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Will we get a complete "Rewritten History" trilogy from Quentin Tarantino?

Feb. 11, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

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Quentin Tarantino, you could argue, is at the top of the film mountain right now. Not only have his last two films INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and DJANGO UNCHAINED been critically acclaimed, but they have also pulled in tons of money. It's double impressive for DJANGO UNCHAINED considering westerns don't generally do as well overseas and it just goes to show you the type of clout he carries.

While answering questions at a press conference for BAFTA winners Quentin Tarantino confirmed that he would be interested in doing another film to finish his "rewritten history" trilogy.

From Empire: "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…"

Now Quentin Tarantino has been guilty more than once of talking up a project that never sees the light of day (Vega brothers movie, KILL BILL animated prequel...didn't he want to do a porn at one point or something?), but I think we can take this comment a little more seriously. He's at the top of his game and a lot of that credit is due to his past two films.

I know there are people out there that have not cared for his "rewritten history" films for whatever reasons. But to me I think these movies have given Quentin Tarantino the opportunity to grow as a filmmaker. We all love PULP FICTION and RESERVOIR DOGS, and all of his films feel like a "Tarantino Flick" but would you really want him to be making the same thing over and over? Isn't that why Woody Allen or Wes Anderson tend to get shit? (Note: This is not necessarily MY opinion as I enjoy both directors; just one I've heard from others.) It's like when a band slightly changes its sound and then fans bitch because it doesn't sound like "their old stuff."

At this point Quentin Tarantino can do whatever he wants. Not that he couldn't before but it certainly helps when your films are pulling in over $100 million. It'll be real interesting to see what time period he may cover next and hopefully we'll get more information as soon as possible.

Extra Tidbit: Quentin Tarantino is a director first and actor second (or third....or fiftieth depending on how low you rate) but it always makes me smile when he pops up in a film. What's your favorite?
Source: Empire

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10:54AM on 02/13/2013
Would Love to see His take on a Historical Bonnie and Clyde Movie with Michael Parks Playing the Texas Ranger Hunting them Down.
Would Love to see His take on a Historical Bonnie and Clyde Movie with Michael Parks Playing the Texas Ranger Hunting them Down.
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7:36AM on 02/12/2013

Just putting this out there but....

What about a Tarantino tv series. Holy shit he'd rock the small screen on a weekly basis. Either a continuing series or something like The Tarantino Chronicles and and have a different short story every week. Just sayin.
What about a Tarantino tv series. Holy shit he'd rock the small screen on a weekly basis. Either a continuing series or something like The Tarantino Chronicles and and have a different short story every week. Just sayin.
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12:37AM on 02/12/2013
How about the future? It doesn't have to be sci-fi, but something futuristic. Giving Tarantino his Blade Runner? That would be sweet.
How about the future? It doesn't have to be sci-fi, but something futuristic. Giving Tarantino his Blade Runner? That would be sweet.
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10:19PM on 02/11/2013
I saw Sci-Fi mentioned below, and I think something in the vein of Heavy Metal's storyline would be kind of cool.
I saw Sci-Fi mentioned below, and I think something in the vein of Heavy Metal's storyline would be kind of cool.
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10:11PM on 02/11/2013

Cold War Spy Flick

Since he's jumping around history and genres, I'd love to see him do a spy flick. Especially since he never got to make his version of Casino Royale he talked about.
Since he's jumping around history and genres, I'd love to see him do a spy flick. Especially since he never got to make his version of Casino Royale he talked about.
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4:49PM on 02/11/2013

Trilogy?

Whatever happened to a "trilogy" being one unified story told in three parts? Apparently a trilogy can now be any films that are barely related, as long as there are three of them.
Whatever happened to a "trilogy" being one unified story told in three parts? Apparently a trilogy can now be any films that are barely related, as long as there are three of them.
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7:47PM on 02/11/2013
What about Edgar Wright's "Blood and Cornetto" trilogy ? It has three very distinct films - "Shaun of the Dead", "Hot Fuzz", and soon "The World's End". Unrelated films BUT they all share a very important characteristic - it's a pastiche/homage to a particular type of genre film (Zombie/Buddy Cops/Apocalypse). I think that "rewriting" history a la Tarantino is a strong enough mark to call this a "trilogy" too, as in three films that mark a very distinct period in the filmmaker's body of work.
What about Edgar Wright's "Blood and Cornetto" trilogy ? It has three very distinct films - "Shaun of the Dead", "Hot Fuzz", and soon "The World's End". Unrelated films BUT they all share a very important characteristic - it's a pastiche/homage to a particular type of genre film (Zombie/Buddy Cops/Apocalypse). I think that "rewriting" history a la Tarantino is a strong enough mark to call this a "trilogy" too, as in three films that mark a very distinct period in the filmmaker's body of work. That is all.
8:51PM on 02/11/2013
I don't think that should be called a trilogy either. Just like I don't think "Blade Runner", "Alien", and "Prometheus" make up a trilogy just because they are all Ridley Scott sci-fi films. We don't try to call the "Alien trilogy" Spielberg's "E.T., Close Encounters", and "War of the Worlds" because they all share a key genre and subject. These directors just made several of the same kind of movies.
I don't think that should be called a trilogy either. Just like I don't think "Blade Runner", "Alien", and "Prometheus" make up a trilogy just because they are all Ridley Scott sci-fi films. We don't try to call the "Alien trilogy" Spielberg's "E.T., Close Encounters", and "War of the Worlds" because they all share a key genre and subject. These directors just made several of the same kind of movies.
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4:08PM on 02/11/2013

Possible Third Revisionist History Themes

Native Americans and European Explorers, 1920's Cops and Gangsters, Vikings, 1980's Street Gangs, WWI Flying Tigers (Red Baron), Cold War Espionage Caper, 1800 Sea Battle Captains...
Ad infinitum.
Native Americans and European Explorers, 1920's Cops and Gangsters, Vikings, 1980's Street Gangs, WWI Flying Tigers (Red Baron), Cold War Espionage Caper, 1800 Sea Battle Captains...
Ad infinitum.
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3:24PM on 02/11/2013

my bad

i thought Django was the end of a Vengeance trilogy that started with Kill Bill, much like Chan-wook Park's work. having been corrected now, i would love a historical trilogy and like the idea posted before about the Cold War, thought i'd also like a Vietnam era flick from him.
tibit: From Dusk til Dawn. he gave me the creeps there for a minute.
i thought Django was the end of a Vengeance trilogy that started with Kill Bill, much like Chan-wook Park's work. having been corrected now, i would love a historical trilogy and like the idea posted before about the Cold War, thought i'd also like a Vietnam era flick from him.
tibit: From Dusk til Dawn. he gave me the creeps there for a minute.
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2:28PM on 02/11/2013

Tidbit

I say he's a writer first, director second, actor third.....but that's just me.
I say he's a writer first, director second, actor third.....but that's just me.
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12:54PM on 02/11/2013

My idea to round out a trilogy

A 50s/60s Cold War spy thriller centered around gay & lesbian characters. Who found themselves persecuted by both sides (blacklisted and dragged in front of McCarthy in America...tortured and imprisoned in communist countries.)

Take some cues from James Bond, John Le Carre, Alistair Maclean, Hitchcock. Plenty of opportunity for a soundtrack of pop hits of the era.

Extra tidbit: the answering machine in Jackie Brown. "END OF MESSAGE."
A 50s/60s Cold War spy thriller centered around gay & lesbian characters. Who found themselves persecuted by both sides (blacklisted and dragged in front of McCarthy in America...tortured and imprisoned in communist countries.)

Take some cues from James Bond, John Le Carre, Alistair Maclean, Hitchcock. Plenty of opportunity for a soundtrack of pop hits of the era.

Extra tidbit: the answering machine in Jackie Brown. "END OF MESSAGE."
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12:46PM on 02/11/2013

EXTRA TIDBIT: Four rooms : The Man from Hollywood.he even overshadowed Bruce willis in that scene.its his best performance

In an interview,he said that he was going to do a small film something like Jackie brown.i would like to see him do a Historical swashbuckler,30s gangster film with Leo dicaprio in black&white,Spy thriller,Cyberpunk futuristic Sci-fi,Surrealistic psychological thriller
In an interview,he said that he was going to do a small film something like Jackie brown.i would like to see him do a Historical swashbuckler,30s gangster film with Leo dicaprio in black&white,Spy thriller,Cyberpunk futuristic Sci-fi,Surrealistic psychological thriller
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12:28PM on 02/11/2013
I know this doesn't constitute as "rewriting history," but I'd like to see Tarantino's interpretation in the Sci-Fy realm. How would QT see the future and what time type of futuristic music would accompany his movie? Plus, it's something he hasn't tackled yet. Perhaps, after rewriting history, we see the world from that time line.
I know this doesn't constitute as "rewriting history," but I'd like to see Tarantino's interpretation in the Sci-Fy realm. How would QT see the future and what time type of futuristic music would accompany his movie? Plus, it's something he hasn't tackled yet. Perhaps, after rewriting history, we see the world from that time line.
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12:23PM on 02/11/2013
I think he should do something in the 1920's or 1950's about gangsters and the mafia. I thin that would be amazing 'rewritten history' for him to tackle.

Also want to see him do a superhero film one day.
I think he should do something in the 1920's or 1950's about gangsters and the mafia. I thin that would be amazing 'rewritten history' for him to tackle.

Also want to see him do a superhero film one day.
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11:42AM on 02/11/2013

Ideas for third film?

I'd like to see his take on the genocide of Native Americans, but I'd honestly be excited for anything he came up with.
I'd like to see his take on the genocide of Native Americans, but I'd honestly be excited for anything he came up with.
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11:34AM on 02/11/2013
I think if a director like Tarantino, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson or some other director has such a strong style, they should stick to it, because it's not like they're making the same movies over and over again, but they have their own genre and I think it's the best thing a filmmaker can achieve.
I think if a director like Tarantino, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson or some other director has such a strong style, they should stick to it, because it's not like they're making the same movies over and over again, but they have their own genre and I think it's the best thing a filmmaker can achieve.
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11:30AM on 02/11/2013
I've always hoped for a Tarantino zombie movie, but I think that's just my wishful thinking. Whatever he makes next, I'll be there for sure.
I've always hoped for a Tarantino zombie movie, but I think that's just my wishful thinking. Whatever he makes next, I'll be there for sure.
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11:23AM on 02/11/2013
Wouldn't mind him making five more of these kind of stand-alone films. My only critique or hope at this point is that there is a lot less violence than the last two. A little more Jackie Brown and a little less Django. Don't get me wrong, I love what he does with it but I have faith he can tell a great story without massive body counts.
Wouldn't mind him making five more of these kind of stand-alone films. My only critique or hope at this point is that there is a lot less violence than the last two. A little more Jackie Brown and a little less Django. Don't get me wrong, I love what he does with it but I have faith he can tell a great story without massive body counts.
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11:20AM on 02/11/2013

which era would be next?

i'd like to see QT do something on the cold war era from the Soviet perspective. a comedy or something like QT's own Dr. Strangelove.
i'd like to see QT do something on the cold war era from the Soviet perspective. a comedy or something like QT's own Dr. Strangelove.
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10:56AM on 02/11/2013

cool

cool I am down. django was amazing.
cool I am down. django was amazing.
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