Loving ode to film and filming

Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino's new work, looks at the film industry in 1960s Los Angeles and is shot on film stock

Director Quentin Tarantino (above, second from left) with actors (from left) Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio, who all star in Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood (top).
Director Quentin Tarantino with actors Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio, who all star in Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood (above).PHOTO: SONY PICTURES
Director Quentin Tarantino (above, second from left) with actors (from left) Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio, who all star in Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood (top).
Director Quentin Tarantino (above, second from left) with actors (from left) Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio, who all star in Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood.PHOTO: SONY PICTURES

Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood and with Oscar voters often favouring such films - including Best Picture Oscar winners Birdman (2014), Argo (2012) and The Artist (2011) - director Quentin Tarantino seems all but guaranteed to grab a statuette or two for his newest offering, Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood.

And there may be no better person to make a film about film-making than the 56-year-old, say its stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. The movie opens in Singapore today.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2019, with the headline 'Loving ode to film and filming'. Subscribe