More even than dazzling ballistics and rhythmic dialogue, what most crucially defines Quentin Tarantino’s identity as a filmmaker is his obsession with the most brutal corners of great Americana. Tarantino founded his career on stories about organized crime, evolving quickly to stories about the even crueler penal system. He’s treaded generously in gangster pictures, Western epics, and war dramas–none specific to stateside cinema, perhaps, but each a fundamental piece thereof. And right in step with this ideology is the next project he’s reportedly tackling: a Manson Family movie.
As far as casting goes,
With every announcement of a new Tarantino movie, fans no doubt endure a bit of anxiety. Tarantino himself has declared an intention to cap his career at 10 movies, which makes whatever film comes next–Mansion-related or otherwise–his penultimate project. On one hand, an examination of the darkness bubbling over the surface of late ’60s L.A. does sound perfect for Quentin’s oeuvre. On the other, let us know how