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Quentin Tarantino not a fan of films on streaming platforms

The director believes in preserving the theatrical experience.

The director believes in preserving the theatrical experience.

Quentin Tarantino made his opinion loud and clear during his interview at the Cannes Film Festival with ‘Deadline’. The 60-year-old director is not a fan of streaming platforms, claiming that it’s like these films “don’t even exist.”

The ‘Django Unchained’ director is set to film his 10th and final movie, which was always his plan, and he’s sticking to it.

“I like the idea of going out on top,” he said. “I like the idea of giving it my all for 30 years and then saying, ‘Okay, that’s enough’.”

There is very little known about this final film, except that the title is ‘The Movie Critic’, and it’s centred around a female lead in Los Angeles during the late 1970s.

“And I don’t like working to diminishing returns. And I mean, now is a good time because I mean, what even is a motion picture anyway anymore? Is it just something that they show on Apple? That would be diminishing returns,” said Tarantino.

He believes films should be released in theatres first for the proper theatrical experience. Otherwise, there’s no “real” experience in viewing them. He uses Ryan Reynold’s deal with Netflix as an example.

“I’m not picking on anybody, but apparently for Netflix, Ryan Reynolds has made $50 million on this movie and $50 million on that movie,” the ‘Pulp Fiction’ director said.

“I don’t know what any of those movies are. I’ve never seen them. Have you?”

“Well, good for him that he’s making so much money. But those movies don’t exist in the zeitgeist. It’s almost like they don’t even exist.”

What do we know about his last film?

‘The Movie Critic’ is set to start filming in the fall, marking the end of an era for the Oscar-winning director. His last hit was ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ which was distributed by Sony.

“I’m probably going to be doing the movie with Sony because they’re the last game in town that is just absolutely, utterly, committed to the theatrical experience,” Tarantino told the outlet.

“It’s not about feeding their streaming network. They are committed to theatrical experience. They judge success by asses on seats.

“And they judge success by the movies entering the zeitgeist, not just making a big expensive movie and then putting it on your streaming platform. No one even knows it’s there.”


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