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  1. Texmoor Coolidge

    I really enjoyed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood even though the theater left the lights on for the first hour. It was long and there wasn’t much of a plot, but I loved the journey through 1969 Hollywood. My best friend, who’s in the business, hated it so I was surprised that all 3 guys loved it. I expected it would be more divisive.

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    • August 1, 2019, at 9:31 AM PDT
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  2. Taras Coolidge

    Watching Margot Robbie‘s performance as Sharon Tate in Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, I found I tended to forget it was Margot Robbie, whom I’ve seen a dozen times before.

    But never like this. As depicted here, Sharon Tate was a sweet, simple soul who enjoyed domesticity. Her unaffected happiness at watching an audience appreciate her silly role in a silly, Dean Martin* “Matt Helm” movie, laughing when they’re supposed to and cheering when she brings down the villainess with a karate kick, was touching.

    Of course, how actors throw their hearts into work that we might consider schlock is one of Tarantino‘s themes in this movie. The washed-up cowboy star (Leonardo DiCaprio), cast as the guest villain in a Western pilot, rages at himself when he considers he is not doing a good job. And then is raised up again when, at the end, a precocious child actress tells him it was the best performance she ever saw.

    *If the movies had been true to the books by Donald Hamilton, Matt Helm would have been played by Clint Eastwood. But the producers decided it was cheaper to make a spy farce, than try to compete with James Bond.

    P.S.: Corrected Margaret to Margot.

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    • August 1, 2019, at 11:49 AM PDT
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  3. kedavis Member

    I don’t think I ever knew/remembered that Sharon Tate was in several episodes of Beverly Hillbillies. Interesting.

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    • August 3, 2019, at 12:13 PM PDT
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  4. kedavis Member

    A Natalie Wood reference? How about an OJ Simpson reference? Could the movie be suggesting that “everybody thinks” OJ murdered his wife, but he really didn’t?

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    • August 3, 2019, at 12:16 PM PDT
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  5. kedavis Member

    I wanted to hear Gene’s review of Margot Robbie Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood.

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    • August 3, 2019, at 2:07 PM PDT
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  6. Gary Robbins Reagan

    It was a great movie! And the music from 1969 was incredible. (I was a junior/senior in high school in 1969.) Highly recommended.

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    • August 3, 2019, at 7:27 PM PDT
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  7. Daniel Sterman Inactive

    It’s actually not true that Twitter’s interface changes are merely cosmetic. They’ve introduced a new “feature”: you can no longer see your real, unabridged, unaltered timeline. You can only see the curated one, where The Algorithm Blessed Be He decides what tweets show up in what order.

    Oh, sure, there’s a button you can click on that lets you see your full, real timeline… for an unspecified amount of time. Then they revert it back. Without telling you when that happens.

    The Algorithm Is Your Friend. The Algorithm Knows All And Sees All. Trust The Algorithm. Failure To Trust The Algorithm Is Heresy.

    I am so, so glad that I left Twitter.

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    • August 4, 2019, at 11:11 AM PDT
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  8. kedavis Member

    Blessed Be The Algorithm.

    (or as Hugh Hewitt says, “logarithm.” What a dunce.)

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    • August 4, 2019, at 1:16 PM PDT
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