Quentin Tarantino says his upcoming film is about 1969 NOT Charles Manson

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I wrote last week:

"Deadline is reporting that Quentin Tarantino's Charles Manson movie will be a drama set in late 1960s and early 1970s Los Angeles, with sources telling the outlet that this is "as much a Charles Manson movie as Inglourious Basterds would be an Adolf Hitler movie." So, I would presume, this would take place in the same time frame as the Manson murders but would not exclusively be about just him. The most interesting point I gathered from the Deadline article is that the film is comparable to Pulp Fiction in terms of structure and style." 

Now IndieWire has this:
It’s not Charles Manson, it’s 1969,” cautioned Quentin Tarantino at an award-season post-screening brunch at Estrella on Sunset for Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled.
1969 was a very significant year in America. The Manson murders, along with the Altamont Speedway incident, most notably featured in the Rolling Stones documentary "Gimme Shelter,"  ended the flower movement and brought the country back to reality. A very grim reality. Yes, a man landed on the moon, and those "miracle Mets" captivated an entire nation, but what the Altamont and Manson murders was filled with the war in Vietnam and the social unrest that ensued. And in the middle of all this turbulence came these "flower children" (hippies) who preached "flower power" and believed in peace and love and thought it was the only way for our society to live. Then came Charles Manson, who also claimed to be one of these free thinking  folks, but he had a completely different agenda. He was the dark side of that change. It was the end of an era. I regard him as the main contributor to the loss of the country's innocence.

I would presume QT would tackle the fierce confusion that was happening around the time, which could make for a very fascinating film.