Quentin Tarantino Relishes “Interactive Audience Experience” Of ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’

Director/writer Quentin Tarantino and his Once Upon A Time In Hollywood cast (including Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie) attended Monday night’s Hollywood premiere of the feature, and Tarantino talked about why he sees his work as an interactive experience.

Hollywood, CA – July 22, 2019: Quentin Tarantino, Director/Writer/Producer, at the Premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” at the TCL Chinese Theatre. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/for Sony Pictures/Shutterstock)

Set in 1969 Los Angeles, the feature centers on TV star Rick Dalton’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) attempts to keep his career flourishing amidst the changing landscape of the entertainment industry. Brad Pitt co-stars in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as his loyal stunt double Cliff Booth and Margot Robbie plays late actress Sharon Tate.

“I think it’s a very entertaining movie,” said Tarantino. “If people like my movies, one of the things that they might like about them is the fact that I make movies for an audience. I make movies that indulge in big set pieces that gets an audience reaction. If you come see one of my movies, you’re not just going to see images glazing over you. You’re going to have an interactive audience experience and to me that’s a good night at the movies.”

BTS – Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino in Columbia Pictures “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Click on the media bar below to hear Tarantino talk about why he doesn’t see his films as comedies:

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens nationwide July 26.

On the latest episode of CinemAddicts, Anderson Cowan and I offer up our different takes on Tarantino as a filmmaker: