Once upon a time in Hollywood

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by regius, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. handymike

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    I think QT puts a lot of work into everything he does - that's never been at issue. Whether all the effort is worth it is a separate matter. I don't hate his films as some do. I just find they often grate on me because they frequently feel contrived, smug and camp, so I have to be in the mood. Some are great to watch with the sound off because the art direction is generally fun to look at.
     
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    I've come to think of QT as in some ways the Bob Dylan of cinema, in that for every big fan you'll get another three people - one loudly claiming to only like certain period of his work (implicitly making them a Better Fan because they only like Pre Kill Bill, or every third film he does, or whatevs), a second who will loudly proclaim him irrelevant, untalented, and can tell you all day about how much they hate him and why, and then the inevitable third who desperately needs us all to know they have never seen a Tarrantino picture, and that this in some indefinable way makes them a culturally superior human being.

    That's a detail I missed!

    They do look a little short to me. Ironically, they'd be fine in a suit jacket (I dislike how almost every suit jacket otr these days seems to have been cut either for an ape, or in the assumption that one will be weasring a short-sleeved shirt and wants to hide that), but yes, Icould do with an inch and a half more in leather. I like an overcoat to hit my knuckles or close to it with my arms straight.

    I've always rather enjoyed his homages - isn't it orinic that he so often get criticised for them, though, in an age when 90% of Hollywood is formulaic, production-line fodder!

    I enjoyed that it was an Agatha Christie murder-mystery set in the Old West - much like Inglorious Basterds was a spaghetti western.

    The violence was an interesting aspect of TH8; while there was quite a lot of violence equally against women as the male characters, it was a notable (and I'm sure deliberate) point that the only sexual violence was male on male.

    I read Lee's relatives aren't thrilled with how he's portrayed, though of course there's little they can do about that. (For the best, legally.)

    Yes, it's always been a big part of all of his films, possibly most interestingly so in his period pieces set pre-modern pop music.
     
  4. ChazfromCali

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    I just saw it.
    As far as Q.T. as a filmmaker, I can not stand his movies. Way too self-conscious and cutesy. But I got to say, I was drawn into it and quickly forgot it was a Tarantino film. This is a very good movie just as a movie. How was it going to play out re: Sharon Tate? I was engrossed in speculation up until the end. Was not disappointed. In my opinion a pretty realistic outcome (except for the flame-thrower, lol) of a last second change of plans and bad case of "wrong house."

    Solid movie. Too bad it didn't happen that way in real life.

    Yes, I noticed Dalton's jacket. Not my particular style but I liked it.
     
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    Per the OP this thread is about the leather jackets in the film and who might have made them. Not about opinions on the film director.

    The jackets look period but I'm sure they're customs. Having said that, how about re-railing this thread with a period jacket that looks like it could have come straight out of the film:



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    hey does nobody think these Hollywood costume designers plan everything - deliberately, right down to the sleeve length? There would have been multiple fittings with the actors - perhaps the director might have been involved.........and thats what they came up with. For me a sleeve that stops on the wrist is what looks and feels best.......I know many people around here disagree - but with regards to movies and costumes........nothing is left to chance, everything is planned and or designed meticulously.
     
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    Yep, it's all meticulously planned and quite possible Leo tried on 4 or 5 different styles/variations before settling on the one they used.

    Remember too that if its a powerful star like Leo they have the freedom to make specific requests of the costumer like - "I want my shoulders to be no slimmer than 19 inches" or "my sleeves end here". Or whatever it might be.
     
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    Costume designers are very deliberate about what kind of attitude they want to evoke from a character and a movie. Very few people really get this and many seem to think that costume designers simply pull whatever they feel like off the rack, though admittedly some movies do look that way. But on many movies, the design process is meticulous. Not just measurements, but the look, the cut, how it fits on the actor, etc.
     
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