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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino and a Hollywood Fairy Tale

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Title: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino and a Hollywood Fairy Tale

Description: Today we talk with podcaster and fellow Parthenon Podcast member, Josh Cohen, about the 2019 Quentin Tarantino film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. We discuss the various genres this movie tackles and much more.

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Josh Cohen of The Eyewitness History Podcast and Unfiltered Podcast
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Thank you again for listening to Beyond the Big Screen podcast. We are a member of the Parthenon Podcast network. Of course, a big thanks goes out to Josh Cohen of the Eyewitness History Podcast. Josh interviews luminaries from various fields, as well as expanding on various cultural and social topics. He has interviewed people as varied as Washington Free Beacon founder Matthew Continetti, Roger Rabbit creator Gary K. Wolf, and best-selling singer Tal Bachman. Links to learn more about Josh and the Eyewitness History Podcast can be found at ###### or in the Show Notes.
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[00:00:00] Today, we are going to talk about the incredible 2019 Quintin Tarantino film. Once upon a time in Hollywood. Josh, are you excited to talk about this movie? I am extremely excited. I have been a Tarantino’s fanatic basically since reservoir dogs came out. And once upon a time in Hollywood, I've probably watched more repeatedly than, than any other Tarantino movie.
So I'm stoked. Now, once upon a time in Hollywood, it's a difficult to place in an exact genre box. It's a historical film. It's alternative history. It's an action drama. It's a fairy tale of sorts. It stars, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot, Robbie, Timothy Olifant LPAA Chino, and much, much, much, much more.
And as I always say, what these people with these films to people is an one we review them on beyond the big screen, at least that we're giving spoilers. So if you don't want spoilers, I suggest watch the [00:01:00] movie, listen to this episode, watch the movie, but you can do it in any order you want. Now going into this movie, you were, you're a Quentin Tarantino fanatic.
What was your, kind of your expectations going into this movie? Yeah. Well, well, first off, , Steve, a quick word of agreement for you. , it's absolutely a genre bending film. Therefore it fits quite nicely into the coterie of queen. Filmography, , his films are famously hard to, to really diagnose with the genre.
, my expectations was my understanding was it was going to be something a backstory of the Tate murders a
February 14, 2022
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Steve Guerra is the host of the History of the Papacy Podcast, which began in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast which delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews.
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