When Quentin Tarantino announced last November that he was going to retire from filmmaking after 10 films, my heart stopped because he’s already at 8. He is undoubtedly one of the greats, alongside Larry David, LeBron James, and Mark Zuckerberg, as one of the most influential icons of our generation.
So before Tarantino decides to put down his blue ballpoint pen for the last time, I think it’s important that we appreciate his greatness while he is still churning out some pretty amazing work.
It is up for debate whether this is all a marketing tool to get crowds marching towards theaters to see his last handful of movies, but I don’t think it matters, nor do I care. I mean, did we dislike Brett Favre after his three-year stretch of retiring and unretiring? How about the fact we all showed up for JayZ’s “retirement” show in 2003? Of course we forgive and forget. So Mr. Tarantino, if this is a hoax, we won’t love you any less than we already do because you are one of a best influencers of Hollywood.
He has already produced 8 of his proclaimed 10 films. Which include:
- Reservoir Dogs.
- Pulp Fiction.
- Jackie Brown.
- Kill Bill.
- Death Proof.
- Inglourious Basterds.
- Django Unchained.
- The Hateful Eight.
His new film is centered around the Manson Family and the horrific murders they committed in the summer of 1971, most notably the murder of director Roman Polanski’s late wife, Sharon Tate. One of the most infamous murders in the last half century, she was 8 months pregnant at the time of her death.
Would Tarantino aim at unraveling the behaviors of Charles Manson and his group of followers or would he create his own storyline where Tate gets to flip the script to deliver her own ‘form of justice’? With the script nearly done, we are only left to wonder which direction he will take us down?
Whatever he does with his next film, it will be his first movie based on true events.
If you’re unfamiliar with Tarantino’s work, his stylistic approach is by combining nonlinear storylines with satirical humor, dramatized violence, and prolonged dialogue scenes. But the brilliance comes in when he finishes off tying a bow on the plot that connects all the pieces of the puzzle together. Each film takes on a journey of their own, and nobody is safe from getting a knife to the throat. Literally!
If you’re missing Game of Thrones, just binge a few Tarantino flicks to warm you up for their return on July 16th.
The role of Sharon Tate has been linked to Jennifer Lawrence, with notorious cult leader, Charles Manson, rumored to be portrayed by Tarantino’s former Inglourious Basterds buddy, Brad Pitt. At this point it’s all just rumors, but c’mon is that a stacked lineup or what?
This movie may be the apex of the movement towards true crime stories that have captured our attention over the past few years. Whether you’re a fan of Making a Murderer, The People v. O.J Simpson: American Crime Story, or the Serial podcast, this has the potential to be a smorgasbord of gory gloriousness.
The film is set to get rolling in the summer of 2018 with the hopes of hitting the big screen by the end of 2019.
Tarantino has been on the record declaring that the films left on his bucket list would be a 1930’s gangster film, a contemporary driving movie and a horror film. Well it looks like he’ll be able to cross that last one off the list pretty soon.
I’ll be waiting to report for two buttons deep in 2020 when one of the other ideas get chosen and we can revisit his brilliance all over again!
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