Fans of Quentin Tarantino‘s particular style of extremely violent films, despair: he’s announced that he’ll only be making two more films.

The cult film director told broke the news to fans at a talk in Jerusalem, saying he came to the decision after a British film critic pointed out the numerical poetry of his films so far.

“I was listening to a podcast, and there was a British critic pontificating about my work,” he said. “And he said something to the degree of: ‘Well, Tarantino makes movies in threes. ‘Reservoir Dogs‘, ‘Pulp Fiction‘, ‘Jackie Brown‘. Then ‘Kill Bill 1’ — I consider ‘Kill Bill’ as one movie but for the sake of his hypothesis — so ‘Kill Bill 1′, ‘Kill Bill 2‘, ‘Death Proof’ and then ‘Inglourious Basterds‘,’ ‘Django’ and ‘The Hateful Eight‘.

“[The critic] goes: ‘He makes movies in threes. The first two movies are very symbiotically connected, almost complement each other in a different way. The third movie usually is linked by genre to some degree or another to the first two, but it almost exists as a rebuke to the first two. It almost exists as a bastard child of the first two and is usually never as popular as the first two.’ He’s on to something — even the idea that the third one is almost, in its own way, a critique of the first two. And I thought that was really interesting and it held more water the more I thought about it.”

We can therefore assume that Tarantino’s 10th and final film will be a critique of his previous nine, and should – no shade – be an absolute fucking riot.

However, Tarantino included this weird kinda insurance policy against his own ten-film restriction.

“Even if at 75, if I have this other story to tell, it would still kind of work because that would make those 10,” he said. “They would be there and that would be that. But the one he did when he was an old f—ing 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.”

Now bear with us here, but we *think* he means that… even if he fulfilled his promise of 10 movies… and then old man Tarantino decided to make a movie at the age of 75…. he would still have only made 10 movies because old man Tarantino isn’t the same as prime time Tarantino? Maybe? 

If that’s right, then we’re all liars for reporting on the ten movie thing. Sorry. Enjoy your substandard Tarantino movie in twenty years time.

Source: Variety.

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