Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he admires directors who retire early.

Speaking at the UK press conference of his new movie Inglorious Basterds he said: "I believe that a filmmaker lives or dies by their filmography. If you muck about too much, well then you've just cheapened your entire artistic standard.

"I admire directors that retire at a certain age, so they don't just cheapen their filmography with four limp-d**k old man movies at the end of it.

"That was behind the idea of saying something like, 'The Fourth Film by Quentin Tarantino' (the tagline for Kill Bill: Vol. 1) Now you can say that was self-aggrandising, and maybe it is to some degree or another.

"But you know the thing is - and I'm not touting them that way anymore - but I think it is very realistic to say that your first movie is your first movie, and your second movie is your second movie, and so on.

"I am a student of cinema and I've seen where directors have gone wrong. I've seen where they've gone off track or off the road, or there's not that excitement about their work that happened before, and frankly I don't want that to happen to me."

Tarantino has brought together an all star cast of Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender and Diane Kruger for his new movie set during the Second World War.

Inglorious Basterds is released 21st August.


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