Quentin Tarantino Might Make Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Even Longer

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

by Ben Travis |
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These days, Quentin Tarantino doesn’t make short movies – he luxuriates in lengthy scenes that give his characters the chance to wax lyrical, leading to runtimes that tend to extend toward the three-hour mark. That’s certainly the case with his latest, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which debuted at Cannes in a cut running to 2 hours and 40 minutes – but when it receives a wider release, it might be slightly longer. In an interview with Indiewire, the filmmaker claimed he might stick a few things back in, noting that the full assembly cut of the film clocked in at 4 hours and 20 minutes.

“I wouldn’t take anything else out,” the director said. “I’m going to explore possibly putting something back in. If anything, I wanted to go to Cannes too short. if I’m going to err, I’m going to err on too tight.” Sony chairman Tom Rothman has claimed that Tarantino will have the opportunity to go back into the edit before the wide release if he chooses to – with the filmmaker having previously tinkered with Inglourious Basterds in the wake of its Cannes debut in 2009.

However long it eventually ends up being, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will arrive in UK cinemas on 14 August. Maybe start your bladder training now – and in the meantime, watch the latest trailer here.

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