connectVideoYoungest Charles Manson follower could make parole
Charles Manson’s youngest follower, Leslie Van Houten, was again recommended for parole after serving more than four decades of a life sentence for her role in the cult of the horrific murders in 1969.
Quentin Tarantino was pricked at the Cannes press conference for his film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” about Roman Polanski and the fact that Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate has a few lines in the film.
On the subject of Polanski, who was recently dragged back into the #MeToo talk about his statutory rape case in the late ‘ 70s, Tarantino was glib in his answers, saying, “no,” he “not” to share or to with Polanski for the making of the film. Polanksi is referred to in the film of Pitt’s Rick as “the hottest filmmaker” in the city. Tarantino at the height of another reporter, “I met him [Polanski] a few times [in the past] …it is unbelievable how much money ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, made in the day. Then, if a film made $8 million, it’s like ‘Oh, my, God,” that made like $35 million or something. I’m a fan of Roman Polanski’s work, but especially ‘Rosemary’s Baby’,’ I like that a lot.”
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A female New York Times reporter in the room asked Tarantino why Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate has so few lines in the film. “I reject your hypothesis,” Tarantino refuted. Robbie, in answer to the question, showed in its answer to a previous query at the press conference about her interpretation of Polanski’s wife killed.
“I tried to understand what the purpose of the character to the story. Why is this character in the story? Quentin said to me that they are the heartbeat of the story. I saw her as a ray of light. That was my task and role to serve in this story,” said Robbie, who looked to “all” about the Tate modern in prepping for the role.
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Manson is a supporting character in Tarantino’s love letter to his 1969 Hollywood youth about a has-been-star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) coming to grips with a changing industry.
A reporter asked Tarantino, “You have spoken about Sharon Tate channeling the light in this film. There are other women who are channeling a very deep darkness, the acolytes of Charlie, can you talk about how you viewed women? Without giving anything away, they do become the target of extreme anger in the film, and in a time when violence against women, is prone on the ground … you’re treading on tricky territory.”
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“I can’t really address that much without a de facto talk about things,” said Tarantino, who started in the women’s portrayal in the Spahn Ranch scene that the Manson’s cult homestead. Tarantino had no answer to the reporter’s question about the violence of the women in the film, but said: “They are creepy, no, two, three, four ways about it, even though there is a sinister-ness you see at the Spahn ranch scene, I was trying to show of their day-to-day,” and described the sequence of how the Manson members their money through the provision of horse riding.
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Said Brad Pitt, who plays the role of Cliff Booth, the stuntman to DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton about the film: spotlight on Manson and his massacres in relation to the time, “I don’t see it as a rage against individuals, but a rage against innocence. When the Manson murders occurred, three was a free love movement, there were new ideas that there are, and cinemas was re-calibrated. If that event has occurred — the tragic loss of Sharon and others — what scares many, even today, it was a sobering dark look on the dark side of human nature. That crucial moment was a real loss of innocence, and that is what the film addresses.”
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Says Tarantino about the media and the public at large a long time fascination with Manson, “How was he able to get these girls and boys to submit to him, it seems unfathomable. The more you learn, the more concrete it is, doesn’t make it clearer, it makes it more obscure the more you know.”
“The unknowingness, is it possible to truly understand the causes of frustration,” says the two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker.
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On the last night of the première in Cannes Film Festival scanned about 100 Balcony ticket holders and refused to let them in the “Once Upon a Time” event, trapping the theater to the complaints of many.