miércoles, 13 de febrero de 2013

Tarantino wants to be a historian

Have you ever imagined about Tarantino making a trilogy? Neither have I. Apparently, he already has the idea wandering around his head and part of the job done.

During the post-BAFTA gala interview, the moviemaker of the controversial Django Unchained, Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs awarded with the Best Original Screenplay BAFTA, declared: "This [rewritten history theme] begs a trilogy, it begs to have a third movie on this theme. I haven't decided about what yet, but I wouldn't be surprised."

His two last movies, Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained are supposedly part of the plan. Whit this two and the one probably upcoming, the moviemaker will achieve his goal of rewrite the wrongs on history and give his own vision of the things. Ambitious, huh?

The big question here is: what would be the issue of the third part of the trilogy? It is impossible to tell, but it is sure that his legions of fans will be already rubbing his hand waiting for more Tarantino. 

Sincerely, I will not give much credit to Tarantino's promises of prequels and sequels of his movies. After all, Vincent Vega (Pulp Fiction) and Vic Vega (Reservoir Dogs) were never reunited and Black Mamba's (Kill Bill) third episode never saw the light...

3 comentarios:

  1. Quentin Tarantino baffles. I think he's very talented, but I also feel that as his success and fame have increased, so has his ego. He takes himself way too seriously and I think his ambition to "rewrite history" so to speak is an example of that. I thought it was great you mentioned the unmade third installment of "Kill Bill," demonstrating that Tarantino's grand plans don't always come to fruition despite his comments. This was a really interesting piece that provided a lot of information in a clear and concise way.

  2. Thanks for the update.

    I agree with Brittany. Did you hear his acceptance speech? He sure loves himself. A lot.

    Well, since the first movie of this "trilogy" took place during the zenith of fascism, and the second took place on the brink of the Civil War (with the themes of slavery/freedom, racism), I'm beginning to think it could be during a time of Communism. Perhaps Stalinist Russia? Maybe Maoist China? Or maybe during the Vietnam War.

    Could be cool. But then again this is just speculation.

  3. I thought of this conversation today during my African film class. One of the authors of the course text is very adamant that film is a genre that can influence the masses, but we read contradictory articles today talking about how the masses influence film—not the other way around.

    Culture is created, decided and is in flux at the whims of the people, I think. A film itself doesn't have that much power, even if the person in question believes himself to be above the general population.