Quentin Tarantino is close to taking his final bow.
Tarantino sat down with Ann Lewnes, CMO of Adobe, at Adobe Max — The Creativity Conference in San Diego on Thursday, discussing his start in the industry, from screenwriting to directing, followed by his inspirations that led him into the field. The conference was targeted to people working in entertainment, film, fashion and design.
Towards the end of the panel, Tarantino reiterated that he plans to retire following his tenth feature film.
“Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, ‘Match that sh-t!'” said the Tennessee-born director.
Tarantino, who has directed and written eight films, feels content with his career. He also described the trust he has within his own artistic process, stating that he finds pleasure in creating projects from scratch and watching them develop.
“There this incredible satisfaction for me to think back, to [what is] usually only two years ago … [and]to think that there was a moment in time where me and a pen were sitting at a table in front of a blank piece of paper,” said Tarantino. “[It’s] very gratifying for me.”
Though the end of his filmmaking career is nigh, Tarantino hopes that he will leave a lasting impression in cinema for future generations.
“At the end of the day, if you’re going to get right down to it … the way I define success is when I’m finished with the career, and I’m considered one of the greatest filmmakers who ever lived,” said the “Kill Bill” filmmaker to applause from the audience. “That would be successful. And going further, a great artist, not just filmmaker.”
He has previously teased that his next film could be a 1930s gangster movie set in Australia. But he’s also working on an undefined project revolving around his fascination with the year 1970.