#189: Hollywood Endings, Pt. 2 - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD looks back at 1969 Hollywood from a 2019 vantage point, where Hal Ashby’s 1975 satire SHAMPOO examines that same era from a much closer distance, but the two films share a funny but bittersweet outlook on what would turn out to be a turning point in history. In this half of our pairing of 1969-set “Hollywood endings,” we share our responses to Tarantino’s newest film, and to some of the discussion surrounding it, before diving into what links these two films, including their shared focus on a single event as a historical turning point, and their respective engagement, or lack thereof, with the counterculture. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar.
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Your Next Picture Show:
• Scott: Alan Elliott and Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE
• Keith: Jacques Demy’s MODEL SHOP
• Genevieve: Lulu Wang’s THE FAREWELL
Outro music: The Mamas & The Papas, “Dedicated To The One I Love”
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