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Quentin Tarantino says Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is the best film he's ever made

Stewart Perrie

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Quentin Tarantino says Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is the best film he's ever made

Quentin Tarantino has revealed the movie he thinks is his best creation.

The legendary director has been responsible for some of the most iconic and classic films in Hollywood.

You've got the likes of Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Django Unchained and loads more.

They have all produced incredible one-liners, been praised for stunning cinematography and been nominated for plenty of awards.

But, of course, there has to be a best of the best.

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Tarantino firmly believes his latest project, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is that winner.

Variety asked the director what he thought of his filmography and which stands out the most to him.

“For years people used to ask me stuff like that,” he said.

“And I would say something like, ‘Oh, they’re all my children.’ I really do think Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is my best movie.”

The film is set in 1969 and centres on former TV actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), who move to LA in an attempt to crack Hollywood.

However, they end up moving in next door to Sharon Tate (played by Margot Robbie), the wife of director Roman Polanski, who was infamously killed in the Manson Family murders.

Credit: Sony Pictures
Credit: Sony Pictures

The movie smashed the director's own record, taking an estimated $40.4m (£32.7m) between the Friday and Sunday during its US release, smashing the $30m (£24.3m) Sony predicted it would bring in.

The impressive box office takings meant the film beat Tarantino's previous highest-grossing opening, for Inglorious Basterds, which took $38 million in 2009.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was honoured at the 92nd Academy Awards when it received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing.

Quentin Tarantino has denied the claims. Credit: dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo
Quentin Tarantino has denied the claims. Credit: dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo

The movie also copped five nominations at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, and 12 nominations at the 25th Critics' Choice Awards.

The National Board of Review and the American Film Institute named it as one of the top 10 films of the year.

So there's no denying that it's good.

Tarantino has also reflected on the state of the movie industry and didn't have nice words about it.

According to NME, he said on his The Video Archives Podcast: “Even though the ‘80s was the time that I probably saw more movies in my life than ever – at least as far as going out to the movies was concerned – I do feel that ‘80s cinema is, along with the ‘50s, the worst era in Hollywood history.

He added: “Matched only by now, matched only by the current era!”

Rough.

Featured Image Credit: AGENZIA SINTESI / Alamy Stock Photo. Sony Pictures

Topics: Quentin Tarantino, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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