- Film & TV
- 03 Jun 21
The iconic director gives more reasons why he intends to retire after his upcoming film.
Academy Award winner, director of Pulp Fiction, and most recently Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino, has said that he hopes his tenth and final movie won't be "horrible".
He proclaimed that most final films by iconic directors are nowhere near the quality of their previous work, saying that to "end your career on a decent movie is rare" in conversation with the Pure Cinema Podcast.
"I mean, most directors’ last films are fucking lousy…maybe I should not make another movie because I could be really happy with dropping the mic," he pondered, referring to Hollywood, which was nominated for ten Academy Awards in 2020, including Best Picture and Best Actor.
"Most directors have horrible last movies. Usually, their worst movies are their last movies. So to actually end your career on a decent movie is rare. To end it with, like, a good movie is kind of phenomenal.”
Tarantino has previously stated repeatedly his wish to retire from filmmaking after his next effort.
Hot Press' Roe McDermott had mixed feelings about his last film, saying that a "generous reading of the film could see Tarantino grappling with his own career, examining not just his own persona but what his beloved spaghetti Western signified and celebrated in terms of misogyny, race and nationalism. But OUATIH also exemplifies everything it critiques."