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Quentin Tarantino confirms retirement after two more films

Quentin Tarantino directs Inglourious Basterds

Story by Jack Foley

QUENTIN Tarantino has confirmed that he intends to give up directing after making two more movies.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-winning filmmaker told the Adobe Max conference in San Diego that he intended to depart once he had completed work on two more projects.

“Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, ‘Match that shit’,” he is reported to have said.

The ever humble Tarantino was also asked by a member of the audience how he defined success, to which he replied in typically brash manner: “Hopefully, the way I define success when I finish my career is that I’m considered one of the greatest film-makers that ever lived. And going further, a great artist, not just film-maker.”

Tarantino first hit cinemas with his 1992 heist movie Reservoir Dogs, which shocked audiences and critics with its graphic violence (including an ear cutting off scene). But it also won widespread acclaim and announced Tarantino – a former video store worker – as an explosive new talent as both writer and director.

He won his first of two Oscars – which have both come for screenwriting – two years later with Pulp Fiction, a multi-strand ensemble piece that revived the career fortunes of John Travolta and also boosted the profiles of Uma Thurman, Samuel L Jackson and Bruce Willis (the latter for taking a step into more serious, less blockbuster style roles).

That film is now regarded as one of the most influential movies of its era, even though many were still shocked at the level of violence for its time.

Further success came with True Romance, a film he wrote the screenplay for but which the late Tony Scott directed, as well as Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Volume 2, the World War II drama Inglourious Basterds (with Brad Pitt) and – more recently – the back-to-back Westerns Django Unchained and this year’s The Hateful Eight.

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