Quentin Tarantino has long mooted that he only plans to make 10 films in his career, and has now expanded on his retirement strategy, speaking at Jerusalem Cinematheque Festival earlier today (July 12).
The director has currently made eight films, made up of Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill 1 and 2 (which he considers one movie), Death Proof, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight, which means if he sticks to his plan, he has just two left.
Speaking about his previous claims at the film festival, Tarantino said: “I’m planning on stopping at 10. So it’ll be two more.” Apparently confirming his plan.
But he then went on to add, “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*****g 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.”
So it appears that once Tarantino has finished the 10 films of his ‘career’, he isn’t entirely ruling out returning at some stage with another, but he wouldn’t see it as part of the same count.
Tarantino made headlines again last month (June) after using the phrase “whores” in a casting call for an upcoming movie. The derogatory term appeared in an advert that asked women aged between 18-35 to audition for the project.
He also said that “he will never work with Disney” in February, after December 2015’s dispute around the delayed showing of The Hateful Eight in an LA cinema. The director alleged that Disney bosses had “forced” staff at the famous Arclight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles to continue showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, rather than screening Tarantino’s latest western movie in 70mm, which was released a week later in the US.