Quentin Tarantino's Final Movie Brings The Director’s Career Full Circle As He Returns To His Roots
We are going back to the place where it all started.
Tarantino's journey in the world of cinema has been nothing short of remarkable. He burst onto the scene in the early '90s with his debut feature, Reservoir Dogs, a dark mystery that immediately announced him as a daring new voice in film.
This low-budget independent film, set in Los Angeles, was a breakthrough for the young director and laid the groundwork for a career filled with iconic movies such as Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, and many more.
It's no secret that Quentin Tarantino, the maverick filmmaker known for his unique style of storytelling and his love of film history, has announced that his next film, The Movie Critic, will be his last.
In the midst of pre-production on The Movie Critic, Tarantino recently revealed his plans for what will be his final theatrical release. The iconic director has decided to return to Los Angeles, California, where he filmed his cult classic Reservoir Dogs, and plans to begin shooting in the fall of 2023.
While the logline for the upcoming movie remains a closely guarded secret, insiders suggest that it will be set in Los Angeles at the end of the 1970s and will feature a female protagonist. It is speculated that the story may revolve around influential film critic Pauline Kael, known for sparring with editors and filmmakers.
Kael did a brief stint as a consultant for Paramount in the late '70s at the request of Warren Beatty, a connection that fits the script's timeline. Given the filmmaker's admiration for Kael, it's likely that she is the subject of this mysterious project.
Tarantino has praised the state of California for its historical significance in the film industry and for the skilled film crews that call it home. He expressed that filming in his home state is special because the crews are some of the best he's ever worked with and the locations available are remarkable.
With his tenth film being produced in California, Quentin Tarantino is clearly looking to make his final film something special. While details and his usual collaborators are still being kept under wraps, the return to his filmmaking roots means that he wants to reflect on his career and celebrate his journey.