Tarantino Takes Hollywood Back to 1969 in Once Upon a Time Set Video
Quentin Tarantino must be in heaven. He’s described the late 60s as the best period of his young life. And now he’s transformed the streets of Hollywood into a 1969 playground.
One has to wonder if he’s using the set of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood not to just make a movie, but to create his own personal time machine. A new video has arrived from set, and the city has certainly been transformed.
For his Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, a tale of the film industry during the height of the Manson Family murders in the summer of 1969, Tarantino has transported parts of Los Angeles back to the era. A new set video captured by a fan on YouTube gives an awesome extended look at the set, where a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard has been transformed into a ‘60s dream.
The eagle-eyed viewer will notice a lot of Quentin Tarantino trademarks in the video. Not only do we get a period accurate Hollywood, there is a fairy tale element to it all. The Zombies’ hit song Time of the Season plays in the background as a vintage Starline Tours bus goes drifting back. There is an ad for Honey West on the side of the bus, which airs in syndication Sunday’s at 3:00 pm on channel 13. The show originally aired from 1965-1966. The show follows a very sexy young woman who takes over her father’s detective agency after his untimely death. And is a favorite of Tarantino’s.
There’s old school buses and cars, a phone booth, and throwback advertisements – you’ll spot a bus poster for Red Apple Cigarettes. Tarantino’s crew has also given a handful of classic Hollywood movie theaters era-appropriate makeovers, from the Vogue you’ll see in the video – which is playing a 1968 William Friedkin musical comedy – to the Cinerama Dome on Sunset Boulevard.
Set in the late summer of 1969, when Sharon Tate and others were murdered at her Cielo Drive home, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood follows Leonardo DiCaprio as a former TV star, Margot Robbie as Tate, who happens to be his neighbor, and his stunt double, played by Brad Pitt. A handful of new set photos have arrived online too. Please enjoy Pitt’s excellent Robert Redford cosplay:
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Here’s more of Leo wearing a turtleneck and leather jacket like no one else:
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt filming 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' last night. pic.twitter.com/OjopLmVFOF
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The Tarantino film also stars Damian Lewis as Steve McQueen, along with Burt Reynolds, Al Pacino, Tim Roth, Zoe Bell, Michael Madsen, Timothy Olyphant, Luke Perry, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, and Clifton Collins Jr. Prepare to be transported back to the ‘60s when Once Upon A Time in Hollywood arrives in much less cool-looking theaters on July 26, 2019.