Quentin Tarantino’s been very talkative lately as he starts the publicity grind for Django Unchained. In a recent chat, he talked about the end of his career, saying he thinks 10 films is a good number for a body of work. He’s not far from the finish line (if that indeed turns out to be the finish line), so everyone’s interested in what those final few films might be.
We may have gotten a hint last night, when the filmmaker presented Django Unchained at BAFTA in London. When Tarantino took to the stage for a Q&A session, he revealed the following:
“I could conceive maybe someday doing a ‘30s gangster picture, or something like that. I could think of doing another Western, actually.”
That first part has everyone buzzing, with many all but saying that this is Tarantino’s next project. Clearly, he doesn’t say that – but the idea of the Pulp Fiction director doing a period gangster flick is interesting, primarily because you know he’s going to bring something unique to it.
Of course, we’d be down for seeing Tarantino tackle another Western, too. Will one of these be his next feature? We'll have to wait and see. [via Bleeding Cool]
Short film ties Tarantino’s fictional universe together
If that’s not enough QT for one day, then perhaps you’ll want to check out this short film entitled Tarantino’s Mind from Brazilian filmmakers 300ml.
The 15-minute short finds two men discussing Tarantino’s work in a diner, and concluding that all of his films and many of his characters are linked together as one massive whole. This is not a particularly new idea, as people have been picking up on the connections in Tarantino’s various creations for quite some time, but it’s still pretty cool.
The short looks at how QT’s films recycle actors, characters and plot devices in a way that ties them all together into one giant fever-dream tapestry, and leads me to believe that someday we may very well see a documentary exploring all these elements not unlike the recent examination of Kubrick’s The Shining, Room 237.
Hopefully, if that project ever does come to fruition, the filmmakers will not only look at how Tarantino’s characters and plot elements overlap, but how his musical selections and things inspired by other obscure films factor in to the whole as well. There’s some really neat stuff to find when you start digging into those components.
Check out Tarantino’s Mind below. [via Miramax]