Over the course of his long career, Quentin Tarantino has produced a number of timeless movies. But what is the Oscar-winning screenwriter and director’s current favourite creation? In a recent interview, the director put an end to these rumours by declaring that his favourite movie of 2019 is Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
In a recent interview on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, the filmmaker was asked to pick a favourite movie from his body of work, which includes Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight. “People have been asking me questions like that for years. And I would remark something along the lines of, “Oh, they’re all my kids,” but I genuinely believe Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is my greatest work,” he remarked.
In the 1969 film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Leonardo DiCaprio played a retired actor named Rick Dalton, while Cliff Booth served as the stunt double (played by Brad Pitt). There was also an alternative plot including Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate. The movie received 10 Academy Award nominations and won two of them.
Quentin Tarantino already made the decision to be open about the film’s finale in an interview with Deadline, saying, “I came up with that ending quite a few years ago. I had been gradually developing this composition in some capacity for almost seven years. And around five years ago, I had the concept for that last shot. When I did, it really surprised me. Because I had to videotape that, it was the event that solidified my decision to do this at some point.
Currently, Quentin Tarantino is promoting his latest book of cinema analyses, Cinema Speculation.