Important directors like to scare the audience with their withdrawal from the world of cinema, as in the case of Hayao Miyazaki who already announced in 2013 that he was going to retire but is currently working on his next film. Quentin Tarantino it couldn’t be less.
The director is famous for having said that he would retire after making his 10th film, and since then he has already had a few: Reservoir dogs, Pulp fiction, Four Rooms, Jackie brown, Kill Bill. Volume 1 and 2, Sin City (Sin City), Grindhouse (Death Proof), Damn bastards, Django unchained, The Hateful Eight, Once upon a time in … Hollywood.
The last words of Tarantino on the matter has been said in the podcast Pure Cinema: “Most directors have horrible latest movies. Usually his worst movies are his latest movies. That is the case of the majority of the directors of the Golden age who ended up making their last films in the late 60s and 70s, then that ended up being the case for most of the directors of the New hollywood who made their last movies in the late 80’s and 90’s. “
Finally he added: “I mean, most directors’ latest movies are fucking lousy. Maybe I shouldn’t make another movie cause i could be so happy if i dropped the mic“His latest feature film, Once upon a time in … Hollywood would certainly make him leave his career at a very high point, with 10 nominations for the Oscar, winning in the Best Supporting Actor categories for Brad Pitt and Best Production Design, and with 5 nominations for the Golden Globes, of which he won in the categories of Best Film, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay.
While deciding whether to continue making films or not, what he is sure to do is write, since last year he signed a contract with HarperCollins to make two books, the first of them a novelization of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and the second a non-fiction work about the movies of the 1970s.