With Django Unchained just around the corner and fans excited (at least I know I am), Tarantino is taking to the interview circuit to promote his latest film. But what’s most interesting is a remark he has recently made. It’s looking like the famed director may not be around too much longer.
In an interview with Playboy, Tarantino has basically said he doesn’t want to overstay his welcome. Given his love for film and the pride he takes in his work, this makes sense. Quite frankly, it’s good to see a talent that isn’t set on milking it as long as they can (I’m looking at you Adam Sandler).
I just don’t want to be an old-man filmmaker. I want to stop at a certain point. Directors don’t get better as they get older. Usually the worst films in their filmography are those last four at the end. I am all about my filmography, and one bad film f*cks up three good ones … When directors get out-of-date, it’s not pretty.
Tarantino goes on to even give us a possible time frame:
I’m on a journey that needs to have an end and not be about me trying to get another job. I want this artistic journey to have a climax. I want to work toward something. You stop when you stop, but in a fanciful world, 10 movies in my filmography would be nice. I’ve made seven. If I have a change of heart, if I come up with a new story, I could come back. But if I stop at 10, that would be okay as an artistic statement.
So, it looks like 10 could be his magic number. For the record, Django Unchained will be his 8th film. That’s, of course, if you count both parts of Kill Bill as separate films and you ignore the segment he did in Four Rooms as well as his work on Sin City (which is only fair). But the point being: is it possible that we only see two more Tarantino films after this year’s Django Unchained? What a sad day that will be. Better enjoy them while they last, boys and girls.
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