This post contains spoilers for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is now in theaters. Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, the latest epic from Quentin Tarantino, is not, as you may already know, a historically accurate depiction of the Manson Family murders. Given the director’s work, it’s not all that surprising; as evidenced by Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained, revisiting historical atrocities and making sure the good guys win (and in as badass, comically violent a fashion as possible) is kind of his thing. In this vein, Once Upon a Time takes significant liberties with the major event at the heart of the film: The August 9th, 1969 Manson Family murders, in which three of Charles Manson’s followers rounded up the occupants of 10050 Cielo Drive in Beverly Hills — most notably movie actress Sharon Tate — and brutally murdered all of them. Not only does Tarantino invent two fictional neighbors of Tate (played by Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio), but it also significantly alters the historical record with its fairytale twist ending. Few have pointed out, however, that the film actually gets more about the Manson Family right than it gets wrong. In plumbing the extensive body of research on… Read full this story
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