“Most of the latest director’s movies suck, so I think I shouldn’t do more.”
Quentin Tarantino evoked in early 2020 his desire to retire as a director, before explaining that he wanted to tackle writing (novels, reviews …). The release of his first book, a novelization of his last film Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, fast approaching (it will be published in English on June 29), the filmmaker confided in this subject during the Pure Cinema podcast. After explaining that he had “completely rethought the story” of OUATIH for its literary version, and that we would know more about Cliff, the character played by Brad Pitt on the screen, he went back on his wish to no longer direct feature films.
Quentin Tarantino: “I am no longer a director, but a writer”
“Most of the latest director’s movies suck, explains the director of Reservoir Dogs and pulp Fiction, so I tell myself that I shouldn’t do it again. Because I would be very happy to end on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. “ An idea that is not new for QT, who had rightly explained by announcing his retirement as a director: “I feel that the realization is for young people, that the cinema is changing, but that I am more of the old school. “ There, he takes for example the career of Arthur Penn, acclaimed among others for Bonnie & Clyde, in 1967, but who ended his career with a flop, Penn & Teller Get Killed, in 1989. “It’s almost a metaphor for how most Hollywood filmmakers screwed up their last movie. Ending your career on a good movie is pretty much a phenomenon, it’s rare. the case of almost all the directors of the Golden Age, who finished theirs in the 1960s and 1970s, but also of those of New Hollywood, who finished between the 1980s and 1990s. “