Quentin Tarantino Wins Awards for Best Direction, Plans to Release Once Upon A Time In Hollywood's 4-Hour Cut
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Quentin Tarantino Wins Awards for Best Direction, Plans to Release Once Upon A Time In Hollywood's 4-Hour Cut

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, and Al Pacino in the lead roles

Quentin Tarantino has recently won two prizes for Best Direction for his 2019 comedy-drama Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, and Al Pacino in the lead roles. Over the weekend, Quentin was presented with two awards, one at the annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards and the other at the Palm Springs Film Festival Awards. In the latter event, actress Greta Gerwig presented him with the award and paid a tribute to the director, saying, “Quentin Tarantino makes movies as if movies could save the world. Movies can kill Hitler, free slaves, and give Sharon Tate one more summer. he makes movies like movies themselves matter, like they are both high art — which they are — and that they are populist art — which they are. They’re speaking the most profound truths to the biggest crowds with the bravado that comes with the confidence that collectively everybody will be changed for the better by the experience.”

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino

The director has also said that he will be releasing a four-hour cut of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. The runtime of the theatrial version was 2 hours and 41 minutes. During an award season screening, where the director was accompanied by the movie’s stars, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio, he said that he had shown a longer cut to Sony Chairman Tom Rothman for guidance on what to keep and what to edit, as he liked everything. 

Without sharing a specific date, Quentin Tarantino said they would “probably” release the four-hour cut in about a year. The director has previously also released an extended cut of his film Death Proof and teased a longer cut for Django Unchained. His film Hateful Eight was recently converted into a four-part miniseries for Netflix.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.

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