Quentin Tarantino’s new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was given a rousing seven-minute applause following its premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
The film, which was finished in rapid time by Tarantino in order to squeeze in a world premiere at the event, tells the tale of TV actor Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth who embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Charles Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles.
The film synopsis reads: “A faded TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles.”
Leonardo DiCaprio plays the role of Dalton and Brad Pitt takes on Cliff Booth. Margot Robbie is playing the role of Sharon Tate, the model and film star wife of Roman Polanski who was murdered in her home by the Manson family on 8 August 1969. Other high-profile names like, Dakota Fanning will be Squeaky Fromme, Al Pacino as Marvin Shwarz.
On top of that, Emile Hirsch, Luke Perry, Julia Butters, Damian Lewis, Keith Jefferson, Clifton Collins Jr. and Nicholas Hammond are also be included.
The film went down a storm at Cannes, earning rave reviews as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is labelled the closest thing to Tarantino’s 1995 hit Pulp Fiction.
Below, you can see a painfully awkward video of a cameraman who clearly lost his mind amid the furore of applause and began zooming into the faces of the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood cast:
As is tradition at Cannes, the long-standing ovation has become a bit of a customary sign of respect for a high profile feature film.
The good people of Quartz has gone through the laborious task of finding a sample of the longest standing ovations in Cannes history.
The longest standing ovations in Cannes history:
|Film||Year||Length of applause|
|Pan’s Labyrinth||2006||22 minutes|
|Fahrenheit 9/11||2004||20 minutes|
|The Neon Demon||2016||17 minutes|
|The Paperboy||2012||15 minutes|
|Bowling for Columbine||2003||13 minutes|
|The Artist||2012||12 minutes|
|Inglourious Basterds||2009||11 minutes|
|The Beaver||2011||10 minutes|
|Captain Fantastic||2016||10 minutes|
|All Is Lost||2013||9 minutes|
|Cold War||2018||8 minutes|
|Once Upon a Time in Hollywood||2019||7 minutes|
|Clouds of Sils Maria||2014||7 minutes|
|You Were Never Really Here||2017||7 minutes|
|Good Time||2017||6 minutes|
|Twin Peaks||2017||5 minutes|
|The Beguiled||2017||5 minutes|
|Moonrise Kingdom||2012||5 minutes|
|Inside Llewyn Davis||2013||5 minutes|