Did ‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’s’ Cliff Murder His Companion? Contemporary Novel Has the Resolution

The novelization of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood” is right here, with some magnificent revelations about its amiable, hippie-beating hero, Cliff Sales arena. 

Even though the 2019 movie reveals the ragged stuntman — played by Brad Pitt in an Oscar-winning performance — casually exchanging blows with Bruce Lee and pounding the Manson Family to a pulp, many fans will be surprised to learn that no longer most titillating has Cliff killed ahead of, but many times.

One amongst the lingering questions posed by the movie turned into as soon as what exactly took arena to Cliff’s principal other, whose fate is hinted at in a transient, ambiguous flashback. In the occasion you watched the on-residing gossip in the movie, then he did abolish her. But whereas you’re like Cliff’s pal/employer Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), then you’d powerful barely imagine he saves his fists of fury for the injurious guys.

Properly, in line with the new new written by Tarantino himself, Cliff did abolish his principal other. 

In chapter 10, titled “Misadventure,” Tarantino fleshes out powerful of Cliff’s questionable past, first detailing the story of how he got right here into possession of his depended on dogs Brandy (attach: there turned into as soon as some blood spilled) ahead of launching into the juicy stuff. 

“This wasn’t the first time Cliff dedicated slay and bought away with it,” Tarantino wrote. “The first time turned into as soon as in Cleveland in the fifties. The second time turned into as soon as when Cliff killed his principal other two years earlier. This turned into as soon as the third time, and Cliff purchased away with this one too.”

In a moment of rage (and traditional bloody Tarantino vogue), Cliff shot his principal other, Billie, with a shark gun whereas on a boat, the spear slicing her in half mid-torso. 

“It wasn’t like he had plotted her slay,” Tarantino wrote. “It turned into as soon as almost the accident he claimed it turned into as soon as. One, it turned into as soon as a hair residing off. Two, it turned into as soon as extra intuition than a resolution. Three, turned into as soon as it a pull, or turned into as soon as it nearer to a twitch? Four, it wasn’t like someone turned into as soon as gonna poke over Billie Sales arena.” 

Accurate now regretting what he’d accomplished, Cliff pressed the 2 halves of Billie’s body collectively, managing to connect her alive unless the Drift Guard arrived. He urged the authorities that the shooting had been an accident, and without a residing off to imagine otherwise, they declared her loss of life had been due to “misadventure.” However, the tight-knit Hollywood stunt neighborhood would repeatedly possess their doubts about what if truth be told took arena with the Cubicles. 

Surprisingly, Tarantino dedicated the new to Robert Blake, the actor who turned into as soon as acquitted of the 2001 slay of his principal other Bonnie Lee Bakley following a extremely publicized trial. Accident? Given the creator-director’s penchant for reimagining and remixing pop tradition events, doubtlessly no longer. 

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