Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s film novel was a love letter to Hollywood from the 60s. Even before its release, it was one of the most popular films of last season and continues to give fans something to talk about.
During the RealBlend podcast, the director spoke about the 20-hour cut that did not get to see the light and the scenes that were eliminated. One of these is about the midnight phone conversation between Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Trudi Fraser (Julia Butters).
“That was my favorite scene from the script. So the idea that it wasn’t in the movie was inconceivable. I think it was also ‘Leo’s favorite’ out of all the ones we shot. We were broken into tears, “the filmmaker told the outlet.
After this, he insisted that no scene in his filmography had affected him so emotionally. Julia [Butters] I cried every time we finished a take, ”added the director.
Why didn’t the emotional moment make it to the final cut? Tarantino explained that the coherence of the film as a whole was imposed: “In editing a chronology is imposed, and if the chronology does not fit, the scene has to go.”
The conversation between Rick and Trudi seemed like an ending to the movie. That was fine in the script, because there the director sees everything that happens in February as part of a three-act structure and then everything that happens on the night of the murders as an epilogue.
But that perspective was not correct. Once we started putting the movie together, the things that happen in August weren’t an epilogue. They were the third act. We had to see it that way ”, clarified a Tarantino resigned to including the scene in the novel based on the film.
Once upon a time in Hollywood – official synopsis
Set in Hollywood in the late 1960s. The star of a television western, Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), tries to adjust to the changes of the environment at the same time as his stunt double (Brad Pitt).
What the protagonist does not know is that his life is completely linked to the industry. He is also a neighbor of the young and promising actress Sharon Tate who has just married the prestigious director Roman Polanski.
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