The Gen X Filmmaker who made a career out of transforming pulp cinema into serious yet wildly entertaining modern classics has plans to end his career after ten films.
Tarantino and some of the cast of the eighth film in his filmography, the Hateful Eight, discussed the film at the American Film Market. Deadline captured most of the celebrated director’s intriguing words on the future of his career.
Tarantino is apparently quite serious about his plans to quit directing after his 10th film; ““I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off. I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. I do think directing is a young man’s game, and I like the idea of an umbilical cord connection from my first to my last movie….If, later on, I come across a good movie, I won’t not do it just because I said I wouldn’t. But 10 and done, leaving them wanting more — that sounds right.”
Some of Tarantino’s regular actors voiced their skepticism. ““You don’t actually believe that $#&@, do you?” Kurt Russell asked everybody. Added Samuel L. Jackson: “What’s Quentin going to do with himself if he’s not doing this?”
As for the Hateful Eight, Tarantino spoke to his grand ambition to revitalize interest in non-digital film formats by presenting the film in 70mm. “If we do our jobs right by making this film a 70 mm event, we will remind people why this is something you can’t see on television and how this is an experience you can’t have when you watch movies in your apartment, your man cave or your iPhone or iPad. You’ll see 24 frames per second play out, all these wonderfully painted pictures create the illusion of movement. I’m hoping it’s going to stop the momentum of the digital stuff, and that people will hopefully go, ‘Man, that is going to the movies, and that is worth saving, and we need to see more of that.”
We can expect to see the Hateful Eight, the 70mm eighth film by Quentin Tarantino next year.
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