Tarantino announces two books for 2021

As Deadline reports, Quentin Tarantino has signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins for a “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” book novelization (he hinted at that earlier this year) to be released next summer, and a non-fiction book called “Cinema Speculation”, which is sort like a 70s movies deep dive.

The novelization will start as a Harper Perennial paperback, eBook and digital audio release with a deluxe hardcover edition to follow in the fall. Deadline has seen a sample of the book (do read the article) and it seems like Quentin has taken the story we are familiar with from the big screen and extended a lot of the experiences of Cliff and Rick, the adventures in italy, the industry names they have come across, their hits and failures. Click here for info in our Archives.

Once Upon a Tim ein Hollywood book
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“In the seventies movie novelizations were the first adult books I grew up reading, and to this day I have a tremendous amount of affection for the genre. So as a movie-novelization aficionado, I’m proud to announce Once Upon A Time In Hollywood my contribution to this often marginalized, yet beloved sub-genre in literature. I’m also thrilled to further explore my characters and their world in a literary endeavor that can (hopefully) sit alongside its cinematic counterpart.”

Quentin Tarantino, from the press release announcement

The deep dive will consit of essays, reviews (he has published a lot of reviews over the last months if you followed that closely, we highly recommend these), personal writing and – according to the article – “what ifs”. It will be called Cinema Speculation.

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Sebastian is the founder and owner of the Tarantino Archives and has been a fan and observer of QT for over two decades now, cherishing his work and the window in the the wider world of cinema his movies have opened up. Inspired as such, he runs the Spaghetti Western Database (SWDb), the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb), Furious Cinema, its German sister Nischenkino and The Robert Rodriguez Archives. He lives in Berlin.

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