>Quentin Tarantino is in a panel discussion with several other directors
>Quentin Tarantino is asked what he would do if he quit making movies
>his answer is to write/direct plays and write novels
>Ridley Scott says it's the same thing
Is he right?
No, he's not, because in directing plays he would be tangibly illustrating his thoughts whereas in the novel, he would need to express them; however, from what I've read of some of his screenplays, he's a lot better than other screenwriters out there; add to this the caveat that quantum tarantula is a huge beta cuckold indeed, and I do not claim contradictory.
I don't think he is right. When you write a novel, you write it in prose, and then it isn't perform. The reader has to read it in a book and imagine the events himself. When you direct a play, you write the play, and then it's performed, and lots of people take it in at once. Moreover, a movie is different from a play in that the performance isn't right there in front of you but shot on film (or digitallly) and then reproduced en masse to be shown on screens throughout the world. So they're all different mediums, in my humble opinion. Hope this helps.
I think he'll be a good playwright/director, and I think the theatre could use someone like Tarantino to come in and shake things up a bit there, much like Matt and Trey did with Book of Mormon.
I'm not sure his transition to novels will be as good. Yes, his screenplays are more descriptive than most, but a lot of it is still describing what he wants to shoot and what the camera will see, which he uses as motivation for some of his description.
We'll see, but I like Tarantino, always have, and I think he has potential if he really ends up choosing to go this route. The only thing I do hope if he does decide to do this, is he actually takes a shot at fiction (as in a book), and doesn't decide at the last minute to go the graphic novel route - which I can also see him doing.
kubrick said making a film is "like trying to write 'War and Peace' in a bumper car in an amusement park". so i guess it follows that if you can make a film, writing a novel would be a cakewalk comparatively.
I think I'd be much more interested in his first novel than his first play. I feel like it could either be something good where you can feel it's actually Tarantino or it's going to become some hackneyed mediocre mess.
>and doesn't decide at the last minute to go the graphic novel route
Oh please no.