Quentin Tarantino Cracked Himself up Describing a Comedy Western He Wants to Make

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has created iconic movie moments that have influenced pop culture. Most recently, 2019’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood memes have taken over the Internet ever since the movie’s release. Tarantino recently teased a spaghetti western that he’d like to make. But, now the concept on its own makes him laugh.

Quentin Tarantino is making one final film

Quentin Tarantino at the Rome Film Festival smiling with a mic in hand
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is Tarantino’s ninth feature film. He also took this opportunity to write his first novel, which is a novelization of the movie. Critics and audiences generally praised the movie. Tarantino later explained that his tenth movie will be his final movie before he retires. He’d like to end his career on a high note, rather than make movies he’s potentially not proud of.

Tarantino hasn’t confirmed what type of movie he’d like to make for his final film. He’s expressed interest in making a horror movie, a western, or potentially even a third Kill Bill installment. However, Tarantino is taking his time to figure this out before announcing anything specific.

Quentin Tarantino made himself laugh explaining a western comedy he’d like to make

Variety reported on Tarantino’s answers to questions after earning a lifetime achievement award at the Rome Film Festival. The filmmaker mentioned that he has an idea he’d love to make, although it likely wouldn’t be his next movie.

“It’s not like my next movie,” Tarantino said. “It’s a piece of something else that I’m thinking about doing — and I’m not going to describe what it is. But part of this thing, there is supposed to be a Spaghetti Western in it.”

Tarantino further teased the concept, which ended in him cracking up at the mere mention of his idea.

“I’m looking forward to shooting that [thing] because it’s going to be really fun,” Tarantino stated. “Because I want to shoot it in the Spaghetti Western style where everybody’s speaking a different language.” He broke into laughter after making this statement.

Tarantino continued: “The Mexican Bandido is an Italian; the hero is an American; the bad sheriff is a German; the Mexican saloon girl is Israeli. And everybody is speaking a different language. And you [the actors] just know: OK, when he’s finished talking then I can talk.”

The western genre is rarely explored in modern mainstream cinema

The western genre is expansive. It has a wide variety of sub-genres that have been explored in various mediums over time. However, it certainly isn’t one of the most popular genres in modern mainstream cinema. Nonetheless, titles such as True Grit, The Revenant, and Bone Tomahawk have engaged audiences. A couple of them even garnered major awards attention.

Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and Django Unchained both explore western stories, but he might not be done with the genre quite yet. It’s clear that the filmmaker is interested in pursuing the genre further. The intersection of western and comedy seems to excite the filmmaker, which could indicate a potential path for future projects, even if they aren’t movies.

Stay tuned for more information on Tarantino’s tenth and potentially final film.

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