Quentin Tarantino thinks he's "earned the right to do his own thing".
The director isn't worried if people aren't patient enough to watch his new movie 'The Hateful Eight', which has a running time of over three hours although he would like it to be "popular".
He explained: "If it's too much for people, if audiences don't accept it, well I guess that's just the way it is. I'm not being cavalier when it comes to my financial partners, but I think I've earned the right to do my thing my way.
"While I really want it to do well and it would be lovely if it's popular, movies are for a long time. I'm really proud of the piece. If it ends up not connecting with audiences, I won't be heartbroken. I'll be a little disappointed, but I won't be heartbroken."
Elsewhere, Tarantino, 52, will release two versions of the film, including an extended one which he said is like watching an opera such as 'La Boheme'.
He told The Salt Lake Tribune: "The movie that plays in most theaters and most malls and stuff, artistically, everything, it's the exact same movie. It's a little more audience-friendly, a little less impressed with itself. But if you go see the roadshow version, if you go to that, you're mine. It's like you're seeing Placido Domingo at the Paris opera house, or you're seeing La Boheme at La Scala or even Pacino on Broadway in 'Iceman Cometh'. You get the programme and the overture and intermission: That's what you're doing that night. Everything else you do is secondary to going to see my movie that night."