Quentin Tarantino Once Revealed He Was ‘Depressed’ When ‘Death Proof’ Flopped

Quentin Tarantino once revealed he was ‘depressed for a month’ after ‘Death Proof’s’ performance

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Tarantino’s Death Proof might not have enjoyed the same amount of praise or accolades that his other films did. When he read how his and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse performed, Tarantino admitted to taking the news a bit hard.

Quentin Tarantino has a unique style of filmmaking that’s served him well in his long career. Although the Pulp Fiction director’s films have mostly done well commercially, Death Proof was the exception. The film didn’t do as well as his other films, and Tarantino admitted he was truly hurt by the film’s performance.

Tarantino felt that partial fault lay in his desire to keep adding more money to Death Proof’s budget.