Cliff Booth Drives Home

or How to Get to the Valley from Beverly Hills in Under 3 Minutes.

Quentin Tarantino famously went to great lengths to re-create an accurate portrait of Hollywood from 1969 for his 9th film. This innovative desktop documentary assumes his vision of Los Angeles from that era is faithful when it comes to the freeway system. Filmmaker Philip Brubaker fact-checks the commute that the character played by Brad Pitt takes from Beverly Hills to the San Fernando Valley, with a digression to examine how Tarantino condenses what could have been an hour-length drive into a few minutes of screen time. Recommend watching this video in full-screen to catch all the details.

Here’s an earlier video essay I made about Quentin Tarantino: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se2c3…


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