Quentin Tarantino Teases Final Movie at Cannes Film Festival
Before presenting one of his favorite films at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, director Quentin Tarantino instructed audiences to:
“If you want to scream with shotgun blasts, Scream at Shotgun Explosion‘ he said, imploring viewers to react as ‘un-French’ as possible. “Let’s bring a little bit of American grindhouse here in Cannes!”
That’s how he created the 1977 revenge movie.rolling thunderThe film was so grounding for Tarantino, with a third act of cathartic gun violence, that he won’t re-enact it in some way in his next and final film, The Movie Critic. It is rumored that At least, according to the co-author of “Rolling Thunder,” Paul Schrader, he revealed that intriguing tidbit in a recent interview with IndieWire. Tarantino himself has said little about “film critics,” but his movie selections on Thursday may have backed up Schrader’s teasing.
During the hour-long chat after the screening, the 60-year-old Tarantino mainly discussed the titles mentioned in his recent essay book, Film Thoughts. (He was at the festival to speak, but he wanted to show the film as well.)
He started with an extended riff of “Rolling Thunder,” starring William Devane as a Vietnam veteran chasing the criminal who killed his family. Tarantino said he loved the film but felt that Schrader strayed too far from the original script.
“He doesn’t recognize the movie any more than I don’t recognize Oliver Stone’s version of .”natural born killers” Tarantino said, citing one of the few films he wrote but didn’t direct. Tarantino denies his views on Stone’s work, but says Johnny Cash once told him he was a big fan of the 1994 film starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis.
“I never told him he was wrong,” Tarantino said.
How does he react to movies like Rolling Thunder? “You see, I like violent movies,” Tarantino said. “Some people like musicals, some like slapstick comedies, but I like violent movies. I think it’s a very cinematic thing.”
When asked if he had ever seen a movie where violence was not justified, Tarantino looked so puzzled at first that the audience chuckled. Finally he said:patriot game‘, a 1992 Harrison Ford thriller. Tarantino initially said that the villain’s motivations were so relatable that he rebelled when the character leaned into psychotic violence. this Not surprisingly, it was too much for the filmmakers. So they had to drive him crazy. That’s why I was morally offended. “
Tarantino said there is one line he doesn’t want to cross when it comes to portraying violence. “I think big about killing animals in movies,” he said, applauding. “But I’m also talking about insects! Unless you’re paying to see some weird weird documentary, you’re not paying to see real death. This all works.” Part of the method is that it’s a pretend play – so I can sit on the sidelines of violent scenes.”
Tarantino said his next film, the 10th, would be his last (because of the belief that directors have a limited amount of good work and should quit while they’re ahead), ‘Cinema Speculation’. He said he hoped to see more books such as . When he puts on the director’s hat, so does he. Is that why he chose a film critic as the title character in his final feature?
“Well, that’s a long story,” he said at the end of the chat. “You can’t tell until you see the movie!”
Still, he said teasingly. “I’m tempted to do some character monologues now,” he said. “You guys would be excited about that too. If there were fewer camcorders, maybe.”