Some of you may have missed this earlier in the week, but my favorite movie news actually involves a book. Of course, it’s a book based on an Oscar-winning film and by an Oscar-winner, but it’s still. Yes, if you missed it, the news came that Quentin Tarantino has a novel in the works and not just any novel, but a novelization of his last film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Given what a unique voice he is, regardless of work, Tarantino is going to be very special in this medium. Read on for more …
According to ., Tarantino is not only working on this amendment to his film, but is also writing a non-fiction book about the films he grew up loving. Can you beat that Cinephiles around the world should eagerly await this work. His voice is so creative that this new format might really be something to embrace. In particular, he continues to threaten retirement sooner rather than later, which could keep his voice in our lives for years to come.
Here is part of their story:
Quentin Tarantino signed a two-book deal with Harper, the HarperCollins legal notice. First and foremost is Tarantino’s first fiction, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a novel due out next summer that breathes new life into the characters and premise of a film that received 10 Academy Award nominations and won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt. Tarantino has long been fascinated by the novels he read as an insatiable adult, paperbacks that accompanied the release of a film. In this tradition, he wrote a book that highlights the characters of Leonardo DiCaprio and Pitt. Fittingly, the Throwback novel will begin as a paperback for the Harper Perennial mass market alongside e-book and digital audio editions. A deluxe hardcover edition will follow in autumn.
Tarantino’s second work with Harper will be a non-fiction work, Cinema Speculation. Tarantino has often quoted film critic Pauline Kael as a literary heroine and hinted over the years that he could pursue a career writing about his film passions as his next career when he retires after directing his tenth film. This book is described by the publisher as “a deep dive into the movies of the 1970s, a rich mix of essays, reviews, personal writing, and enticing” what if “by one of the most famous filmmakers in cinema and his most dedicated fan. ”
The novel Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will chronicle the lives of Tarantino’s two protagonists – television actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth – backwards and forwards. When Tarantino made the film, he immersed himself in the mythology of Los Angeles in the summer before the murders of the Manson family, through the TV westerns that DiCaprio’s character Rick Dalton came from, to the Italian spaghetti westerns, the Clint Eastwood earned a career position in Rawhide and gave Dalton a lifeline. As part of his research, Tarantino wrote half a dozen episodes of Dalton’s series Bounty Law and has expressed a desire to direct it as a limited series.
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