by Simon Reynolds.
Quentin Tarantino has said that the film industry’s move towards digital technology is part of the reason why he wants to retire from directing.
The Django Unchained helmer re-affirmed his desire to stop making films “deep into my old age”, saying that he dislikes digital projection and the idea of shooting with digital cameras.
In a roundtable directors’ interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino lamented the loss of the traditional celluloid filmmaking process.
“Part of the reason I’m feeling [like retiring] is, I can’t stand all this digital stuff. This is not what I signed up for,” he said.
“Even the fact that digital presentation is the way it is right now – I mean, it’s television in public, it’s just television in public. That’s how I feel about it. I came into this for film.”
He continued: “I hate that stuff. I shoot film. But to me, even digital projection is – it’s over, as far as I’m concerned. It’s over.”
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