It is clear that Quentin Tarantino adores cinema in all its forms whether that be as a fan himself or as a filmmaker.
He has nine creations so far - Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Volume 1, Kill Bill: Volume 2, Death Proof, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.
Every one of those movies is filled with references and tributes to some of his favourite movies from the past.
Following the release of Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, Tarantino signed a two-book deal with publisher Harper Collins, with the first release coming as an extended narration of that film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie.
The second release, titled Cinema Speculation, is described as a “rich mix of essays, reviews, personal writing, and tantalizing ‘what if’s.'”
It is specifically linked to cinema in the 1970s and concerns “film criticism, film theory, a feat of reporting, and wonderful personal history”.
Cinema Speculation summary
"In addition to being among the most celebrated of contemporary filmmakers, Quentin Tarantino is possibly the most joyously infectious movie lover alive. For years he has touted in interviews his eventual turn to writing books about films.
"Now, with Cinema Speculation, the time has come, and the results are everything his passionate fans—and all movie lovers—could have hoped for. Organized around key American films from the 1970s, all of which he first saw as a young moviegoer at the time, this book is as intellectually rigorous and insightful as it is rollicking and entertaining.
"At once film criticism, film theory, a feat of reporting, and wonderful personal history, it is all written in the singular voice recognizable immediately as QT’s and with the rare perspective about cinema possible only from one of the greatest practitioners of the art form ever. "
Tarantino is on a bit of a hiatus from filmmaking at the moment, which is interesting considering he has said previously that his 10th film, whatever it may be, could be his last.
Following the release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, he has directed episodes of the new series of Justified, released a podcast with Roger Avery, and developed a feature-length Bounty Law episode.