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.

Once Upon a Tim ein Hollywood book
HarperCollsPublishers, Andrew Cooper@Boss Films Productions

“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 H

Sebastian H

Sebastian is the founder and owner of the Tarantino Archives. He lives in Berlin. He also runs the SWDb and GCDb, Furiouscinema.com, robert-rodriguez.info and nischenkino.de

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