Quentin Tarantino Says He Will Only Make Two More Films
QT to quit?
While many great directors go on to make films well into their 60s and 70s, Quentin Tarantino doesn't plan to be one of them. The Hateful Eight director has confirmed that he intends to make only two more movies before retiring.
Speaking at the Jerusalem Cinematheque after a screening of Pulp Fiction, Tarantino explained that he will stop directing after finishing 10 films--for now at least.
"I’m planning on stopping at 10," he said, via Variety. "So it'll be two more. Even if at 75, if I have this other story to tell, it would still kind of work because that would make those 10. They would be there and that would be that. But the one he did when he was an old f**king man, that geriatric one, exists completely on its own in the old folks' home and is never put in the same shelf next to the other 10. So it doesn't contaminate the other 10."
This isn't the first time that Tarantino has spoken about his intention to quit directing. In 2014, Deadline quoted the filmmaker as saying: "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.
"I'm not trying to ridicule anyone who thinks differently, but I like that I will leave a 10-film filmography, and so I've got two more to go after this. It's not etched in stone, but that is the plan.
"If I get to the tenth, do a good job and don't screw it up, well that sounds like a good way to end the old career."
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