Quentin Tarantino hopes no one spoils his film ahead of release
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is going to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival this week, but the director has asked everyone to keep quiet about the plot
The movie team made an unusual move, taking to Twitter and Instagram to post a picture of a letter, signed by Tarantino himself, not to spoil the film for the rest of us
The plot of the director’s ninth film has been kept largely a mystery up to this point, with only the barebones of the plot known to fans
If Avengers, Game of Thrones, or any other dearly held production has taught us, it’s that it is near impossible to tip toe around spoilers in the Information Age. Tarantino wants to change that with just his pen and paper.
With #NoSpoilersinHollywood, the team took to Instagram and Twitter to post a personal message from fan favourite director, Tarantino. The letter reads as follows:
“I love cinema. You love cinema. It’s the journey of discovering a story for the first time,” he wrote in a letter posted to the film’s Twitter account. “I’m thrilled to be here in Cannes to share Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood with the festival audience. The cast and crew have worked so hard to create something original, and I only ask that everyone avoids revealing anything that would prevent later audiences from experiencing the film in the same way.”
This seems a bit optimistic from the director, we get that this film, the ninth he will have created, is his most personal yet, but have YOU managed to dodge all the Game of Thrones spoilers this month?
The whole story of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has impressively kept fans in the dark. What we do know is that it is the story of Rick Dalton, a fading Western TV star (Leonardo DiCaprio), and his stunt double Cliff Booth, (Brad Pitt), set in California during the time around the Manson murders in 1969. According to the team, the Manson murders are not the crux of the story, but with Margot Robbie playing Sharon Tate and Damon Herriman as Charles Manson, it’s an easy assumption to make that we will see something to do with the Manson family on screen.
Knowing Tarantino and his earlier, totally abstract and wacky works, it’s likely all these stories will overlap and intersect, but not interact with each other like typical Hollywood films.
Producer David Herman explained to Entertainment Weekly that Tarantino, who grew up in the 1960s and ’70s in Los Angeles, has not only created his most personal work with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood but that it features a secret story that makes the film his most moving to date.
You can get yourself excited for the July release with the trailer below: