Tarantino has made secret of his desire to focus predominantly on writing rather than directing and, when taking part in a Q&Awith filmmaker Martin Scorsese on the Directors Guild of America website, Tarantino offered an insight into his next creative output. “Right now, I’m working on a book. And I’ve got this character who had been in World War II and he saw a lot of bloodshed there,” he said.
“And now he’s back home, and it’s like the ’50s, and he doesn’t respond to movies anymore. He finds them juvenile after everything that he’s been through. As far as he’s concerned, Hollywood movies are movies. And so then, all of a sudden, he starts hearing about these foreign movies by Kurosawa and Fellini… So he finds himself drawn to these things and some of them he likes and some of them he doesn’t like and some of them he doesn’t understand, but he knows he’s seeing something.”
Tarantino offered more insight into the creative process of writing his novel, detailing the view through his main characters viewpoint: “So now, I find myself having a wonderful opportunity of, in some cases, rewatching and, in some cases, watching for the first time movies I’ve heard about forever, but from my character’s perspective.
“So I’m enjoying watching them but I’m also [thinking], ‘How is he taking it? How is he looking at it?’ I always like to have a good excuse for just throwing down into a pit of cinema…”