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See a one of a kind film series curated by Quentin Tarantino


Friday, August 02, 2019 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

In the run up to the release of his ninth feature film Quentin Tarantino has personally curated a collection of 9 films from the Columbia Pictures library to get you in the mood for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.

The nine films collection entitled the “Swinging Sixties, A Movie Marathon” will allow viewers to immerse themselves into the world that influenced Tarantino when creating Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.Swinging Sixties, A Movie Marathon will be screened on the Sony Movie Channel from Monday 5 through to Monday 12th August.
Once Upon A Time in... Hollywood Film Poster - Quentin Tarantino, 2019
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ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER QUENTIN TARANTINO CURATES ONE-OF-A-KIND FILM SERIES AIRING ON SONY MOVIE CHANNEL FROM 5 AUGUST 2019

The Unique Programming Event Features a Collection of 9 Films, Accompanied by Specially Created Conversations with the Writer/Director Airs in Advance of the Theatrical Release of His Original Film Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.

Sony Pictures Television today announced that in advance of the highly-anticipated theatrical release of Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Sony Movie Channel will air “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood and Quentin Tarantino Present the ‘Swinging Sixties, A Movie Marathon’”, a series of 9 films from the Columbia Pictures library, dating from 1958 to 1970, personally curated by the writer/director, all of which served as a specific influence in the creation of his latest 1969-set film. The film series will begin on 5 August 2019.

Interstitial segments featuring specially created conversations between Tarantino and noted film writer and historian Kim Morgan will accompany each film, along with a first look at scenes from Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.

Sony Pictures made their Columbia Pictures catalogue available to me so that I could select a series of films representative of the era in which Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood is set, The Swinging Sixties. I’m thrilled to host these movies so we can enjoy them together
- Quentin Tarantino -

The nine films that comprise this unique series, ‘SWINGING SIXTIES A MOVIE MARATHON’, are:

Model Shop (1969; director: Jacques Demy) – Monday 5th August, 11:30pm
Model Shop Film Poster Jacques Demy 1969
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With the threat of the Vietnam draft looming over his head and the realities of unemployment sinking in, 26-year-old Californian George Matthews (Gary Lockwood) becomes increasingly hopeless about his future. Failing to relate to his live-in girlfriend, Gloria (Alexandra Hay), the young man finds himself drawn to Lola (Anouk Aimée), a model whom he photographs. In a desperate bid to make a meaningful connection, George decides to take a chance on having a romantic tryst with Lola.

     Video: Model Shop Trailer - Jacques Demy, 1969


Getting Straight (1970; director: Richard Rush) – Tuesday 6th August, 11:30pm
Getting Straight Film Poster - Richard Rush, ,1970
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Graduate student Harry Bailey (Elliott Gould) was once one of the most visible undergraduate activists on campus, but now that he's back studying for his master's, he's trying to fly right. Trouble is, the campus is exploding with various student movements, and Harry's girlfriend, Jan (Candice Bergen), is caught up in most of them. As Harry gets closer to finishing his degree, he finds his iconoclastic attitude increasingly aligned with the students rather than the faculty.

     Video: Getting Straight Trailer - Richard Rush, 1970


Arizona Raiders (1965; director: William Witney) – Wednesday 7th August, 11:30pm
Arizona Raiders Film Poster - William Witney,1965
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When Quantrell’s gang is almost destroyed two of the captured members agree to join the Arizona Rangers to help finish the job. Starring Audie Murphy, Michael Dante, Ben Cooper, Buster Crabbe and Gloria Talbott.

     Video: Arizona Raiders Trailer - William Witney, 1965


Gunman’s Walk (1958; director: Phil Karlson) – Thursday 8th August, 11:30pm
Gunman's Walk Film Poster - Phil Karlson,1958
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Rancher Lee Hackett (Van Heflin) spends so much time trying to keep the violent streak of his son Ed (Tab Hunter) in check, he neglects the needs of his other son Davy (James Darren). When Ed's temper results in the death of an innocent Native American, Lee tries his best to cover his son's tracks by making a deal with unscrupulous horse trader Jensen (Ray Teal), who falsely testifies on Ed's behalf. But it becomes clear that Ed can't change, and a shootout between father and son ensues.

     Video: Gunman's Walk Trailer - Phil Karlson, 1958


Hammerhead (1968; director: David Miller) – Friday 9th August, 11:30pm
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A U.S. secret agent (Vince Edwards) thwarts a criminal mastermind (Peter Vaughan) who seeks antique erotica and NATO defence secrets.

     Video: Hammerhead Trailer - David Miller, 1968


Easy Rider (1969; director: Dennis Hopper) – Saturday 10th August, 11:30pm
Quentin Tarantino's Swinging Sixties - Easy Rider Film Poster - Dennis Hopper, 1969
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Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper), two Harley-riding hippies, complete a drug deal in Southern California and decide to travel cross-country in search of spiritual truth. On their journey, they experience bigotry and hatred from the inhabitants of small-town America and also meet with other travellers seeking alternative lifestyles. After a terrifying drug experience in New Orleans, the two travellers wonder if they will ever find a way to live peacefully in America.

     Video: Easy Rider Trailer - Dennis Hopper, 1969


Cactus Flower (1969; director: Gene Saks) – Sunday 11th August, 1:35am
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Distraught when her middle-aged lover breaks a date with her, 21-year-old Toni Simmons (Goldie Hawn) attempts suicide. Impressed by her action, her lover, dentist Julian Winston (Walter Matthau) reconsiders marrying Toni, but he worries about her insistence on honesty. Having fabricated a wife and three children, Julian readily accepts when his devoted nurse, Stephanie (Ingrid Bergman), who has secretly loved Julian for years, offers to act as his wife and demand a divorce.

     Video: Cactus Flower Trailer - Gene Saks, 1969



Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969; director: Paul Mazursky) - Sunday 11th August, 11:30pm
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After returning to Los Angeles from a group therapy session, documentary filmmaker Bob Sanders (Robert Culp) and his wife, Carol (Natalie Wood), find themselves becoming vigilante couples counsellors, offering unsolicited advice to their best friends, Ted (Elliott Gould) and Alice Henderson (Dyan Cannon). Not wanting to be rude, the Hendersons play along, but some latent sexual tension among the four soon comes bubbling to the surface, and long-buried desires don't stay buried for long.

     Video: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Trailer - Paul Mazursky, 1969


The Wrecking Crew (1968; director: Phil Karlson) – Monday 12th August, 1:45am
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Secret agent Matt Helm (Dean Martin) and a blonde (Sharon Tate) track $1 billion in gold in the last of four Matt Helm movies.

     Video: The Wrecking Crew Trailer - Phil Karlson, 1968


In a collaboration between several Sony Pictures units, films from the series will air on Sony Pictures Television’s networks in over 60 territories worldwide. The series will premiere on Sony Movie Channel (Freeview 32, Sky 321, Virgin 425, Freesat 302) beginning Monday 5th August, with the films airing nightly (either individually or as double features) as a lead up to the Wednesday 14th August theatrical release of Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.

     Video: Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood Trailer - Quentin Tarantino, 2019

About Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.


Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Produced by David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino. Georgia Kacandes, YU Dong and Jeffrey Chan serve as executive producers. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino.

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