Just saw Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood last night. It was a bit different from his style, but was still absolutely soaked in the Tarantino-verse. I've seen every movie that he has directed, and like most have been a fanboy since the 90's. A conversation ensued after the movie, and that was if Quentin Tarantino was really calling it quits after this movie. He's been pretty adamant about being retiring from movies over the past couple of years - what an article said was "calcified into a resolute declaration."
If and when he does leave the directors chair, it's not falling off of the face of the Earth. He plans on going back to writing plays and TV shows - what he described as being a "more modest life of a man of letters."
I have a theory about all of this, and let's see if you agree. The man is a visionary. To put it simply. He's a fan of both movies and television. Now combine that with the growing popularity of envelope-pushing modern TV shows such as Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones. I can truly see him just switching his artistic media, and perhaps dazzling us on a weekly basis on HBO, Netflix etc.
Will he really call it quits after this movie? And does anyone else agree with my theory?
Man I hope his next move is a huge TV show. That'd be perfect. Wouldn't be a ramp-down. Probably be more work for him than ever, given how much he puts into his movies. But it would be really cool to see him switch mediums as he is so good at dialog.. imagine how much room and leeway he would have for epic dialog scenes in an episodic show where characters reveal archs over several seasons. Now that I think about it I'd be disappointed if he doesn't give it a try at least.
Netflix, Amazon, HBO, Disney, Apple, etc would jump at the chance to give him his own show.