Quentin Tarantino is quitting filmmaking | The director explains why

Cult director Quentin Tarantino has confirmed he’s retiring from making films after his next film in an interview with CNN.

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Cult director Quentin Tarantino has confirmed he’s retiring from making films in an interview with CNN. The director explains why he’s ready to leave films behind him.

We already knew Tarantino was going to retire from films after his 10th feature film. This isn’t the first time the director has stated his desire to leave movies behind, but he’s now explained why. 

 “I’ve been doing it for a long time, I’ve been doing it for 30 years. It’s time to wrap up the show,” Tarantino mused in the interview. “I’m an entertainer, I want to leave you wanting more. I don’t want to work to diminishing returns.”

It seems that Tarantino also feels the pressure of time and his own aging. 

Quentin Tarantino Close Encounter Red Carpet - 16th Rome Film Fest 2021

ROME, ITALY – OCTOBER 19: Quentin Tarantino attends the close encounter red carpet during the 16th Rome Film Fest 2021 on October 19, 2021 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D’Alessandro/Getty Images for RFF)

“I don’t want to become this old man who’s out of touch, I’m already feeling a bit like an old man out of touch when it comes to the current movies that are out right now, and that’s exactly what happens.”

The director also had a few comments about the current state of films and streaming services when asked about his next film. 

“I don’t know what it’ll be at all. I’m not a giant hurry to make my last movie. Right now I don’t even know what a movie is, is that something that plays on Netflix?”


Pitt and DiCaprio in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Once Upon a Time In… Hollywood was Tarantino’s last film, released in 2019. Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing.

“Is that something that plays on Amazon and people watch it on their couch with their wife or their husband? Is that a movie? Because my last movie opened up in 3,000 theatres and played all over the world for a couple of months.”

Although Tarantino might be saying goodbye to films, he has announced he’s directing an eight-episode TV series next year. He’s been very tight-lipped about that too, but we can only assume that it will be something gloriously violent. 

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