Quentin Tarantino is a well-established director that has made some fun films throughout his filmography. Each one seemingly pays tribute to a different style of filmmaking and even goes as far as combining multiple genres into one. He was supposedly going to explore a more mainstream project with Star Trek before passing on it. Now, L.A. Times got a chance to sit down with the director and asked if he’d ever want to direct a Marvel film, which led to him giving the following response:
You have to be a hired hand to do those thing. I’m not a hired hand. I’m not looking for a job.Quentin Tarantino
One can take away a lot of what he’s described. Some may take this as a downplay of the artistic freedom given by Marvel Studios, or also just say the directors of these projects are nothing more than a cog in the machine. Tarantino wanted to adapt a Luke Cage film in the 90s, but that project never came to be. Of course, that is a very different climate from where Marvel Studios stands today. He also isn’t someone who doesn’t enjoy mainstream blockbusters, as he even highlighted his experience with Star Wars.
Of course, I liked ‘Star Wars.’ What’s not to like? But I remember — and this is not a ‘but’ in a negative way, but in a good way. The movie completely carried me along and I was just rocking and rolling with these characters…. When the lights came on, I felt like a million dollars. And I looked around and had this moment of recognition, thinking, ‘Wow! What a time at the moviesQuentin Tarantino
He also highlights that it’s just not his “favorite exactly type of film,” which highlights the beauty of cinema. There are many types of films available for viewers and everyone finds those that fit their mold better.
Now, that’s not necessarily my favorite exact type of film. At the end of the day, I’m more of a ‘Close Encounters [of the Third Kind]’ guy, just the bigger idea and Spielberg setting out to make an epic for regular people, not just cinephiles. Few films had the kind of climax that ‘Close Encounters’ had. It blew audiences awayQuentin Tarantino
Tarantino‘s quote is less of a direct assault on Marvel and their filmography than other veteran directors have done in the past; Martin Scorcese‘s press tours becoming a renewed inquiry in regard to his thoughts on the film since the op-ed he released a while ago calling them “theme park” films. We’ll likely never hear the end of these quotes.
Source: LA Times