The shocking big-budget film that legendary Hollywood writer-director Quentin Tarantino has never watched was recently disclosed. Tarantino’s passion for movies started when his mother frequently took him to see films in a variety of genres when he was a young boy. He pursued his film studies by working at Video Archives in Manhattan Beach. He developed an encyclopedic knowledge of film there, which he exploited to launch a successful Hollywood career.
As soon as the heist-mystery thriller Reservoir Dogs was released in 1992, Tarantino gained recognition as one of the business’s most gifted screenwriters. He produced Pulp Fiction, which many consider his masterpiece, two years later. Tarantino’s career took off after winning the prestigious Palme d’Or and the Academy Award for Best Screenplay, and he produced Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Quentin Tarantino disclosed the well-known film that, unexpectedly, he had never seen. What is the biggest…most well-known, well-respected, whatever movie that you’ve never seen? Kimmel asked the filmmaker while addressing his new non-fiction book, Cinema Speculation, about the movies of the New Hollywood era. After giving it some thought, Tarantino acknowledged that he had never seen The Sound of Music and added that there are “few” who have. The studio crowd gasped in reaction, and the host was as astounded by the movie as everyone else.
Why Tarantino Hasn’t Seen The Sound Of Music yet?
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is renowned for having a deep understanding of both well-known and obscure films from his generation. He was inspired to write Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a tribute to that era of Hollywood, by his love of the television and movies of the 1960s and 1970s. The fact that Tarantino had never watched The Sound of Music, one of the biggest films of the 1960s, is astonishing, to put it mildly.
The lavish musical with a World War II setting received ten Academy Award nominations, won Best Picture and Best Director and made over $286 million (more than $2 billion when adjusted for inflation). The film is presently ranked 40th on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest 100 films of all time and fourth on their list of musicals. Being a self-described cinephile who draws inspiration from movies for many of his endeavors, Tarantino’s admission that The Sound of Music is an unchecked box came as a shock to many.