Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino’s latest release features a star-studded cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, and Dakota Fanning. Set in 1969 Los Angeles, the film follows the life of alcoholic actor Rick Dalton played by DiCaprio, who after a failed attempt to transition from TV to the big screen is left struggling for work in low-budget Westerns. His stunt double and best friend Cliff Booth played by Pitt, however, seems happy and satisfied despite living in a derelict trailer next to a drive-in. As is Tarantino’s oeuvre, the characters are larger than life, with costumes to boot. Designer Arianne Phillips (Kingsman, Walk the Line) dressed the cast in suitably ‘60s garb, with DiCaprio spending much of his time onscreen in a wonderfully retro yellow turtleneck. Pitt, who is seemingly incapable of looking uncool, dons a denim jacket and aviator shades. This is Tarantino at his stylised best – expect guns, a jukebox soundtrack, and plenty of violence.