Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Book Report: 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'


Once Upon a Time in HollywoodOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Somehow, Tarantino is every bit as incisive, edgy and heartfelt as an author as he is a filmmaker. Even though I love the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" and believe it to be one of the greatest films ever made, the novel's depth and voluminous insight make it far more astounding.

The filmmaker's love letter to bygone days of Hollywood, as well as a wistful alternate historical fiction wish, the novel bursts with scandal, nuance and conspiracies that Tarantino scooped up in his decades crafting some of the greatest films ever made.

An absolute treasure, this is a brilliant book that deserves to be savored, reread and used as a rabbit hole in which to dive through the connections and insinuations it implies. It makes me see the film in new light, and hope that Tarantino continues to write literature as well as direct.

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