Tuesday, 1 December 2009


There is absolutely no revelation in the fact that Quentin Tarantino talks a lot (puts 'a lot' in caps, bold and italics for extra emphasis).

On the one hand it makes him great value, but likewise, it means his words can lead him up garden paths to places where he doesn't have a key to the front door and he has to call Harvey Weinstein to come and pick him up.

Again, no bad thing, he's not hurting anyone - except that some of the things that he lets trickle from his hyperbole hole are beginning to make him look like a no-good celluloid flirt.

Just recently, he shot down the idea that he plans to start work on Kill Bill 3 - having teased it since 2004, even talking about it on Italian TV in October this year. At 2006's Comic Con he stated that after the completion of Death Proof his next work would be a manga follow-up to the Kill Bill films. Instead he made Inglourious Basterds, which in turn he'd been kicking around since 2001.

In 2008 he announced he was working on a unifed extended version of Kill Bill. Hasn't happened. That's not mentioning the Vega Brothers project, Double V Vega, which had a few years of oxygen before dying a death. In 2007 he hinted to The Telegraph his next project would be a Deep South Western. Maybe it will be. Or is going to be the remake of Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill starring Britney Spears or the remake the Hong Kong martial arts classic Come Drink With Me instead?

Oh, and earlier this year he said that he's weighing up filming a Len Deighton novel. And he told The Times he'll retire when he's 60. With each of these statements, he's sadly diminishing the excitement that his projects used to inspire.

Clearly, there's a fairground barker at work here, maybe Tarantino's either amusing himself or keeping his legend fresh in people's minds between projects. The problem is with each claim he's turning into the boy who cried that his next film will be a exploitation western crime revenge fest about a wolf played by Eli Roth who keeps attacking Uma Thurman's sheep (looks for way out of tortured end metaphor. Fails).

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