Cinema Speculation will be a mix of reviews, film history and personal anecdotes.
Quentin Tarantino has often talked about his desire to write books in interviews, and recently, the director of pulp Fiction finally started. For example, he had the idea of developing a character who had seen so many bloody atrocities during the Second World War that once he returned to the United States in the 1950s, the cinema no longer had any effect on him. Until he discovers the works of Kurosawa and Fellini… An (anti)hero finally developed in the novelization ofOnce Upon a Time…in Hollywood with stuntman Cliff Booth, played at the cinema by Brad Pitt in his film released in 2019. Published in the fall of 2021, this book gives more details on Hollywood at the end of the 1960s, and in particular on him. HarperCollins has now revealed that Quentin Tarantino is finishing his next book, which won’t be fiction this time around, but will be just as much about movies as it is aboutOUATIH. Entitled Cinema Speculation, it will be composed of film reviews, reflections and historical analyzes on cinema, as well as anecdotes experienced by the filmmaker. It will be released in English on October 25.
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Here is the synopsis released by the publisher: “As well as being one of the most celebrated contemporary directors, Quentin Tarantino is certainly the most film-loving man alive, with his cheerful and communicative way of talking about cinema. interview are keen to write books about movies. Now, with Cinema Speculation, the time has come, and the result will be everything its passionate fans, and all movie lovers, can hope for. Organized around key American films of the 1970s, which he discovered as a child, this book will be intellectually rigorous, relevant and wildly entertaining. Part film review, part theory on feature films, part reporting and an incredible personal story, it’s written with QT’s singular and instantly recognizable voice, offering insights into cinema that only one of the best people working on this art can propose.”
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