Quentin Tarantino is treating his statesman years with as much experimentation and excitement as his indie filmmaking years. The filmmaking firebrand is fresh off the release of his novelization of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and set to release his new book on film theory, Cinema Speculation, on Oct. 25, 2022.
The book comes from Harper and will focus on The Getaway and other movies from the 1970s that really influenced him. The book's official synopsis is:
"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 artform ever."
Cinema Speculation is his first work of nonfiction.
I'm excited to see where this journey takes Tarantino. It should be a revealing and interesting read. Will you be pre-ordering?