Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood: we finally know if the character of Brad Pitt killed his wife

Quentin Tarantino is back on the death of the wife of the character of Brad Pitt in his book Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

Quentin Tarantino seems to have found with Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), the major duo of his cinema. The two heroes of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, his latest film, seem to fascinate him so much that the director of Pulp Fiction decided to take out his most beautiful pen to write about the adventures of the famous actor and his faithful stuntman.

Available from August 18 in French bookstores, the paper version of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is eagerly awaited by Tarantino film aficionados who hope (like us) to obtain certain answers about the lives of the characters. If we really want to know more about Rick Dalton’s career, Cliff Booth’s Wife Death Mystery Is A Beautiful Riddle The Director Had To Solve.

“What do you think about it ?”

And while we have to wait in France, American readers can benefit from Quentin Tarantino’s prose since June 29. Some were even quick enough to get the answer. Collider took care of breaking down any ambiguity and released part of Quentin Tarantino’s gory (as always) explanation. As a reminder, in the film, we are told that Cliff Booth was alone with his wife Billie on a boat and accidentally killed him with an anti-shark gun:

“At the minute Cliff shoots his wife with an anti-shark pistol, he knew it was a bad idea. […] [Cliff l’a touché, ndlr] a little below the navel, tearing her in half, each piece of her falling onto the deck of the boat, splashing her. […] The moment he sees her cut in half … years of animosity and resentment have instantly evaporated. ”

photo, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio

“I swear to you that’s wrong.”

Now no more doubt, Cliff Both did kill his wife he hated for years. The harpoon strike did not go off on its own, but the surgical cutting of the body stunned our hero who tried as best he could to hold Billie’s body. The agony of more than 7 hours will at least have been the occasion for the couple to have a real conversation about their relationship and their life together. The Coast Guard eventually arrived, but Billie’s two halves fell, killing her.

However, how was Cliff able to prove the thesis of the accident to the authorities? Indeed, it was possible to prove the guilt of the movie stuntman one way or another, but Tarantino has an answer for everything: “Easy. His story was plausible and no one could prove otherwise. Cliff felt really bad about what he did to Billie. But despite the regrets and remorse he felt, it never occurred to him not to try to escape justice. ”

Photo Brad Pitt

Always stay cool

What to question the opinion of some fans of the character on the real ethics of the stuntman after such a revelation making him a murderer who did everything to avoid prison.

Ultimately, through this explanation, Quentin Tarantino is looking in some way to prepare for the end of his career and thus, solve the puzzles that he himself has sown. The American filmmaker has indeed admitted that his retirement is approaching and that an ultimate film would conclude his great career made up of a masterpiece of all kinds.

Until then, it looks like Quentin Tarantino is reportedly considering putting on a play on Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and more particularly the period in Italy of Rick Dalton and the spaghetti western. And if not, in the meantime, you can find our review of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

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