Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter as part of a directors special, Tarantino revealed the film that he he felt was the low point of his career so far: 2007’s Death Proof.
To me, it’s all about my filmography, and I want to go out with a terrific filmography. Death Proof has got to be the worst movie I ever made. And for a left-handed movie, that wasn’t so bad, all right?
I’ve got to say, he’s probably right. Death Proof was alright, but didn’t leave me with the same high that I got after watching Inglourious Basterds, or spawn as many memorable lines as Pulp Fiction. Tarantino went on to admit the risk of tarnishing his legacy he takes whenever he brings out a new film.
I do think one of those out-of-touch, old, limp, flaccid-dick movies costs you three good movies as far as your rating is concerned.
He makes a fair point; let’s just hope that his eighth effort, Django Unchained