in the blink of an eye; in the process Vince covers himself and his acolyte Jules in blood and guts. The scene is played for laughs and succeeds: the horror and suddenness of the event coax an appalled hilarity from viewers, exacerbated by the two hitmens reaction, which is to bicker about mundane practicalities. In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Manson family member Susan Atkins, …

Over the hills: Quentin Tarantino and the end of Hollywood as we know it

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is supposedly about 1960s Tinseltown but is actually a lament for a film industry that has been humbled by time, taste and technology It wouldnt do to talk about the ending of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantinos Valentine to the film business of 1969. But you cant not talk about endings. The movie is nothing but grand finales a series of sunset farewells. One is for the culture that produced Tarantinos fictional faded male lead Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, another is for the blissed-out spirit of Sharon Tate, the actor murdered that year by the Manson Family, who is returned to the screen by Margot Robbie. And another is …

Bruce Lee’s daughter hits out at father’s portrayal in Tarantino film

Shannon Lee says that actor depicting Lee was directed to be a caricature in Quentin Tarantinos Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Bruce Lees daughter, Shannon, has hit out at the portrayal of her father in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantinos new film set in the late 1960s film industry, saying it was disheartening and uncomfortable. 2019 TV show Warrior, based on one of her fathers unmade projects. Lee added: What Im interested in is raising the consciousness of who Bruce Lee was as a human being and how he lived his life. All of that was flushed down the toilet in this portrayal, and made my father into this arrogant punching bag.