Newswire: Quentin Tarantino still insists he’s going to stop at ten movies

Speaking at San Diego’s Creativity Conference yesterday, Quentin Tarantino reaffirmed his longstanding claim that he will retire after his tenth film. Variety quoted the director as saying, “Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, ‘Match that shit!’” For those keeping score at home, Tarantino has directed eight feature films thus far—Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and last year’s The Hateful Eight. For Tarantino’s purposes, Kill Bill counts as one film, despite being released as two; Death Proof counts as one despite being part of Grindhouse’s double-feature; and the director’s segment of Four Rooms counts not at all, which few critics or fans would dispute.

Tarantino talked about his enjoyment of the filmmaking process, and the benefits of both writing and directing material, saying, “There’s this incredible satisfaction for me to think back, to usually only ...