Quentin Tarantino is a 56-year-old living legend. Despite the fact that, as a direct director, he has shot only 9 films to date (but how many awesome works of his as a co-director and screenwriter we know !!!), over the past 25 years, he continues to be one of the most famous and - what is more important! - visually recognizable from the first frames of any single scene by directors of our time and of all times. The material has collected all the most interesting facts about the ninth film of His Majesty the King of Games with a Spectator.
Quentin Tarantino is an American filmmaker known throughout the world primarily for his film Pulp Fiction (the name Pulp Fiction invented by Russian film distributors). The general viewer can watch his films exclusively as comedy action films. But more advanced moviegoers certainly know that Tarantino is the king of postmodern cinema. The fact is that all his films, without exception, are an endless mosaic of parodies and references to other works of art, and first of all to other films. This director uses all the possibilities of postmodern play with the viewer: a broken retrospective, endless flashbacks (narration returns to the past, not always perceived by the viewer from the first frame), self-citation, and much more. Consider the most interesting facts about his latest film, for which there are queues at the box office all over the world now.
1. Most of the post-Soviet viewers leave the session without realizing who the hippies are in the film
Not all people are familiar with the history of America's most famous criminal, Charles Manson, and his atrocities. And the hippie commune in Tarantino's film is a sect. The photo above is a photo of real members of the brutal sect. After watching the film, it is easy to see the portraits of the actors with some members of the sect. Everything was exactly as shown in the film. The sect, led by Menson, persuaded 80-year-old blind George, the owner of a ranch that rented Westerns in the 1950s, to provide its members with housing. The payment for the accommodation of several dozen people at the cinema ranch was the fact that George was fed and provided with sex with women from the sect.
The members of the sect called their leader Charlie the second Jesus Christ, who came down from heaven and marked the meaning of their existence, blindly followed his orders. While Manson himself called himself exclusively the new Devil.
2. In reality, Polanski's pregnant wife and her friends were killed at the time indicated in the film by members of the Manson sect
Tarantino's ninth film has a happy ending, according to which none of the movie stars and their friends were killed in August 1969, because the characters of Pitt and DiCaprio saved the day and killed the members of the Manson gang. In reality, it was not like that. On the same day, at the same hour, which was indicated by the minute in the film, members of Manson's gang (without his participation) broke into a house filmed by filmmaker Roman Polanski and brutally killed his wife and three of her friends. Manson's motivations were as follows: the house where the Polanski couple lived was previously rented by music producer Terry Melcher, who had previously refused to produce music projects to Charles Manson himself. This is probably why the maniac got angry with the representatives of the show business in Hollywood and ordered his henchmen to brutally kill them, calling them in the process of killing filthy pigs. After the murder of Sharon Tate, a gang henchman soaked a towel with the blood of the murdered Tate and wrote the word PIG on the wall of the house.
3. The characters of Pitt and DiCaprio personify the outgoing film era in the film (in two planes)
In the film, Tarantino achieved a portrait resemblance between the great actors of our time, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. The actors have a difference of 11 years (DiCaprio is younger), but the makeup made it so that the actors look the same age - a 50-year-old aging and coming out actor and his understudy for dangerous scenes. According to Tarantino's idea, these two people, who sincerely adore the era of Old Hollywood (the era of Westerns in the format of the big screen and television series), personify the last of the Mohicans among those who are generally still capable of taking old cinema seriously and with love. Just what is the scene in the third third of the film, when the actor and his stunt friend sit down to watch a film with Dalton (DiCaprio's character on the screen). They sincerely adore what they see, but the real viewers of that era are beginning to want something new (this is the dawn of an era in which Steven Spielberg and high technology of filmmaking will reign).
The second layer in which Pitt and DiCaprio play the outgoing film era is our modernity. The fame of these actors, despite the age difference of 11 years, fell in the 90s of the 20th century, and their fans are now about 30-60 years old. Unfortunately, nowadays, young people are striving for high-tech films - these are completely shot with green screens and computer graphics in the genre of fantasy, post-apocalyptic dystopias, endless products from MARVEL that make Titanic, as well as films by Tim Burton and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy quickly and surely leave the Top 10 highest grossing films of all time. The fact that the actors have agreed to play these roles does them a great honor. Pitt and DiCaprio are the guys now, in the 21st century, who still love their past so much - a game without green screens, when "you don't have to talk to a tennis ball instead of a stage partner."
4. No, the characters of Pitt and DiCaprio are not completely fictional against the background of the others
Rick Dalton is a fictional character in the film against the backdrop of a huge line of characters that have real prototypes while maintaining the name and portrait likeness. However, it cannot be called completely fictional. To create it, Tarantino was inspired by actor Ty Hardin, the star of Westerns of the 1950s and 1960s, who became most famous for his main role in the TV show "Bronco".
Brad Pitt's character Cliff Booth is also only relatively fictional. To create the character, Maestro Tarantino was inspired by the legendary Hollywood stuntman of the 1960s, Hal Needham, who was distinguished by his particular recklessness and fearlessness. Nidem has performed insane stunts on over 300 episodes for the big screen and television. His most reckless trick of his own free will is a jump from 10 meters onto a moving stagecoach.
5. Not everyone knows who is in the film - the legendary Bruce Lee
In the 9th Tarantino film, there is a scene in which Pitt's character, the stuntman Cliff, is bored out of boredom in the company of a number of extras and a strange narcissistic Asian who broadcasts that it is not at all shameful to perform stunts in vain, without real massacre. The character Cliff loses his temper and offers the Asian a real battle, in which he seriously defeats the selfish, crippling the car of the wife of the ambitious executive producer with a throw of the Asian's body. This Asian in Tarantino's film is in reality the iconic Bruce Lee. The actor who played this role was initially very unhappy with how comical and ridiculous Tarantino wants to portray his own idol. But later, realizing the depth of the script, the actor realized that everything was correct: Bruce Lee taught others to fight for fun, while the film's character Cliff saved a lot of people from the insane members of the maniac's gang, carrying out the fight quite seriously, although he was high from acid cigarettes.
6. The film shows both real old Hollywood films and deliberately recreated parodies
Of course, all the scenes of films in which DiCaprio is present are deliberately recreated in accordance with the spirit of the times. But all the other old films that air in Tarantino's 9th film are real.
Many people remember the scene in which the character Sharon Tate goes to the cinema to watch a film with his own participation. The actress watches a movie on the screen in which the REAL Sharon Tate plays.
7. In his ninth film, Tarantino quoted all of his previous 8 works
It struck Tarantino's film connoisseurs that all of his previous works were cited in his 9th film. The scene with the frying of the soldiers of Nazi Germany is, of course, homage to Inglourious Basterds. The abundance of Western-style scenes in winter and summer is a great reminder of the films Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight. Close-up scenes with corpses are reminiscent of Reservoir Dogs. Dances of the character Sharon Tate and her
putting dirty feet in the frame is, of course, homage to the immortal image of Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction. And this is just a small fraction of Tarantino's references in his 9th film to his own work. It is worth going to the movies and seeing more of them!
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