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This summer is the 50th anniversary of the Manson murders. Here are 37 ways to relive them.

Quentin Tarantino is obsessed with them ... But he’s hardly the only one.
Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate.

QUENTIN TARANTINO’S new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is set in Los Angeles in 1969, at a time when the city was about to be rocked by the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four others by followers of Charles Manson. The idea of Tarantino—a DJ-prophet of the cultural trash heap and a man who has built his career on reclaiming the lost products and attitudes of the past—taking on America’s most iconic sociopathic cult leader is almost too delicious to contemplate.

The film, a wandering, elegiac portrait of a fabled movie mecca in the midst of sweet decay, earned standing ovations and rapturous applause at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. True to form, the director’s approach to the material is very much his own: Most of the picture focuses on re-creating the eclectic, colorful sights, sounds, and textures

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