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Quentin Tarantino‘s been making the rounds promoting his novelization of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and during one of his recent interviews he revealed that his favorite scene in the script was cut out of the final product.

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Quentin Tarantino is now a novelist. Since the beginning of his career, his films have employed a novelistic structure, but now he’s writing actual books, the first of which adapts his last movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, for the page. Usually, it’s the other way around and we’re talking about the leap from page to screen. For whatever reason, movie novelizations have never been afforded artistic respect like film adaptations even though they fulfill a comparable task by translating a story to a different medium.

Now, we’ve got the quintessential filmmaker of the 1990s easing us further into the 2020s with a literary return to the 1960s. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A Novel, published straight to mass-market paperback by Harper Perennial, is a prose version of the hangout movie Tarantino delivered to audiences in packed theaters two summers ago. The world has changed and so has this narrative, but the voice recounting it remains the same old Tarantino, for better or for worse or for Valhalla. Even the dedications stir controversy: along with his wife and son and other “actor Old Timers,” there’s the name Robert Blake.

In the audiobook, provided by HarperAudio and narrated by Jennifer Jason Leigh, the author’s voice just happens to speak through the mouth of the actress who portrayed Daisy Domergue in The Hateful Eight.

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The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood novel, written by Quentin Tarantino himself, hits bookshelves today – and this is no simple movie novelization. Instead, Tarantino has put together a book that expands on practically everything we saw in the movie – and some stuff we didn’t see, too. It’s a completely new and separate experience from the film.

On top of all that, the book also provides answers to some lingering questions. The biggest example might be the true story of what really happened to the wife of stuntman Cliff Booth (played in the film by an Oscar-winning Brad Pitt). The movie reveals that Cliff’s wife died after Cliff shot her with a spear gun on the couple’s boat. But the shooting happens off-screen, and we’re never quite sure what really happened. Was it a tragic accident? Or did Cliff get away with murder?

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Novel Trailer

We’ll soon be able to return to the world of Quentin Tarantino‘s most recent film with the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood novel. Tarantino penned the book himself, and it’s set to expand on Hollywood with new scenes and storylines not glimpsed in the theatrical cut of the film. A new Once Upon a Time in Hollywood novel trailer has arrived to hype up the book, and it’s loaded with new footage that ended up on the cutting room floor, including new scenes with Damon Herriman‘s Charles Manson and Julia Butters as child actor Trudi Fraser.  Read More »

once upon a time in hollywood novel

Quentin Tarantino‘s novelization of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is almost as highly anticipated as his Oscar-winning 2019 film was, if only because it invites us to once again hang out in that world of 1960s Hollywood. A world that Tarantino plans to expand upon in his Once Upon a Time in Hollywood novel, which will throw in a some deleted scenes as well as expand on the characters played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. Notably, we’ll learn a little more about Pitt’s morally questionable stuntman, Cliff Booth.

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once upon a time in hollywood novel

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be retold in audio form by Jennifer Jason Leigh. Quentin Tarantino’s novelization of his 10-time Oscar nominated film will get the audiobook treatment from the actress. The audiobook accompanies the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood novel written by Tarantino that will be published this summer.

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once upon a time in hollywood novel

Back in April, Quentin Tarantino teased on the “Pure Cinema Podcast” that he was considering writing a novel adaptation of his 2019 film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. And now, Tarantino will get to write that novel after landing a two-book deal with the HarperCollins imprint Harper. Under the deal, Tarantino is writing a Once Upon a Time in Hollywood novel as well as a non-fiction book titled Cinema SpeculationRead More »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Does Hot Ones

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, (500) Days of Summer) participate in one of the most honest and fun episodes of Hot Ones yet. Plus, get some insight into a key scene from Get Out from the movie’s producers, and listen to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Casino cinematographer Robert Richardson break down his extensive career. Read More »

How to Make a Long Movie Shot

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how long shots that appear to resemble single takes, such as the entirety of 1917, are created with seamless visual effects, camera movements, and editing tricks. Plus, watch the Director’s Guild of America‘s feature film symposium with the nominees of the 2020 DGA Awards, and listen to original All That cast members answer some burning questions. Read More »

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2020 Oscars Video Highlights - Bong Joon-ho

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, since the 92nd Academy Awards aired last night, we’re running through some 2020 Oscars video highlights. The show may not have had a host, but it had some major moments in between the little golden men being handed out. Janelle Monae opened the Oscars with a vibrant, dance-heavy musical number honoring nominess and movies snubbed by The Academy. Chris Rock and Steve Martin came as close to hosting the show as we were going to get, Idina Menzel belted a Frozen 2 tune with an assembly of international singers, and much more.

On top of the show highlights, we’ve also included some of the best acceptance speeches, included two extensive moments with Best Actor and Best Actress winners Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger, the surprise when Bong Joon-ho took home Best Director, and of course, the big moment when Parasite won Best Picture. Read More »