Director Christopher Nolan has commented on his colleague Quentin Tarantino’s choice to make only 10 films in his career.
Christopher Nolan spoke about the decision made by Quentin Tarantino to interrupt his activity as a film director with his tenth film.
Indeed, The Movie Critic will be the latest project from the creator of Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill.
Nolan’s point of view
During the podcast Reel BlendChristopher Nolan explained: “Telling stories in movies is addictive and hard work, as well as fun. You feel compelled to do it and so it’s a bit difficult for me to imagine the possibility of voluntarily stopping doing it“.
Oppenheimer’s director stressed that he also understands his colleague’s perspective: “Quentin Tarantino’s point of view has always been the same and, politely, he has never been specific when talking about certain films, but he takes into consideration some of the works created by the filmmakers in their last years of activity and thinks that if one cannot be at the height of the heyday those films better not exist. And I think it’s a true purist’s point of view, from a cinephile who values the history of cinema“.
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The point of view of the director
Nolan then admitted that he is not certain that he would be able to trust his own ability to objectively evaluate the films he makes, thus failing to understand whether they deserve to be made or not: “I’m a big fan, as is Quentin, of films that haven’t quite achieved their goal but have something… There’s an interpretation, a question of structure, a scene… Wonderful elements that justify the existence of the film“.
However, Christopher reiterated that he understands Quentin’s perspective related to the reputation and value of his work, although he is not entirely convinced it is the right approach.