Quentin Tarantino Reveals Why He Is Going To Retire From Directing

Quentin Tarantino stated he is retiring because "I'm feeling a bit like an old man out of touch when it comes to the current movies."

By TeeJay Small | Published

Quentin Tarantino is widely regarded as one of the greatest modern filmmakers of our time. Over the course of his storied career, he has developed one of the most immaculate filmographies of any director in history, leaving fans demanding more at every turn. Unfortunately, during a recent CNN interview, Tarantino once again expressed his desire to retire from filmmaking after releasing a tenth and final installment into his catalog, stating “I’ve been doing it for 30 years, and it’s time to wrap up the show… I don’t want to become this old man who’s out of touch, when already I’m 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 what happens.”

Though it is difficult to imagine the director’s vast 3 decades-long tenure in Hollywood has only spanned 9 movies (counting both volumes of Kill Bill as a single film), Quentin Tarantino has long held the position that an air-tight 10-film catalog would be his goal. Despite his frequent claims to stop at 10 films, many fans hoped and prayed the day would never come that the famed Pulp Fiction director would roll credits on his filmmaking career. Each new Tarantino outing sees award-worthy performances, incredible artistic flair, and a host of controversial subject matter, inevitably leading to headlines in the evening news.

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Quentin Tarantino’s tenth film may in fact be his final, but we still have no word on what that final film will be about. In the past, the acclaimed filmmaker has cited desires to make a third volume in the Kill Bill series, a third Western film, following Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight, and even perhaps work for the MCU, despite his frustration with the over-saturation of superhero cinema.

In fact, during his CNN interview, Tarantino referred to our modern cinema landscape as one of the worst in Hollywood’s history and echoed sentiments similar to those of Martin Scorsese and Ridley Scott regarding the state of the modern theater experience. Tarantino stated “Right now, I don’t even know what a movie is. Is that something that plays on Netflix? Is that something that plays on Amazon, and people watch it on their couch with their wife or their husband?” All this leads us to is an assurance that his tenth and final film will be carefully crafted, and not hurried out.

Though he maintains that he is ready to hang up his clapboard and shot list, Quentin Tarantino feels no immediate rush to get his tenth and final film flushed out. It may be years before we get to see our final Red Apple cigarettes cameo on the silver screen or share a gasp with a packed theater of hyper-obsessed film nerds as they bear witness to a shocking act of movie violence the way only Tarantino can deliver. In fact, rumors are stating his next project might be a television show.

But there may still be some good news for cinema fans yet! A tenth installment in the Tarantino cinematic universe doesn’t necessarily mean a full and complete retirement from the visceral visionary, as Quentin Tarantino has other plans to continue working outside of his usual medium. He has expressed interest in writing books, producing films under his own company, and most notably, even has plans in the works to create the previously mentioned television series. One thing we can all certainly count on is that a film that bears the prestigious title of “Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino” is certain to go out with a bang.