2023 Author: Jessica James | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 03:31
Quentin Tarantino's film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is being released in Russia. While the director himself walked the streets of Moscow and enjoyed the beauty of Red Square, the BeautyHack editors analyzed the style of the most anticipated film characters, in which the stars were filmed, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie.
The film is set in 1969 in Los Angeles, at the end of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The characters are a mixture of fiction (DiCaprio is a fictional fading Western TV star, and Pitt is his stunt double) and reality (Robbie is played by Sharon Tate, a model and actress, a real-life character). This film is a visual delight to the eyes, thanks in large part to the precisely rendered style. In the 60s, significant trends in hairstyles appeared, which do not lose their relevance to this day.
The head of the hairdressing department is Janine Thompson, an industry veteran who has worked on countless films such as The Avengers, The Fast and the Furious, and The Bridesmaid. Tarantino had a great idea of how he wanted the characters to look. Both the director and the stylist were born and raised in Los Angeles, so they jointly extracted information about the hairstyles that appeared on the screens from the memory, personal memories and stories of real Hollywood actors of that time.
Thompson shared her impressions of working with Quentin with the American edition of Elle:
“Quentin was in control. He knew exactly what he wanted. When you speak to him, you just need to dictation as fast as you can. He is a wealth of knowledge, knows the name of every actor he has ever invited to act."
Thompson, speaking with Quentin, came to the conclusion that the riots that took place in Los Angeles at that time frightened residents so much that they all preferred not to notice reality. Everyone polls said: "We just want to look great and spend time on the beach, live carefree."
Thus, the entire appearance of the people in the Los Angeles area was relaxed and golden brown - a tan color. No one fanatically followed the appearance: a beauty salon - by necessity, a manicure - by the degree of wear. So the stylist and director took out old family photographs and put together images for the film. Granny Thompson was a hairdresser, so the stylist tried to draw inspiration from real photographs of the time, not from the films of that time. Quentin also wanted to convey the difference between old and new Hollywood. The director wanted you to see this alluring, more iconic Hollywood look from the Marilyn Monroe era.
Images of Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt
It was easier to experiment with the images of Leo and Brad, because they are fictional characters in the film. The hero Brad Pitt was written off from an actor named Christopher Jones. Thompson started looking for his films and, coincidentally, she and Pitt were of the same type. Leonardo DiCaprio's character was based in part on Edd Byrnes, the hero of old Hollywood.
It was easiest here: Margot Robbie's hair is Tony Basil's hair style, she is best known for her 80s movie Mickey. Tarantino found old photographs from the film, where she is stunningly beautiful.
The team did not try to modernize anything, tried to remain as accurate as possible. Of course, the archives of Sharon Tate's photographs were brought up as well as they could find. The prints hung everywhere, and Tarantino and Thompson sat in front of them for hours, discussing the images. Tate was the epitome of classic California - healthy, beautiful, natural. Sharon often pulled her hair into a bun when she was at home because it was hot to wear loose strands. But in the end, when needed, the actress simply took off the elastic and got light curls. Thompson did the same to recreate the same styling for the heroine Margot Robbie.
Text: Sofia Vorobyova