Quentin Tarantino Shuts Down Questions About Violence In DJANGO UNCHAINED

Be sure to have a look at this video interview, in which UK journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy tries to get the director to discuss the perceived link between the bloody carnage his movies and real-life violence. "I'm shutting your butt down!"..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 1/10/2013


As is always the case when a violent film opens up in a similar time frame to some real-life tragedy, questions are raised about the links between the two. Quentin Tarantino has already fielded quite a few questions on the issue in previous interviews, but while promoting Django Unchained (which contains some particularly brutal scenes) in the UK, Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy tries to get him to readdress the issue..to no avail! Tarantino flat out refuses to answer. “Don’t ask me a question like that. I’m not biting. I refuse your question,” he says. “I’m not your slave and you’re not my master. You can’t make me dance to your tune. I’m not a monkey.” Skip to around the 4 minute mark to see it kick off..



What do you make of this? Do you blame Tarantino or do you take Guru-Murthy's point that it is a news programme he is hosting, and should ask the harder questions?









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DukeAcureds - 1/10/2013, 3:01 PM
Classic.
ScabbyJ - 1/10/2013, 3:06 PM
I use that response all the time at work
BlueDemon - 1/10/2013, 3:08 PM
This movie was awesome
LucasMend - 1/10/2013, 3:09 PM
That was a stupid question for the guy to ask for christ sake.
Shamo - 1/10/2013, 3:10 PM
have they never seen a single tarantino film? brutal violence is his fuccing signature. c'mon now. we should be way past this by now.
DJCheckPoint - 1/10/2013, 3:11 PM
Im Shutting you DOWN!!!!
RorMachine - 1/10/2013, 3:12 PM
I'm with QT also, although I don't blame the dude for hounding him either..showed a bit of guts if nothing else!
Scooby - 1/10/2013, 3:13 PM
Hehe, that was great
HavocPrime - 1/10/2013, 3:14 PM
*facepalm*

Interviewer is obviously fishing, he should of really done some research on QT before doing this.
ScRipt69 - 1/10/2013, 3:17 PM
Channel 4 news is the best news program on UK tv, they do explore the situation more fairly than say BBC or ITN, but Krishnan is being a dick here, he kept going and going and going until Tarantino snapped, I think it was unacceptable do try this on a well respected director who will be remembered beyond alot of modern directors, its not as if he is a benefit cheat with 11 kids, that fun to watch then rip into scum, but this was just pure sensationalism, next John Snow will be on Fox News
jimpinto24 - 1/10/2013, 3:18 PM
People need to stop bitching about QT's blood & violence in his films. Gosh!
WelcomeBackFrank - 1/10/2013, 3:20 PM
Videogames, movies, TV, music, and even guns don't have anything to do with people becoming deranged and violent. I'm not saying there aren't some bad eggs who will use those things for violence, but a gun is an inanimate object and those other things are mediums of entertainment. Pharmaceutical drugs, toxic substances, bad parenting, and inaction from schools and teachers to do something to prevent school shootings--- that's what we should be focusing on and going after.
The14thAvenger - 1/10/2013, 3:22 PM
haha yes QT
lntrn8 - 1/10/2013, 3:23 PM
GUNSMITH - 1/10/2013, 3:26 PM
IF HE LOVES HIS MOVIES HE DOESNT NEED TO EVEN ASK ABOUT VIOLENCE IN THEM..GOOFBALL.
cmax - 1/10/2013, 3:26 PM
I watch QT movies because they're well-written. I enjoy the story and most of all the dialogue. Violence is a part of it, yes, but I don't get off on it. Some of it is downright disturbing but it's part of the story he's trying to tell. The world can be a nasty place, and it's that world that QT chooses to write about.

If some mentally disturbed individual can't distinguish between a movie and a real act of violence it's not QT, or any filmmaker's fault, or their responsibility. Not at all.
NostalgicYouth - 1/10/2013, 3:28 PM
@ PatriotsSuperguy
Even though I don't exactly agree with you about QT, I would like to know who that sexy minx is.

Also by any chance are you a patriots fan? Lol
BruceWayneNewton - 1/10/2013, 3:30 PM
The sensationalism of the media makes me sick. All this idiot wanted was a controversial sound bite. What an ass clown. This kind of irresponsible finger pointing leads to censorship.
Sparrowsabre7 - 1/10/2013, 3:34 PM
I like Krishnan, but he shouldn't have kept going on about it. Maybe ask another time or two, but to keep badgering when it's clear Tarantino wasn't going to budge was rather unfair of him.
unknownfacts - 1/10/2013, 3:37 PM
It's funny when people try to blame movies,video games,and/or comics for the rise of violence.What really cause violence are people who were wronged in life(i.e.bullied,raped,or victumize in some,way,shape or form)or people who beleive they were wronged (i.e.stress at work caused by the person own incompetent or told to do something they have to do because they are suppose to do it).
SamWinchester - 1/10/2013, 3:38 PM
Tarantino is a dick. I've witnessed this firsthand.
Greengo - 1/10/2013, 3:41 PM
I want to see him and Piers Morgan get into it.
johnnybu243 - 1/10/2013, 3:42 PM
If anything adds to more real life violence like the sandy shootings its the medias coverage of it. You can get your name all over the news get tons of media coverage and be remembered forever. For a crazy person that would seem like pretty attractive way to go out.
Tainted87 - 1/10/2013, 3:50 PM
QT certainly lives up to his reputation with reporters. Definitely not afraid to speak his mind, and neither is Krishnan Guru-Murthy. Unfortunately Krishnan Guru-Murthy is on the wrong side of objective reporting, and QT is dangerously genre-savvy.

I haven't seen Django Unchained yet. I want to, but it's not on my list of priorities right now.

And yes, QT is a certifiable dick. He knows it, and he seems to embrace it. Doesn't make his movies any different.
NostalgicYouth - 1/10/2013, 3:50 PM
Well much obliged @Patriot
JustHereForTheBoom - 1/10/2013, 3:51 PM
Part of the reason why Django Unchained was such an effective movie was was because it DIDN'T pull any punches with the violence, particularly with its depiction of slavery as being horrible and brutal as all [frick].

MisterMagurlypse - 1/10/2013, 3:54 PM
I don't blame QT. You can only poke someone so much.
Speaking of poking....bottoms up!! Talk about advert placement, but I'm not complaining.
NostalgicYouth - 1/10/2013, 3:54 PM
What's wrong with being a dick? Sometimes you need a dick in entertainment to wake you up?
Okay that didn't sound right; but sometimes you need a jerk to be willing to push the line, because not a lot of people are not afraid to push the boundary like QT. That's why I'm such a fan of QT.
BruceWayneNewton - 1/10/2013, 3:55 PM
I think the better answer is...Who the hell isn't a Patriots fan?? Pats/Packers Superbowl!
nowtheresaBATman - 1/10/2013, 4:02 PM
^^Go Patriots!
poop23 - 1/10/2013, 4:02 PM
Kept thinking that the interviewer was at some point gonna start crying during this

NostalgicYouth - 1/10/2013, 4:03 PM
@ BruceWayneNewton
there is nothing wrong with being a patriots fan
ALmazing - 1/10/2013, 4:09 PM
Tarantino gave the interviewer more than what he bargained for.
tron21full - 1/10/2013, 4:11 PM
This feels like a scene of a movie. And every time something like this shows up, the reporter is likeable because their usually a funny character. but, i agree with Tarantino. THIS IS BULLSH*T. THE MAN EVEN SAYS HE'S A FAN. AND FRANKLY I WOULD NOT BELIEVE HIM BECAUSE OF HOW HE IS ACTING. I LOVE TARANTINO'S WORKS. I DON'T LIKE VIOLENCE MYSELF. BUT THE IDEA OF VIOLENCE IN A MOVIE, SPECIALLY SUPERHEROES, IS THAT IF'S FUNNY. VIOLENCE IS A SATIRE TOPIC. THE MOVIES ARE A FANTASY AND SOME DIRECTORS MIGHT WANT TO EXPLORE THE QUESTIONS IN MIND. WHAT IF? WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO A CHARACTERS FUTURE? ECT. AGAIN WHAT IF ITS TRUE OR NOT, HE SAID HE LOVES HIS FILMS, IF SO, DON'T BRING IT UP.

LONG LIVE TARANTINO AND OTHER WONDERING FILM MAKERS.
batfan175 - 1/10/2013, 4:12 PM
while i agree with QT's message about violence there as a better way of getting across his refusal to answer the question without sounding like a grade A douchebag.
superpooper - 1/10/2013, 4:24 PM
Lol. Quentin. It's funny to see him on the ropes. His position is not defensible really seeing as that his movies are pretty much what people are talking about when they bring up violence in cinema, but of course he knows that. He looks like he had a bit too much COFFEE maybe? There's always going to be socially irresponsible film makers, at least in America, and I think that's a wonderful thing. I love socially irresponsible films. Aren't most of them anyway? They're one of my favorite distractions from reality and escapism is really the national pastime. They're also a convenient excuse for a lot of angry parents when they don't want to talk about the REAL issue which is poor parenting and letting TV and video games babysit your kids.
AC1 - 1/10/2013, 4:26 PM
I love how 'no nonsense' QT is, he's crazy, he's actually kind of scary. It's completely understandable why he wouldn't answer that question - he doesn't have to, the answer is obvious.

Channel 4 are a good channel for entertainment but their news coverage has always been a bit flimsy. However, props to Krishnan Guru-Murthy for keeping at it and remaining as composed as he did.

Film is all about escapism - guns, killing, violence; all fine in movies. It's when they happen in real life that it's wrong. Keep the violence in the movies, and out of real life.
AC1 - 1/10/2013, 4:27 PM
It's hilarious too because it actually looked like they were fast-forwarding QT's parts.
jimoakley666 - 1/10/2013, 4:28 PM
You can't take sides with this. It's VERY refreshing to see a nice active dialogue for once, with no ponceing about or arse-kissing. It's great to see this kind of thing. This is the kind of debate you'd have with your friends about stuff, so it's great to see them both actually engaging. I've more respect for the two of them and I'm sure they have more respect for each other for this too.
AmazingFantasy - 1/10/2013, 4:33 PM
Tarantino is [frick]ing GOLD
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