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Damian and Helen Attend The Irishman Special Screening – Oct 14, 2019

London Film Festival Gala

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 14, 2019

Source: Instagram @finchandpartners

Last night marked the closing of the London Film Festival Gala but not before hosting an intimate screening and Q&A of The Irishman on Friday, October 11, 2019 in London.  Special guests from the film included Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel, Emma Tillinger-Koskoff and SandyPowell. A cocktail reception was followed by the screening and guests included, Andrea Riseborough, Lady Amelia Windsor, Barry Keoghan, Bianca Jagger, Bob Geldof, Damian Lewis, Dexter Fletcher, Fiona Shaw, Helen McCrory, Ophelia Lovibond, Stephen Frears, Will Poulter and Yorgos Lanthimos. Charles Finch and Edith Bowman hosted the event.

The film is Director Martin Scorsese’s epic saga of organized crime in postwar America as told by a mob hitman who recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. The film stars Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, and Anna Paquin.

You can catch The Irishman on Netflix November 27, 2019 (USA release).

Categories Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Print Media Recap

Who’s Who in Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood: A Character Guide – Aug 3, 2019

The True Story of Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood Characters

by Rebecca Alter | Vulture | August 2, 2019

Warning: spoilers ahead.

Quentin Tarantino plays fast and loose with historical revisionism like he’s a kid left alone with action figures, or a Harry/Louis slash-fic writer drowning in AO3 tags. He takes a piece of history that’s captured his imagination, creates a Mary Sue or two to beat the boogeymen at the boss level, and poof! His avenging avatars kill Hitler, save Sharon Tate, and burn down one more plantation blighting the earth. Like Inglourious Basterds before it, Tarantino populates his ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, with real figures alongside more reality-adjacent ones. So for those of us (all of us) less versed in his brand of fanboy ephemera, here’s a map to the stars, real and pretend, in OUATIH.

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Categories Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Print Media Rumored

Tarantino Might Team with Netflix For a 4-Hr Cut of Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood – Aug 3, 2019

More McQueen Scene On Our Screen?

by Steffanie Tan | Pedestrian | August 3, 2019

Today in rumoursville, Quentin Tarantino might re-team with Netflix to brings fans an extended cut of Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood. 

In an interview on the The Mutuals podcast, via Complex, OUATIH star Nicholas Hammondsaid there are talks of a “four-hour Netflix version”, which sounds pretty standard for Tarantino. The theatrical version clocks in at two hours and 45 minutes.

Netflix recently turned Tarantino’s 2015 film The Hateful Eight into a mini-series called The Hateful Eight: Extended Version, which is pretty much four episodes that are all almost an hour long each. Unfortunately, it appears it’s only available on the US version of the streaming service… for now.

According to Hammond, there were a lot of scenes Tarantino shot that couldn’t make it into the film because “there simply wasn’t enough room.”

“I think they’re talking about doing the same [as The Hateful Eight],” he continued. “There are some actors like Tim Roth, wonderful actors, who never even made it into the film. I mean, their entire roles got cut … Actors, who are really, really first class actors, and they went and shot their scenes and I’m sure they’re wonderful scenes but they’re not in the movie.”

“The Netflix version will be great too,” he added.

This bit of the interview begins around the 22-minute and 10-second mark.

Read the rest of the original article at Pedestrian

Categories Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Premiere Recap Review

REVIEW: Damian Lewis is Steve McQueen in Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood – July 27, 2019

California Dreamin’

by Gingersnap | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | July 27, 2019

STOP. Do not read any further unless you can handle spoilers.

The day has finally come – the day when Damian Lewis plays Steve McQueen on the big screen. It’s July 26, 2019 and I’m planning my early escape from work to see an 11:00 a.m. showing of Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood. I purchased my $8.72 matinee ticket online on July 17 around 4:00 p.m. and it has been burning the proverbial hole in my pocket ever since. 

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Categories Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Review

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Collective Reviews – July 25, 2019

A Collection of Reviews: The Critics Have Spoken

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 25, 2019

With Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood  out in U.S. theaters tomorrow, July 26, the movie reviews have started pouring in. Here is what they are saying:

New York Times

There is a lot of love in “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” and quite a bit to enjoy. The screen is crowded with signs of Quentin Tarantino’s well-established ardor — for the movies and television shows of the decades after World War II; for the vernacular architecture, commercial signage and famous restaurants of Los Angeles; for the female foot and the male jawline; for vintage clothes and cars and cigarettes. But the mood in this, his ninth feature, is for the most part affectionate rather than obsessive. Don’t get me wrong. Tarantino is still practicing a cinema of saturation, demanding the audience’s total attention and bombarding us with allusions, visual jokes, flights of profane eloquence, daubs of throwaway beauty and gobs of premeditated gore. And yet “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” whose title evokes bedtime stories as well as a pair of Sergio Leone masterpieces, is Tarantino’s most relaxed movie by far, both because of its ambling, shaggy-dog structure and the easygoing rhythm of its scenes.

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